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Topic: shi

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Su Shi Riding a Donkey

Su Shi Riding a Donkey

This sparse painting of a man and a donkey in a windswept landscape illustrates an episode in the life of the Song-dynasty poet Su Shi (1037–1101). The aged Su, in exile, had been visiting a friend. As it began... more

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar, or Simhanada Avalokiteshvara (Shi Hou Guanyin)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara of the Lion's Roar, or Simhanada Avalokite...

Avalokiteshvara (the Bodhisattva of Compassion) and Manjushri (the Bodhisattva of Wisdom) are identifiable by the fact that both, at times, appear atop lions. As such, they are said to assume the form of Simhan... more

Su Shi (Dongpo) in a Bamboo Hat and Clogs

Su Shi (Dongpo) in a Bamboo Hat and Clogs

A lone figure wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sandals trudges through a murky landscape. Above, five prominent Japanese Zen monks from the monasteries in Kyoto have brushed poems in Chinese, celebrating China’s ... more

The Return to Court of the Four Graybeards of Mount Shang (left); Su Shi’s Visit to the Wind and Water Cave (right

The Return to Court of the Four Graybeards of Mount Shang (left); Su S...

The subject of the right screen is the future Emperor Hui (reigned 194–188 B.C.) of the Han dynasty. Although the crown prince, his rightful ascendance to the throne was threatened by his father’s desire to ins... more

[Ming shi san ling tu].

[Ming shi san ling tu].

Perspective map not drawn to scale. Title supplied. Manuscript on silk. Brush-and-ink and watercolor. Oriented with north toward the upper right. Relief shown pictorially. Bird's-eye view. Shows the sites of th... more

Kyo Shi

Kyo Shi

Isoda Koryūsai (Japanese, 1735–ca. 1790) Edo period (1615–1868)

Yatsushi [shi or hi?]chōbō

Yatsushi [shi or hi?]chōbō

Print shows a person (usually depicted as a courtesan) possibly asleep while riding on the back of a crane.

Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Books from Kanazawa Library” (Kanazawa Bunko) and “Foreign Cat of Shōmyōji Temple” (Shōmyōji no kara neko), from the series History of Kamakura (Kamakura shi)

Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Books from Kanazawa Li...

Surimono are privately published woodblock prints, usually commissioned by individual poets or poetry groups as a form of New Year’s greeting card. The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable vers... more

Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Offering Incense to the Deity of the Stone” (Yōgōishi), from the series History of Kamakura (Kamakura shi)

Spring Rain Collection (Harusame shū), vol. 1: “Offering Incense to th...

Surimono are privately published woodblock prints, usually commissioned by individual poets or poetry groups as a form of New Year’s greeting card. The poems, most commonly kyōka (witty thirty-one syllable vers... more

Landscapes with the Chinese Literati Su Shi and Tao Qian

Landscapes with the Chinese Literati Su Shi and Tao Qian

The forbidding, grotto-pierced precipice at left suggests a site on the Yangzi River where the Chinese poet Su Shi (Dongpo, 1037–1101) composed his famous “Ode on the Red Cliff.” The gentler scene at the right,... more

Stele for Shi Chen

Stele for Shi Chen

For nearly eighteen hundred years, the stone stele from which this rubbing was taken has stood in the Temple of Confucius, adjacent to the sage's birthplace in Qufu, Shandong Province. The stele bears engraved ... more

Case (Inrō) with Design taken from 'Fang Shi Mopu' (Book of Ink Cake Designs) (obverse); Large Jar on Stand (reverse)

Case (Inrō) with Design taken from 'Fang Shi Mopu' (Book of Ink Cake D...

Fang Shi Mopu (ca. 1588) Meiji period (1868–1912)

Seal

Seal

Qing dynasty (1644–1911)

Shi yanagi ni mayudama no hoshiizuru zu

Shi yanagi ni mayudama no hoshiizuru zu

Print shows a man and a woman standing next to a grave marker and a willow tree with rice cakes on the branches during the New Year celebration.