Subjects of the Study on Shūbun-style
It may be said that the spiritual source of the
development of Japanese ink paintings was in
the inspiration of Zen doctrine of Buddhism.
Zen priests learned the paintings produced
by Chinese masters of the Sung and Yüan
dynasties which were imported in the Kamakura,
Nanbokuchō and Muromachi period. These Zen
priestswere Minchō, Josetsu, Shūbun, Sōtan,
Sesshū and so on.
The dates of birth and death of Shūbun are
unknown. It is so curios that there is nothing
authorized as real work of Shūbun and Sōtan.
There are many paintings which are attributed
In the Muromachi period San Ami(three Ami,
the servants of Ashikaga Shogun) and Kano
Masanobu also flourished in the fifteenth century.
Kano school was a new style of painting.
They adapted the native style of the Tosa
school (Yamatoe) and the Chinese style
The theme of landscape paintings were eight
views of Xiau Xiang Xi Hu and four seasons in
China and noted places in Japan.
We considerate here subjects of the study on
Shūbunstyle landscape paintings.
This is continued from my paper in bulletin no.23.
Japanese ink painting, Landscape painting,
Muromachi period, Zen temple, Zen priest,
Painter priest, Shūbun, Shūbun-style.