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Tenshō Shūbun

Early 15th century-1460 Japan/Sumi-e

 

Brief Biography-Tenshō Shūbun was a Japanese priest painter. His earliest record is when the Muromachi Shogunate sent him as a Zen monk to Korea in 1423 on a diplomatic mission. In the 1430s, his high reputation as a painter gained several commissions from laypeople and monks. Chinese landscapes of the 12th to 14th centuries primarily influenced his work. His painting "Reading in the Bamboo Study" is in the Japanese-Chinese style Kara-e, a Japanese style modelled after imported Chinese styles. Tenshō Shūbun was a student of Taikō Josetsu, and he was a teacher of Sesshū Tōyō.

 

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reading in the
bamboo study detail

reading in the bamboo study detail

reading in the
bamboo study

reading in the bamboo study by Tenshō Shūbun

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four seasons left

the four seasons left

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four seasons

the four seasons