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Lotus Sutra


Abstract

  • The practice of printing Buddhist scriptures on the reverse of letters from the deceased to pray for the repose of his or her soul became common from the end of the Heian period (late 12th century) onward. The scrolls shown here contain the text of a Buddhist sutra called Myōhō renge-kyō (Lotus sutra). They are printed on the reverse of letters sent from Daitō Genchi, the second abbot of Kakuon-ji Temple in Kamakura. It is believed that Hōjō Sadatoki’s wife, to whom the letters are addressed, and some others commissioned these printings. Hōjō Sadatoki was a regent of the Kamakura shogunate. The date of creation is unknown, but it is thought to be around the end of the Kamakura period (early 14th century). The cover, inside cover, and body are gilded with gold or silver leaf and randomly sprinkled with beautiful gold powder. The back of the paper is decorated with a cloud-form design. The work is a significant example of finely decorative sutras, adorned with hexagonal crystals on the scroll head.(en)

    鎌倉の覚園寺第二世大灯源智律師の消息(手紙)の裏に、宛名の「大の御かた(北条貞時室)」等が妙法蓮華経を刷った消息経。制作年代は明確ではないが、覚園寺にある源智の供養塔に正慶元年(1332)の造立銘があること、版式などから鎌倉時代末頃と推定される。表紙と見返しおよび本文は、金銀切箔、野毛、砂子散らし。紙背には雲形模様の装飾が施される。軸頭に六角水晶を用いた美しい装飾経の遺品。また、紙背の消息124通は鎌倉時代の貴重な資料となっている。

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Titledcterms:title
Lotus Sutra(en) , 妙法蓮華經8卷
Datedcterms:date
正慶刊
Subjectdc:subject
子部/釋家類/經律論疏之屬
Audienceschema:audience
一般
Languagedc:language
chi
Data Providereadl:dataProvider
National Diet Library, Japan(en) , 国立国会図書館
Provided Ineadl:providedIn
Japan
Holding Agenteadl:holdingAgent
National Diet Library, Japan(en) , 国立国会図書館
Extenteadl:extent
8軸 ; 25cm
sameAsowl:sameAs
http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/000007610853
Descriptiondcterms:description
『國立國會圖書館漢籍目録』477頁左, 消息經
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https://dl.ndl.go.jp/titleThumb/info:ndljp/pid/1286893
Has Vieweadl:hasView
http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/000007610853
Local Holdingeadl:localHolding
WA3-18
Categoryschema:category
http://eadl.asia/collection/NDL_Other , http://eadl.asia/collection/JapanCollection , http://eadl.asia/collection/NDL_Classical_Material_Collection
Labelrdfs:label
Lotus Sutra(en) , 妙法蓮華經8卷
Digitizedeadl:digitized
eadl:NDL000007610853_DO146 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO157 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO156 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO155 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO154 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO149 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO159 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO148 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO147 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO158 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO160 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO153 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO152 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO151 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO150 , eadl:NDL000007610853_DO161

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