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  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
  • Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region

Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region

Item Number 16060
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Title Nijuyohai Temples and Holy Sites of Shinran-shonin in Kanto Region
Biography Shinran-shonin (1173-1262) was the founder of Jodo Shinshu sect of Buddhism, born in Kyoto. Lost both parents at an early age and entered the Buddhist priesthood under Priest Jien. Practiced at the Enryaku-ji at Mt. Hiei and later became the pupil of Honen-shonin. Suppressed and exiled to Echigo (Niigata). Later, spread the nembutsu teaching around Hitachi Province and eventually returned to Kyoto. Writings include "Kyogyoshinsho: On Teaching, Practice, Faith, and Enlightenment".
Description

a six-fold screen focuses on the Jodo Shinshu temples but also includes the temples, shrines and castles in the Kanto region: the first, second, and third panels from the right depict Hitachi and Shimosa Province; the fouth panel depicts Simotsuke Province; the fifth panel depicts Edo; the sixth panel depicts Kamakura.

color on paper with gold powder
dimensions: 111×280cm(artwork), 123×294cm(overall)
foxing, discoloration, and wormhole repair mark to the paper and mounting

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