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Fenggan

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Fenggan as depicted in an 18th c. painting by Maruyama Ôkyo

Fenggan, known as Bukan in Japanese, was a legendary Ch'an (Zen) monk often depicted in Zen paintings sleeping with a tiger he has befriended.

Based at the temple Guoqing-si on Mt. Tiantai, he is also often depicted alongside Hanshan and Shide (J: Kanzan and Jittoku).

References

  • Gallery labels, "Zen Sage Bukan and his Tiger," LACMA.[1]]
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