This fan-shaped painting, now mounted as a hanging scroll, was once part of a set of 20 mounted on a folding screen. It portrays a Chinese subject of Hanshan reciting his poetry to Shide. They worked in the kitchen of a Zen monastery, but were actually reincarnations of the bodhisattvas Manjushri and Samantabhadra. The painting bears the seal of the Kanto-based artist Shikibu Terutada. Shikibu was familiar with Kano school painting, but he also modeled his early style after that of the prominent Kanto-based Kenko Shokei (active about 1470â€“after 1523).