Shotaku

Misty Landscape
Attributed to Kano Tan’yū

Misty Landscape

Attributed to Kano Tan’yū

(Source: metmuseum.org)

Landscape, Kawabata Gyokusho. Album leaf; ink and color on silk.

Landscape, Kawabata Gyokusho. Album leaf; ink and color on silk.

River Scene with Rocky Hills in Background, Kawabata Gyokusho. Album leaf; ink and color on silk.

River Scene with Rocky Hills in Background, Kawabata Gyokusho. Album leaf; ink and color on silk.

kelledia:

Monk Chōgen Shunjōbō 重源俊乗坊,circa 1206. Hollow assembled woodblocks with traces of pigment. H = 81.8 cm.  National Treasure, Tōdaiji. Rosenfield calls this one of Japan’s oldest surviving examples of true portraiture, one that expresses a “renewed taste for realism” and heralds “many traits of Japanese culture in the centuries to come.” Photography by Hiyashizaki Tomoo, photo fromNara National Museum.

kelledia:

Monk Chōgen Shunjōbō 重源俊乗坊,circa 1206. Hollow assembled woodblocks with traces of pigment.
H = 81.8 cm.
National Treasure, Tōdaiji.
Rosenfield calls this one of Japan’s oldest surviving examples of true portraiture, one that expresses a “renewed taste for realism” and heralds “many traits of Japanese culture in the centuries to come.” Photography by Hiyashizaki Tomoo, photo fromNara National Museum.

Sukhi Barber, Appearance/Emptiness

Sukhi Barber, Appearance/Emptiness

Moonlight over the Pond, Chao Shao-an, 1969, horizontal scroll, ink and color on paper.

Moonlight over the Pond, Chao Shao-an, 1969, horizontal scroll, ink and color on paper.

Hydrangea, Chao Shao-an, 1960s, album leaf, ink and color on paper.

Hydrangea, Chao Shao-an, 1960s, album leaf, ink and color on paper.

Buddist Monk, Chao Shao-an, undated, ink on paper.

Buddist Monk, Chao Shao-an, undated, ink on paper.

sorrowfulkain:

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” - Bodhidharma

sorrowfulkain:

“Not thinking about anything is Zen. Once you know this, walking, sitting, or lying down, everything you do is Zen.” - Bodhidharma

Sekino Jun’ichiro,  Izuka Spa, woodblock print.
Sekino Jun’ichiro, Izuka Spa, woodblock print.
Ma Shouzhen, Bamboo, Rocks, and Orchids, late 16th century, ink on gold-flecked paper
Ma Shouzhen, Bamboo, Rocks, and Orchids, late 16th century, ink on gold-flecked paper