Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) / Edition 1by Joseph D. Parker
Pub. Date: 03/28/1999
Publisher: State University of New York Press
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),/i>
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.
Table of ContentsList of Illustrations
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
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