File:"Looking for the Ox", by Tenshō Shūbun.jpg

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This is one of a series of ten images, generally known in English as the Ox-herding (or Bull-herding) pictures or Ten Bulls, by the 15th century Japanese Rinzai Zen monk Shubun. They are said to be copies of originals, now lost, traditionally attributed to Kakuan, a 12th century Chinese Zen Master.


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Title
English: Looking for the Ox from Ten Bulls
日本語:十牛図」の「尋牛」
Date 15th century, after lost 12th century originals
Medium Ink and light colours on paper handscroll
Dimensions Scroll width 32 cm, length 181.5 cm. The diameter of each of the ten images is 14 cm
Museum of Shokoku-ji Temple
Kyoto, Japan.
Source/Photographer Shokoku-ji Temple website
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