Jujuritsu (Shisonglu; Sarvastivadin Vinaya), Volume 25 (Teachings on the Precepts Copied by Emperor

Classification
Calligraph
Place of production
Japan
Era century
Nara Period
Size
Height 27 cm Width 1283 cm
Collector
Kyoto National Museum
This is a scroll from a set of sutras dedicated and copied by Emperor Shotoku (r. 764-779) for the sake of ""the first sacred one"" on the third day of the fifth month of Jingo Keiun 2 (678). It is also known as <I>Shomu Tenno Gogankyo (Sutra Dedicated by Emperor Shotoku) </I> and <I>Jingo Keiunkyo (Sutra of the Jingo Keiun Years) </I>. There are two theories on who this ""first sacred one"" was: one theory suggests that it was the previous emperor, Junnin (r. 758-764); another theory asserts that it was Shotoku's father, Emperor Shomu (r. 724-749).

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