Snowy-robed Kwannon by zen priest Kichizan Mincho (1352-1431), inscription by Kenchu Seiyu. Japan. The Nambokucho Period saw the rise of the great Zen monasteries in Kamakura and Kyoto, whose painters promoted the austere monochrome style of ink painting first introduced from China; this style largely replaced the polychrome scroll paintings of the previous period. Ink paintings were executed with quick brush strokes and a minimum of detail. Tokyo National Museum.