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Shubun

(sho͞o`bo͞on`), fl. 1st half of 15th cent., Japanese painter and Zen Buddhist priest. He studied under JosetsuJosetsu
, fl. 1425, Japanese landscape painter, teacher, and priest. His work shows the formal characteristics of Chinese suiboku-ga (black-and-white) painting. He worked in Kyoto, where Shubun was his pupil.
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, and became the central figure in the renaissance in Japan of the Chinese style of ink painting. Shubun and SesshuSesshu
, 1420–1506, foremost Japanese master of ink painting (suiboku) and Zen Buddhist priest, also known as Sesshu Toyo. He may have studied under Shubun in Kyoto. He made a trip to China (c.
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, who may have been his pupil, are regarded as the two greatest masters of ink painting of the Muromachi period. There are many landscape paintings in ink attributed to Shubun, which vary in quality and style. Examples are in the Fujiwara collection and the Seikado Foundation.
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Harper Collins Shubun Pocket English-Japanese Dictionary, Pocket ed.