Zen


2h 7m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Follows the life of Zen Buddhist monk Dogen Kigen during the turbulent Kamakura period. Dogen's parents died when he was very young, and his devout mother's final wish was that he go on to become a monk and work for the welfare of all beings. The experience of having his parents die gave Dogen a spe

Film Details

Release Date
2009
Production Company
Kadokawa Pictures; Kadokawa Pictures
Distribution Company
Kadokawa Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Synopsis

Follows the life of Zen Buddhist monk Dogen Kigen during the turbulent Kamakura period. Dogen's parents died when he was very young, and his devout mother's final wish was that he go on to become a monk and work for the welfare of all beings. The experience of having his parents die gave Dogen a special insight into the fleeting nature of life and sparked his search for enlightenment. With this insight, he eventually succeeded in spreading his method of seated meditation throughout Japan, and managed to bring salvation to the hearts and minds of many people along the way.

Film Details

Release Date
2009
Production Company
Kadokawa Pictures; Kadokawa Pictures
Distribution Company
Kadokawa Pictures

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 7m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Based on a novel written by Tetsuo Otani.