(楊月; fl. late 15th century)
Muromachi period, late 15th century
Hanging scroll; ink on paper
84.9 x 35.4 cm (33 3/8 x 13 7/8 in.)
by Mokumoku Dōjin
Isle grasses fluttering in the wind, a chilly river at dusk, / a shaft of red glow cast on the whitish bank. / Were Qingao [active ca. 300 B.C.E.]
here, he would not ride a crane, / but would have his mount shake its head and wag its tail to make waves.
泰虛（朱文器形印）(relief, vessel shape)
1. The character he 曷is unintelligible in this context. The artist might mean he 鶴 (crane) because the two characters are homonymic except for the tone.
2. Qingao was a skilled player of the qin-zither from the Zhao 趙state during the Warring States period (475-221 B.C.E.) and served as a musician at the court of King Kang of the Song state 宋康王 (r. 329-286 B.C.E.). He became a mythological figure who attained the secret of immortality. It is said that, after moving around Jizhou (region around modern Jizhou, Hebei Province) and Zhuojun (modern Zhuozhou, Hebei Province) for over two hundred years, he dived into the Zhuo River, emerged riding a red carp, and, after staying on land for a month, disappeared into water again. See Stories of the Immortals (《列仙傳》), attributed to Liu Xiang 劉向 (ca. 77-ca. 6 B.C.E.), Part 1, Wenyuan Ge Siku Quanshu neilianwang digital ed. (Hong Kong: Dizhi wenhua chuban youxian gongxi, 2005), http://skqs.nlic.net.cn:8000/scripts/skinet, n.p.