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This is an ink painting of two camels. The camels are centered toward the bottom of the hanging scroll with an inscription above it reading right to left (from the viewer's pov). One camel looks off to the right of the page while the other camel behind the first one bows down to the left and appears to be grazing. The main inscription is five lines. To the right at the beginning is a red stamp. At the end on the left is what appears to be a signature and two red stamps. Below the inscription and just above the camels on the left is perhaps another signature with a red stamp. 
Mori Tetsuzan (Tessan)
A Pair of Camels
1800 – 1849
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
This is a hanging scroll painted with ink and color on paper with the main subject of a demon or&nbsp;<em>oni</em>. The demon has horns in its head and stands as if in motion. On its front leg closest to the viewer is a piece of paper with writing. Above its head is an inscription in four lines descending in order from the upper right. On the bottom right corner is another inscription followed by two red seals.&nbsp;
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Demon Soliticing Contributions
20th century
Gift of Rudolf and Mary Arnheim
This portrait of the poet Matsuo Bashō is constructed with seemingly effortless caligraphic lines, and surrounded by lines from one of the poet's works. The figure sits looking out at the viewer, beside his hat and a square container with a handle. The artist's seal is placed to the left of the figure, visually recalling the objects beside the poet on his other side. 
Yokoi Kinkoku (Japanese (culture or style))
Portrait of the Poet 'Basho'
1767 – 1832
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
In this painting, a mischievous demon is depicted in priest’s garb begging for alms.
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Ôtsu-e: Demon soliciting alms (Oni no nembutsu)
18th century
Museum purchase for the James Marshall Plumer Memorial Collection

Yang Jin (Yang Chin)
Landscape with a Seated Monk
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter
This charming painting depicts a young courtesan out on parade, dressed in a simple but striking costume. Her black cloak (uchikake) is decorated with a discreet overall pattern of plovers, and allowed to fall open to reveal its bright red lining. She subtly advertises her occupation by tying her sash (obi) in front. The hanging scroll is bordered with gold. The is an inscription in the lower&nbsp;right corner.<br />
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Exhibited in &quot;Japanese Costumes &amp; Ceramics, Past &amp; Present,&quot; October 2001-February 2002. Maribeth Graybill, Senior Curator of Asian Art
Japanese (Japanese (culture or style))
Courtesan Beneath a Willow Branch
1740 – 1750
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Carter

Ning Dizhong
Evening Sunlight on Lakeside Pavilion
20th century
Gift of Dr. Shao Lejun, a graduate of the University of Michigan
Realistic flowers and grasses, painted with vivid colors on a hanging scroll.
Watanabe Shikō
Flowers and Grasses
1700 – 1749
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Mountain Studio
Gift of Jiu-Fong Lo Chang in honor of her mother Mrs. Wei-Djen Djang Lo
This vertical composition consists of tall, thin trees in the foreground, with a lone boatman floating beneath and behind them. As the scene stretches upwars, mountains take up a dominant position in the picture, stretching toward the sky. Above them is calligraphic text.
Zha Shibiao (Cha Shih-piao)
Cloudy Mountains and Misty Trees, after Dong Yuan
1650 – 1699
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Pastoral poet Tao Yuanming (372–427) and a boy-servant bearing chrysanthemums on his back are shown. Two pine trees dominate the composition. Tao Yuanming’s forward gaze and slightly hunched posture exhibit his full inner exhilaration when chrysanthemums were collected. The subtle smile on the poet’s face seems also to reflect a moment of transcendence.<br />
Has signature and seal of the artist
Ni Tian
Tao Yuanming Appreciating Chrysanthemums
1855 – 1919
Gift of Jung Ying Ts'ao, in honor of State Senator Jack Faxon
This L-shaped composition uses soft yet bright colors to depict a curving road through rolling green mountains covered with the varing red tones of autumn trees.  A solitary figure sits in a pavillion, and the scene is obscured by wisps of white clouds.
Chang Ku-nien
Solitary Leisure in a Quiet Pavilion
Gift of Dr. Cheng-Yang and Mrs. Shirley Chang