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Buddhist Sutra “Jū-issai-fukutoku-zanmai-kyō”


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  • The hand copying of Buddhist sutras was believed to confer great merit and spiritual benefit, so that from the introduction of Buddhism to Japan in the sixth century, numerous manuscripts were reproduced throughout the country. Shown here is a volume from the hand-copied Issai-kyō (a Buddhist corpus) commissioned by the Empress Kōmyō (701−60), wife of the Emperor Shōmu, to pray for the repose of her parents, Fujiwara no Fuhito and Tachibana no Michiyo. The work commissioned by the empress amounts to about 7,000 volumes, which include almost all the titles of Buddhist sutras in Japan at that time. Each volume comes with a prayer of the Empress Kōmyō copied at the end. As the text was dated “May 1, in the 12th year of the Tenpyō era,” the volumes are collectively called Go-gatsu Tsuitachi kyō (The May 1 sutras). Produced by a professional copyist employing the Chinese Tang style of calligraphy, this copy is considered one of the superior manuscripts of the Nara period (710−94). The paper is made from hemp; the cover and the shaft were repaired at a later date.(en)

    光明皇后御願経。光明皇后(701-760)が亡き両親、藤原不比等、橘三千代の追福のために発願した一切経で、奥書に「天平十二年五月一日記」の日付けがあることから、「五月一日経」とも呼ばれている。写経生によって書かれた唐風の美しい楷書で、奈良朝写経中の優品とされる。本書には文字を消磨して書き改めた部分や、朱筆で校合、書入した箇所が見られる。料紙は麻紙。表紙、軸は後代の補修。表紙と本文との継ぎ目紙背に「東大寺印」の方形朱印が押捺されている。

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Titledcterms:title
Buddhist Sutra “Jū-issai-fukutoku-zanmai-kyō”(en) , 集一切福徳三昧經 卷2
Issueddcterms:issued
0740
Alternativedcterms:alternative
五月一日経
Datedcterms:date
天平12 [740] 寫
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
1軸 ; 26.5cm
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http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/000007611185
Descriptiondcterms:description
『國立國會圖書館漢籍目録』479頁右, 光明皇后願經
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https://dl.ndl.go.jp/titleThumb/info:ndljp/pid/1286980
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http://id.ndl.go.jp/bib/000007611185
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WA2-1
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http://eadl.asia/collection/JapanCollection , http://eadl.asia/collection/NDL_ClassicalMaterialCollection , http://eadl.asia/collection/NDL_Others
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Buddhist Sutra “Jū-issai-fukutoku-zanmai-kyō”(en) , 集一切福徳三昧經 卷2
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eadl:NDL000007611185_DO135

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