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&quot;On&nbsp;the&nbsp;right&nbsp;side&nbsp;is&nbsp;a&nbsp;drawing&nbsp;of&nbsp;a&nbsp;straw&nbsp;broom&nbsp;accompanied&nbsp;by&nbsp;a&nbsp;single&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;verse that reads,<br />
Ippatsu ichiboku&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;One&nbsp;stroke, one&nbsp;line&nbsp;<br />
Soha&nbsp;zokujin&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Sweeps&nbsp;away worldly&nbsp;dust.<br />
In&nbsp;a&nbsp;Zen&nbsp;fashion&nbsp;the&nbsp;poem&nbsp;suggests&nbsp;that&nbsp;one&nbsp;line&nbsp;of&nbsp;ink&nbsp;will clear&nbsp;away&nbsp;the&nbsp;confusion&nbsp;of&nbsp;everyday&nbsp;life. The&nbsp;sweeping action&nbsp;is&nbsp;materialized&nbsp;by&nbsp;the&nbsp;sketch&nbsp;of&nbsp;the&nbsp;broom.<br />
The&nbsp;next&nbsp;poem&nbsp;plays&nbsp;upon&nbsp;the&nbsp;sweeping&nbsp;action mentioned&nbsp;above,<br />
Yukuharu&nbsp;no &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Departing&nbsp;Spring&#39;s<br />
Shiripeta&nbsp;harau&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Buttocks&nbsp;are&nbsp;brushed
Yosa Buson (Japanese (culture or style))
Broom, Poems, and Poets
18th century
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
1969/2.24

Zhan Jingfeng (Chan Ching-feng)
Bamboo, Rock and Tree
1550s
Gift of Jean-Pierre Dubosc
1978/2.20
A round water dropper in the shape of a curled fish. There are two holes, one located in the middle, near the tail fin, and the other near the head on the dorsal fin. The fish is a white and cobalt blue color.<br />
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This is a carp-shaped water dropper produced within the vicinity of Bunwon-ri, Gwangju-si, and Yeoju-si area in Gyeonggi-do in the late 19th century. Its upper surface features a realistic carp design in relief and entirely colored with cobalt blue. Such animal-shaped vessels are simple in form, but they were esteemed by many for their auspicious meaning. The base is flat, wide, and stained by ink.<br />
[Korean Collection, University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014) p.184]
Korean (Korean (culture or style))
Blue-and-White Water Dropper in the Shape of a Fish
1867 – 1899
Gift of Bruce and Inta Hasenkamp and Museum purchase made possible by Elder and Mrs. Sang-Yong Nam
2004/1.286
A bald man with a furrowed brow holds an open book to the viewer. The book&#39;s pages open to an illustration of a distressed animal. Writing in blue takes up the lower portion of the print and reads: &quot;I have the right to believe freely. To be a slave to no man&#39;s authority. If this is heresy so be it. It is still the truth to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. I cannot...will not...recant. Here I stand. No man can command my conscience.&quot;
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Credo (small)
1960
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.98
A black and white print that features a person holding his head in clenched fists.  His clothing is creased by his dynamic position, back is haunched.  Below the drawing is stylized Hebrew block print.  Translated it reads "These martyrs I well remember, and my soul melts with secret sorrow. Evil men have devoured us and eagerly consumed us".  The calligraphy is a prayer recited for the Musaf Service during Yom Kippur.
Ben Shahn (American (North American))
Warsaw
1943 – 1963
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communication, Founder Warren M. Robbins
2011/1.101
Chinese ink painting on a fan with drawings on the front and a poem on the back.
Wang Mengbai
Pair of Mandarin Ducks (Fan)
1915 – 1925
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
2011/2.189
Album leaf in black ink. Left page contains text and the right page depicts a man with a beard and mustache, dressed in robes, and holding a bamboo staff.
Xie Bin
Portrait of Wang Guangan (Wang Kuang-an), Physician
1660 – 1680
Gift of David L. Chambers and John G. Crane
2002/1.232.1
This is a hanging scroll of calligraphy. On the uppermost section is one large character. Underneath it is two lines. There are three different sized of fonts on this scroll, the uppermost character is the largest. On the right, there are four characters of the medium-sized font. On the left are two or three characters (it is difficult to read) of the medium writing followed by the smallest size of writing directly below. There is a total of three red seals. One on the upper right, on the corner of the largest character, and two on the bottom left next to the small font line.
Mitsui Shinwa (Japanese (culture or style))
Calligraphy: "Bird" in seal script, plus two lines
1740 – 1783
Gift of Helmut Stern
2003/1.400
A panoramic view of the highway cutting across the Tarako Gorges, laid out in four connecting hanging scrolls.<br />
Inscription: &ldquo;sublime and bright--what opens in this enormous curtain (the connected hanging scrolls).&rdquo;
Chang Ku-nien
Taiwan Cross-Island Highway (Section 2)
1967
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.104.2

Richard Tuttle
Loose Leaf Notebook Drawings - Box 1, Group 8
1980 – 1982
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.269.1-4
One of six hanging scrolls in a series depicting the landscape of Ali Mountain, trees and hillside are shown below calligraphic text.  The artist uses alternating wet ink washes for the misty clouds and dry flying-brushes for the large pine trees
Chang Ku-nien
Ali Mountain Based on Sketches - 5
1965
Gift of Ted and Syauchen Baker
2006/1.140
Painted and inscribed on the occasion of Veterans’ Day.  The artist depicts a view of the narrow, winding roadway cutting through a magnificent rocky mountain. <br />In his inscription, Chang claims to use methods of Song masters that were adopted in painting the scene. A small detail on the lower right of the painting represents a couple of tiny figures standing aside the road. One figure is depicted as making life-sketches of the scene.
Chang Ku-nien
Cross-Island Highway Based on Sketches
1980
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang
2006/1.111
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