Chapter 22 of Myohorengekyo (Lotus Sutra)

Cultural property designation
Important Cultural P
Classification
Calligraph
Place of production
Japan
Era century
Heian Period
Size
Height 29 cm Width 66.5 cm
Collector
Kyoto National Museum
Each character, representing a buddha, sits on a colored lotus dais in this edition of the <I>Lotus Sutra</I>, which is dated to the late Heian period. These volumes in the Kyoto National Museum collection, the ""Nyoraijinriki"" (The Supernatural Powers of the Buddha) and ""Zokurui"" (Entrustment) chapters, are from the same set as the Ryoko-ji Temple <I>Lotus Sutra</I>, Volume 7 (in nine volumes, including the <I>Amitartha Sutra</I> and <I>Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Sutra</I>; missing Volume 6). The margins and column lines are rendered in silver, and the lotus petals are painted in pigments of malachite green, ultramarine, crimson, yellow, gold, and silver.

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Chapters 21 and 22 of Myohorengekyo (Lotus Sutra)

Kamakura Period

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Kyoto National Museum