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The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Three versions by D. T. Suzuki

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十牛圖 Shiniu tu [Jūgyūzu]
The Ten Oxherding Pictures
Introduction and verse by
廓庵師遠 Kuoan Shiyuan [Kakuan Shien], 12th century,
translated by D. T. Suzuki (
鈴木大拙貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō, 1870-1966)

D. T. Suzuki’s first version:
"The Ten Oxherding Pictures," translated by D. T. Suzuki, in Manual of Zen Buddhism, Kyoto: Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934. London: Rider & Company, 1950, New York: Grove Press, 1960. pp. 150-171.
Paintings traditionally attributed to
天章周文 Tenshō Shūbun (1414-1463), ten circular paintings mounted as a handscroll, ink and light color on paper, Muromachi period, late fifteenth century (32 × 181.5 cm), Shōkokuji temple, Kyoto

D. T. Suzuki’s second version:
"The Ten Cow-herding Pictures," translated by D. T. Suzuki, published
A) in The Eastern Buddhist (Original Series), Vol. 2. Nos. 3-4. 1923. pp. 176-195.
B) in Essays in Zen Buddhism, First Series. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1949, pp. 361-374. "The ten pictures reproduced were specially prepared for the author by Reverend Seisetsu Seki, Abbot of Tenryuji, Kyoto." On this page: Original Gozan (
五山) woodcut print source used for Seisetsu Seki's reproductions

 

十牛圖 Shiniu tu [Jūgyūzu]
The Ten Oxherding Pictures
by 普明 Puming [Fumyō], an unknown author,
translated by D. T. Suzuki (鈴木大拙貞太郎 Suzuki Daisetsu Teitarō, 1870-1966)

"The Ten Oxherding Pictures," translated by D. T. Suzuki, in Manual of Zen Buddhism , Kyoto: Eastern Buddhist Society, 1934. London: Rider & Company, 1950, New York: Grove Press, 1960. pp. 150-171.