MOKUAN SHŌTŌ AND SOKUHI NYOITSU’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE CULTURAL EVOLUTION OF THE EDO PERIOD AND THE PHENOMENON OF THE ŌBAKU ART
Lugavtsova A. P.
The article deals with the changings in religious and cultural spheres in Japan during the Edo period based on the example
of the formation of Ōbakū-shū school and with the emergence of the so-called “The Art of Ōbakū”, which appeared with Chinese emigrants on the Japanese islands and represents the combination of stylistic and material innovations of Chinese Ming culture. The significant role goes to description of creative activity of Ingen Ryūki and Mokuan Shōtō, who were founders of Ōbakū-shū school, and, in particular, their propagation of new cultural style.