Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) / Edition 1

Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) / Edition 1

by Joseph D. Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791439100

ISBN-13: 9780791439104

Pub. Date: 10/28/1998

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores Japanese literary Zen through the landscape arts of poetry, prose, painting, and gardens expressed in the writings of Japan's Five Mountain monks.

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),

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Explores Japanese literary Zen through the landscape arts of poetry, prose, painting, and gardens expressed in the writings of Japan's Five Mountain monks.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791439104
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1998
Series:
SUNY Series in Buddhist Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.61(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Chinese Religious and Cultural Context

2. Japanese Five Mountains Zen and the Poem-and-Painting Scrolls

3. The East Asian Religious Context for Cultural Practice

4. Zen Buddhist Readings of the Landscape: The Hermit at Court

5. Buddhist Illusion and the Landscape Arts

6. Buddhist Playfulness and the Landscape Arts

Conclusion

Epilogue

Notes

Glossary

Selected Bibliography

Index

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