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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Purification at the Orchid Pavilion

 

Purification at the Orchid Pavilion, 1671
Fan Yi 樊沂 (c. 1615 -before 1688)
Frontispiece and colophon by Manpukuji’s 7th Abbot, Yueshan Daozong 悅山道宗 (Jp. Etsuzan Dōshū, 1629-1709), 1707
China, Qing dynasty (1644-1911)
Handscroll, ink and color on silk
28.4 x 392.8 cm; 29.8 x 763.3 cm (mounted)
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. Wai-kam Ho and the Womens Council of The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1977.47

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Detail 1: Guests composing poetry and drinking rice wine from cups floating down the stream.

Detail 2: Wang Xizhi 王羲之 (303 AD–361 AD), China’s most esteemed calligrapher, with friends and child attendants, in a pavilion watching the movement of geese in the water, which are famously cited as inspiration for Wang’s calligraphic style.