- 文化交渉 : Journal of the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures : 東アジア文化研究科院生論集 (ISSN:21874395)
- vol.8, pp.3-19, 2018-11-30
東アジアの言語と表象 (East Asian languages and Representations)This paper looks at the artistic works of The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Yosa Buson (1716-1783). Three scrolls and one folding screen are extant. Buson completed these works, which were inspired by the famous prose and verse collection by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694), The Narrow Road to the Deep North, in the late 18th century, when a revival movement of Basho's poetic style was flourishing. There has unfortunately been a dearth of serious or detailed academic discussion on the relationship between Buson's paintings and his accompanying calligraphy. This research paper puts forward the proposition that these works differ from other artists' output, with particular emphasis being placed on his "The Trio of Poetry Calligraphy Drawing" in the Edo Era. Through a painstaking examination of each work, this paper seeks to clarify how the composition of the paintings and the calligraphy help form a harmonious whole.