17 UMMA Objects
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A woodblock print on paper depicting the image of a woman in a red robe and holding a smoking pipe. A corresponding poem inscribed at the top in both Chinese and Japanese.
Kitao Masanobu
Red-Robed Courtesan (parody of Bodhidharma)
1775 – 1785
Museum Purchase

Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Bodhidharma Crossing the Yangzi River on a Reed
1575 – 1585
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Yiran Xingrong (J. Itsunen)
Bodhidharma, from triptych of Three Zen Masters: Linji, Bodhidharma and Deshan
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund

Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Bodhidharma Crossing the Yangtze on a Reed
Gift of Stephen H. and Patricia O. Spurr from the Henry Jewett Greene Collection

Yiran Xingrong (J. Itsunen)
Linji, from triptych of Three Zen Masters: Linji, Bodhidharma and Deshan
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund

Yiran Xingrong (J. Itsunen)
Deshan, from triptych of Three Zen Masters: Linji, Bodhidharma and Deshan
Museum purchase, Acquisition Fund
This hanging scroll depicts a bearded figure in billowing robes standing on a sword on the waves of a river. The figure is depicted with a great economy of line, with his face being indicated with a minimal amount of brushstrokes and the sense of the fluttering of his robes being indicated through a series of bold brushtrokes using dark ink and a dry brush. An inscription is placed on the upper right corner. 
Soga Shōhaku
Crossing the Yangtze on a Sword
18th century
Museum Purchase
Long calligraphy hanging scroll with green colored backing. Calligraphy paper is faded. Black ink. Stamps in red in the top right corner and near the bottom on the left. A smaller font of calligraphy is set on the left side while the larger set of calligraphy takes up the center of the scroll.
Yueshan Daozong (J. Etsuzan Dôshû; Ôbaku Etsuzan)
“Heads should be bowed to him,” quotation from the Avalokitesvara Sutra
1660 – 1709
Gift of Marvin Eisenberg in tribute to Richard and Vee Tsung Ling Edwards
Calligraphic text of Zen epigram, signature to bottom right.
Hamada Shōji
Calligraphy of a Zen epigram
Gift of the Ann Arbor Potters Guild
A shabbily dressed figure holds out at arm’s length a small fish. He is completely focused on his catch, and his mouth almost seems to drool. The face, hands, and feet are sketched in a deliberately simplistic way, while the costume is drawn with only a few swift slashes of the brush, and the strokes bleed into each other.<br />
Kanō Tsunenobu
Zen eccentric contemplating a fish
1633 – 1732
Museum Purchase
A high contrast black and white photograph of a garden. Large shrubs dominate the lower foreground, situated in front of a white wall with tiled roofing. Beyond the wall, tall trees stand against an atmospheric but clear sky.
Erica Lennard (American (North American))
Shodenji, Japan
Gift of Barry and Lynne Lotenberg
The hanging scroll fragment depicts a portrait of a Buddhist monk. The man is bald, wearing heavy robes of orange and blue. The man looks off to the left of the painting with his body oriented in that direction as well. His hands are folded in front of him and are hidden in his robes. He sits in a background of a brown-yellow color.&nbsp;
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Portrait of a Monk
18th century
Gift of Mr. William Muschenheim