East Asian Art
Calligraphy of a Chinese PoemMade in Japan, Asia
Edo Period (1615-1868), Late 17th century
Ōbaku Dokuryū, Chinese, 1596 - 1672
Ink on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll
Currently not on view
2003-29-1Bequest of Elizabeth Prior Denis, 2003
LabelÖbaku Dokuryü was a noted calligrapher and poet in his native China before he emigrated to Japan in 1653 to join the Öbaku Zen temple Mampuki-ji, near Kyoto, Japan. His elegant and flowing calligraphy style strongly influenced his Japanese literati contemporaries.