Sesson Yubai

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Sesson Yubai (1288–1346). Japanese Zen master of the Rinzai school. In 1306/7 he went to China, where he was imprisoned for ten years, but also sought instruction from different masters, before returning to become abbot of Engaku-ji and Nanzen-ji. He was a writer of considerable care and style who is considered one of the founders of the gosan-bungaku.