A Chinese Buddhist priest who immigrated to Japan in 1722, Taiho became abbot of Manpukuji, the home temple of the Obaku order. Taiho specialized in the painting of bamboo, and here presents the great resiliency of the plant when covered with snow.


  • Title: Bamboo in Snow
  • Creator: Obaku Taiho
  • Date Created: 1771
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Physical Dimensions: 44 5/8 x 14 7/8 in.; 113.348 x 37.7825 cm
  • Medium: Ink on silk
  • Credit Line: Gift of an Anonymous Donor
  • Accession Number: 80.184

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