Keichu, a Zen teacher of the Meiji era, was visited one day by the governor of Kyoto for the first time. His assistant presented the calling card, which read: Kitagaki, Governor of Kyoto.
'I have no business with such a fellow.' said Keichu to his assistant. 'Tell him to get out of here.'
The assistant carried the card back with apologies.
‘Oh, that was my error,' said the governor and with a pencil he scratched out the words Governor of Kyoto. 'Ask your teacher again.'
'Oh, THAT Kitagaki?' said the teacher when he saw the card again. 'Him, I want to see. Show him in."