Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) (Suny Series) (Hardcover)

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Zen Buddhist Landscape Arts of Early Muromachi Japan (1336-1573) (Suny Series) (Hardcover)

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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.
Joseph D. Parker is Associate Professor of East Asian Thought at Pitzer College.

Product Details ISBN: 9780791439098
ISBN-10: 0791439097
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication Date: April 1st, 1999
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Suny Series