True Image:

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

Self Guided Tour

A Sash of Clouds

A Sash of Clouds

A Sash of Clouds, after 1678 Gaoquan Xingdun 高泉性潡 (Jp. Kōsen Shōton, 1633-1695) Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 167.8 x 38 cm Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Purchase—funds provided by the Friends of...

An Accomplished Spirit

An Accomplished Spirit

An Accomplished Spirit, mid-17th century Jifei Ruyi 即非如一 (Jp. Sokuhi Nyoitsu, 1616-1671) Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 131.5 x 36.8 cm; 215.9 x 38.5 cm (mounted) Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, Museum purchase: Friends of the...

Arhat Reading a Sutra by Moonlight

Arhat Reading a Sutra by Moonlight

Arhat Reading a Sutra by Moonlight, mid-17th century Jifei Ruyi 即非如一 (Jp. Sokuhi Nyoitsu, 1616-1671) Inscribed by the artist Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 27.5 x 60.6 cm; 112.4 x 62.5 cm (mounted) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Harry...

Bean Vine

Bean Vine

Bean Vine, mid-18th century Itō Jakuchū 伊藤 若冲 (1716–1800) Inscribed by Musen Jōzen 無染淨善, 1693–1764 Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 125.7 x 47.9 cm; 192.1 x 61.6 cm (mounted) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, Lita Annenberg Hazen...

Chinese Temple Landscape

Chinese Temple Landscape

Chinese Temple Landscape, 18th century Itō Jakuchū 伊藤 若冲 (1716–1800) Later inscription by Goto Shoin 後藤松陰 (1797-1864) Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 101.6 x 28.4 cm The Manyo’an Collection of Japanese Art, the Gitter-Yelin Foundation,...

Eighteen Arhats

Eighteen Arhats

Eighteen Arhats, 19th century Tradition of Wu Bin (c. 1550-1621) Japan, 19th century Handscroll, ink and color on paper (detail) 28.58 x 548.01 cm; 29.69 x 606.11 cm (mounted) Minneapolis Institute of Art, Mary Griggs Burke Collection, Gift of the Mary and Jackson...

Figure of an arhat

Figure of an arhat

Arhat, late 17th century Shōun Genkei 松雲元慶 (1648-1710) Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) Lacquered wood with traces of gilding One of a set of five hundred, from the Tokyo temple Gohyaku Rakanji, 92.7 x 78.7 x 71.1 cm Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase...

First Patriarch, Great Master Bodhidharma

First Patriarch, Great Master Bodhidharma

First Patriarch, Great Master Bodhidharma, mid-17th century Muan Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō, 1611-1684) Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 139.7 x 29.2 cm Philadelphia Museum of Art, Purchased with funds donated by Andrea M. Baldeck,...

Flowers and Plants of the Four Seasons

Flowers and Plants of the Four Seasons

Flowers and Plants of the Four Seasons, 1774 Kakutei 鶴亭 (1722–1785) Japan, Edo period, 1615–1868 Pair of six-panel folding screens, ink on paper 171.1 x 61.6 cm (painting, each panel) Saint Louis Art Museum, The Langenberg Endowment Fund and Museum Shop Fund,...

Four-Line Poem in Cursive Script

Four-Line Poem in Cursive Script

Four-Line Poem in Cursive Script, 17th century Duli Xingyi 獨立性易 (Jp. Dokuryū Shōeki, 1596-1672) Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 23.5 x 25 cm; 105.6 x 35.2 cm (mounted) Collection of Stuart Katz With just one call of the rooster, Startled...

Lotus Flower Hall

Lotus Flower Hall

Lotus Flower Hall, 1704 Calligrapher: Duzhan Xingying 獨湛性瑩 (Jp. Dokutan Shōkei, 1628-1706) Inscribed and dated on the reverse by Ikka Genkai乙華元開 (active c. 1704) Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) Temple signboard, ink, color, gold leaf, wood 66 x 105 x 12 cm Spencer...

My heart is like the autumn moon

My heart is like the autumn moon

Chinese poem by Hanshan, “My heart is like the autumn moon,” 1760 Baisaō 売茶翁 (1675-1763) Japan, Edo period (1615–1868) Hanging scroll, ink on paper 28.5 x 50 cm; 114.5 x 64 cm (mounted) The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mary and Cheney Cowles Collection, Gift of Mary...

Ōbakusan Temple in Uji

Ōbakusan Temple in Uji

Ōbakusan Temple in Uji, 20th century Kawase Hasui 川瀬巴水 (1883–1957) Japan, 20th century Watercolors on paper 55.4 × 41.0 cm Art Institute of Chicago, Bruce Goff Archive, gift of Shin'enkan, Inc., 1990.607.350 Photo Credit: The Art Institute of Chicago / Art Resource,...

Purification at the Orchid Pavilion

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...

Purification at the Orchid Pavilion

Purification at the Orchid Pavilion, 1671

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,...

Sparrow on a blossoming plum tree

Sparrow on a blossoming plum tree

Sparrow on a blossoming plum tree, 1661 Kanō Tan’yū 狩野 探幽 (1602-1674) Inscribed and dated by Muan Xingtao 木菴性瑫 (Jp. Mokuan Shōtō, 1611-1684) Japan, Edo period (1615-1868) Ink on paper 32.7 × 56.2 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Purchased through The...

Udonge

Udonge

Udonge (flower of the cluster fig, or udumbara in Sanskrit), 1741 Yinyuan Longqi 隱元隆琦 (Jp. Ingen Ryūki, 1592-1673), calligrapher Inscribed and dated with the name of the donor, a Buddhist nun Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868) Temple signboard, lacquer and gold on wood 59...