Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)

Title

Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573)

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Description

Examining inscriptions on landscape paintings and related documents, this book explores the views of the "two jewels" of Japanese Zen literature, Gido Shushin (1325-1388) and Zekkai Chushin (1336-1405), and their students. These monks played important roles as advisors to the shoguns Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1408) and Yoshimochi (1386-1428), as well as to major figures in various michi or Ways of linked verse, the No theatre, ink painting, rock gardens, and other arts. By applying images of mountain retreats to their busy urban lives in the capital, these Five Mountain Zen monks provoke reconsiderations of the relation between secular and sacred and nature and culture.

ISBN

0585068399 9780585068398

Publication Date

1999

Publisher

State University of New York Press

City

Albany

Keywords

Buddhist arts, Landscape painting, Japanese Kamakura-Momoyama periods, Zen arts, Japan

Disciplines

Art and Design | Asian Art and Architecture | History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology | Japanese Studies