Faith in Buddha Part 1 Buddha’s Footprint the Imperial Bequest to Horyuji)

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Faith in Buddha Part 1 Buddha’s Footprint the Imperial Bequest to Horyuji)
Notes:
Wednesday, October 15–Sunday, December 7, 2014
Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum
• ‌Exhibition numbers correspond to the catalogue entry numbers.
However, the order of the artworks in the exhibition may not
necessarily be the same.
Organized by: Tokyo National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc.
With the Sponsorship of: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Daishinsha Inc., NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD., Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
• ‌All works appearing in Part 1-5 are National Treasures as designated
by the Japanese government.
• The section of some displayed may also be rotated.
Part 1
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Nara period, 8th century
Tokyo University of the Arts
Heian period, 12th century
Taimadera Okunoin, Nara
1
10
Sutra box, With lotus and
arabesque design in maki-e
lacquer
Faith in Buddha
Buddha’s Footprint
Breccia stone
Nara period, dated 753 (Tenpyo shoho 5)
Yakushiji, Nara
2
Tamamushi Shrine
Wood with lacquer and polychromy
Asuka period, 7th century
Horyuji, Nara
3
Pitcher with Dragon Head
Bronze with gold and silver plating
Asuka period, 7th century
Tokyo National Museum
Horyuji Treasures Collection
4
Chokuto straight single-edged
sword, Known as “Heishi
Shorinken”
Forged steel
Asuka period, 7th century
Shitennoji, Osaka
5
Bronze plaque of scene from the
Lotus Sutra
Gilt bronze
Asuka to Nara period, 7th–8th century
Hasedera, Nara
6
Incense Burner with Magpie’s
Tail-shaped Handle
Gilt brass
Japan, Asuka period, or Korea, Three
Kingdoms period, 7th century
Tokyo National Museum
Horyuji Treasures Collection
7
Mirrors with Designs of Sea and
Islands
Pair of mirrors
Hakudo nickel-copper alloy
Nara period, 8th century (dedicated in 736)
Tokyo National Museum
Horyuji Treasures Collection
8
Hoke kyo (Lotus Sutra) Written
in Minute Characters, Seven
chapters in one volume
Handscroll, Ink on paper
China, Tang dynasty, dated 694 (Changshou
3)
Tokyo National Museum
9
E-inga kyo (Illustrated sutra
of karma explained through
Buddha’s life), Volume 4, later
part
Horyuji kenmotsu cho (Record of
the Imperial Bequest to Horyuji)
Handscroll, Ink on decorative paper
Nara period, dated 756 (Tenpyo shoho 8)
Tokyo National Museum
Horyuji Treasures Collection
11
Daihannya kyo (Great Wisdom
Sutra), Volume 205: Votive sutra
of Prince Nagaya dated 15th day
of the 11th month, Wado 5 (712)
One volume from a set of 142, Ink on paper
Nara period, 8th century
Taiheiji, Shiga
12
Votive offerings from the Sufukuji
pagoda base stone
(1) Lapis lazuli jar with gold lid
(2) Gold inner box
(3) Silver middle box
(4) Gilt bronze outer box
Gold, silver, cast bronze with gold plating;
glass
Asuka period, 7th century
Omi Jingu, Shiga
13
Ritual objects used in consecration
of building site of Main Hall,
Todaiji
(1) Tachi sword with gold and
silver decorations (inscribed yoken,
“yang sword”)
(2) Tachi sword with gold and
silver decorations (inscribed inken,
“yin sword”)
Iron with gold and silver inlay
Nara period, 8th century
Todaiji, Nara
14
Ritual objects used in consecration
of building site of Main Hall,
Kohfukuji
Gold, silver, bronze, gilt bronze, iron,
crystal, agate, amber, glass, etc.
Nara period, 8th century
Tokyo National Museum
15
Tebako (cosmetics box), Wheelsin-stream design in maki-e lacquer
and mother-of-pearl inlay
Lacquered wood
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
16
Sutra box, With design of dragonentwined sword
Lacquered wood
17
Lacquered animal hide
Heian period, 11th century
Nara National Museum
18
Reliquary, Known as the “Golden
turtle pagoda reliquary”
Wood; cast bronze with silver and gold
plating
Heian to Kamakura period, 12th–13th
century
Toshodaiji, Nara
25
Hoke kyo (Lotus Sutra), Known as
“Kunoji kyo”
Handscroll from a set of 19, Ink on
decorative paper
Heian period, 11th century
Tesshuji, Shizuoka
26
Hoke kyo (Lotus Sutra) with
Characters on Lotus, Fugen
bosatsu kanhotsu hon chapter
Handscroll, Ink on decorative paper
Heian period, 12th century
The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara
27
Fan-shaped Album of the Lotus
Sutra
19
Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
Cast bronze with gold and silver plating
Heian period, 11th century
Enryakuji, Shiga
28
20
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Nara National Museum
Cast bronze with gold plating
Heian period, 12th century
Zenrinji, Kyoto
29
21
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
Sutra box, With hosoge flower and
arabesque design
Kei (Buddhist gong), With lotus
flower design
Objects from the interior
furnishings of the Konjikido
Golden Hall, Chūsonji
(1) Keman (pendent ornament)
(2) Gilt bronze temple banner top
Cast bronze with gold plating
Heian period, 12th century
Chūson-ji Konjikiin, Iwate
22
Keko (flower baskets), With hosoge
flower and arabesque design in
openwork
Two from a set of 16
Gilt bronze with gold and silver plating
(1)Heian period, 12th century
(2)Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Jinshoji, Shiga
23
Hoke kyo (Lotus Sutra), Hobenbon
chapter, Known as “Chikubujima
kyo”
Handscroll, Ink on decorative paper
Heian period, 11th century
Tokyo National Museum
24
Hoke kyo (Lotus Sutra), Known as
“Sensoji kyo”
Handscroll from a set of 10, Ink on
decorative paper
Heian period, 11th century
Sensoji, Tokyo
Jigoku zoshi (Picture Scroll of
Hell)
Jigoku zoshi (Picture Scroll of
Hell)
30
Hekija-e (Pictures on the
Extermination of Evil): Tenkeisei
(God of Heavenly Punishment),
Sendan Kendatsuba (Cadana
Gandharva), Bishamonten
(Vaisravana)
Three hanging scrolls from a set of 5, Colors
on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Nara National Museum
31
Gaki zoshi (Picture Scroll of the
Realm of Hungry Ghosts)
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
32
Kegon gojugosho emaki (Pilgrimage
to fifty-five spiritual sites in Kegon
kyo, the Flower Garland Sutra)
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Todaiji, Nara
33
Taima mandara engi emaki
(Legends of the Taima Mandala)
Pair of handscrolls, Colors on paper
Kamakura period, 13th century
Komyoji, Kanagawa
34
Sixteen Arhats: 7th, 9th, and 14th
Arhats
Three hanging scrolls from a set of 16,
Colors on silk
Heian period, 11th century
Tokyo National Museum
Part 2
Faith in the Gods
45
Dogu Figurine, Known as the
“Jomon Venus”
54
Objects excavated from the
Fujinoki tumulus: (1) gilt bronze
saddle fittings, (2) gilt bronze
decorative fittings with dragon
design
Excavated from Tanabatake site in Chino,
Nagano
Clay
Middle Jomon period, 3000–2000 BC
Chino city (housed at Togariishi Museum
of Jomon Archaeology), Nagano
Excavated in Ikarugacho, Nara
Gilt bronze
Kofun period, 6th century
Agency for Cultural Affairs (housed at
The Museum, Archaeological Institute of
Kashihara, Nara Prefecture)
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, dated 1086 (Otoku 3)
Kongobuji, Wakayama
46
55
36
Excavated from Nishinomae site in
Funagata-machi, Yamagata
Clay
Middle Jomon period, 3000–2000 BC
Yamagata Prefecture (housed at Yamagata
Prefectural Museum)
35
Nirvana
Twelve Heavenly Guardians:
Taishakuten (Indra), Enmaten
(Yama), Futen (Vayu), Gatten
(Candra)
Four handscrolls from a set of 12, Colors on
silk
Heian period, dated 1127 (Daiji 2)
Kyoto National Museum
Dogu Figurine, Known as the
“Jomon Goddess”
47
Dogu Figurine, Known as the
“Masked Goddess”
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
Excavated from Nakappara site in Chino,
Nagano
Clay
Late Jomon period, 2000–1000 BC
Chino city (housed at Togariishi Museum
of Jomon Archaeology), Nagano
38
48
37
Kujaku Myo’o (Mahamayuri)
Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra)
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
39
Kokuzo Bosatsu (Akasagarbha)
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, 12th century
Tokyo National Museum
40
Dogu Figurine, Known as the
“Hollow figure”
Excavated from Chobonaino site in
Hakodate, Hokkaido
Clay
Late Jomon period, 2000–1000 BC
Hakodate city (housed at Hakodate Jomon
Culture Center), Hokkaido
49
Dogu Figurine, Known as the
“Figure with clasped palms”
Objects excavated from the
Okinoshima ritual site
(1) mirror with pair of firebirds
(2) mirror with geometrical
design
(3) mirror with inward-facing
flower petal design
(4) mirror with triangular raised
edge and auspicious beast design
(5) mirror with deities and
dragons design
(6) mirror with pictorial design
(7) gilt bronze round leaf-shaped
guard plates
(8) gilt bronze pointed leaf-shaped
guard plates
(9) gilt bronze openwork censershaped object
(10) gilt bronze dragon heads
(11) small jars with three-color
glaze
Excavated in Munakata, Fukuoka
(1)–(6) Bronze, (7)–(10) Gilt bronze, (11)
Ceramic
(1)–(6) Kofun period, 4th–5th century (7,
8) Kofun to Asuka period, 6th–7th century
(9) Kofun period, 5th century (10) Kofun
period, 6th century (11) Nara to Heian
period, 8th–9th century
Munakata Taisha, Fukuoka
56
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, dated 1153 (Ninpei 3)
Jikoji, Hiroshima
Excavated from Kazahari site No. 1 in
Hachinohe, Aomori
Clay
Late Jomon period, 2000–1000 BC
Korekawa Archaeological Institution,
Hachinohe, Aomori
41
50
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Heian period, 12th century
Bujoji, Tottori
Attributed provenance: Kagawa prefecture
Bronze
Middle Yayoi period, 2nd to 1st century BC
Tokyo National Museum
Excavated in Nishinoyama Iwagatanicho,
Yamashina-ku, Kyoto
(1) Iron
(2) Bronze with gold and silver inlay
Heian period, 8th–9th century
The Kyoto University Museum
51
57-1
Fugen Enmei Bosatsu
(Vajramoghasamayasattva)
Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra)
42
Descent of Amitabha and the
Heavenly Multitude
Three hanging scrolls, Colors on silk
Heian period, 12th century
Yushi Hachimanko, Wakayama
43
Mandala of the Konkomyo saisho-o
kyo (Sutra of the Golden Light) in
Gold Characters with Pagodas:
Scrolls 1 and 4
Two hanging scrolls from a set of 10
Gold, silver, and colors on indigo-dyed
paper
Heian period, 12th century
Chūson-ji Daichojuin, Iwate
44
Bodhisattvas on Clouds: South 14
and North 13
Wood with polychromy
Heian period, dated 1053 (Tengi 1)
Byodoin, Kyoto
Dotaku (bell-shaped bronze)
Dotaku (bell-shaped bronzes)
Nos. 4 and 5, Excavated from Sakuragaoka
site in Kobe, Hyogo
Bronze
Middle Yayoi period, 2nd–1st century BC
Kobe City Museum, Hyogo
52
Dotaku (bell-shaped bronzes)
Nos. 23 and 29, Excavated from
Kamoiwakura site in Unnan, Shimane
Bronze
Middle Yayoi period, 2nd–1st century BC
Agency for Cultural Affairs (housed at
Shimane Museum of Ancient Izumo)
53
Mirror with inward-facing flower
petal pattern
Mirror No. 11, Excavated from Hirabaru
site in Itoshima, Fukuoka
Bronze
Late Yayoi period, 1st–3rd century
Agency for Cultural Affairs (housed at
Kyushu National Museum)
Objects excavated from the
Yamashina Nishinoyama tumulus:
(1) Tachi sword fragment with
gold decoration
(2) mirror with pair of phoenixes
in gold and silver inlay
Seated Hachiman Deity in Monk
Attire
One from a triad, Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 9th century
Yakushiji, Nara
57-2
Seated Empress Jingu
One from a triad, Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 9th century
Yakushiji, Nara
58
Tachi sword, Signed “Kunimune”,
Itomaki-no-tachi type mounting
with scabbard decorated with
paulownia crests in maki-e lacquer
on nashi-ji ground
Forged steel
Blade: Kamakura period, 13th century;
Mounting: Edo period, 17th century
Nikko Toshogu, Tochigi
59
Tanto short sword, Signed “Rai
Kunitoshi, Showa 5, 11th Month”
Forged steel
Kamakura period, dated 1316 (Showa 5)
Atsuta Jingu, Aichi
60
Spiral-wrapped tachi sword
Bronze with silver plating
Heian period, 12th century
Niutsuhime Shrine, Wakayama
61
Tachi sword, Hyogo-kusari-tachi
type mounting with peony and
arabesque design
Kamakura period, 14th century
Oyamadumi Jinja, Ehime
62
Armor, Yoroi type with cherry
blossom-patterned yellow lacing
Heian period, 12th century
Itsukushima Jinja, Hiroshima
63
Armor, Yoroi type with white
lacing
Kamakura period, 14th century
Hinomisaki Jinja, Shimane
Part 3
Faith Envisioned
through Text
64
Gold Seal
Excavated in Shikanoshima, Higashi-ku,
Fukuoka
Gold
Yayoi period, 1st century
Fukuoka City Museum
65
Nihon shoki (Chronicles of Japan),
Volumes 22 and 24
Pair of handscrolls, Ink on paper
Heian period, 10th–11th century
Kyoto National Museum
66
Ruiju kokushi (A history of Japan
classified by topic), Volume 25
Handscroll, Ink on paper
Kamakura period, 13th century
Tohoku University Library, Miyagi
67
Genji monogatari emaki (Illustrated
scrolls of the Tale of Genji),
Kashiwagi chapter, second part
Two sections from a set of 5, Colors on
paper
Heian period, 12th century
The Tokugawa Art Museum, Aichi
68
Bridal Trousseau of Princess
Chiyohime: (1) Book stand with
design from the Tale of Genji,
Hatsune chapter, in maki-e lacquer
(2) Desk with butterfly design in
maki-e lacquer
By Koami Choju
From a trousseau set
Lacquered wood
Edo period, dated 1639 (Kan’ei 16)
The Tokugawa Art Museum, Aichi
69
Shigisan engi emaki (Legends of
Mount Shigi), Amagimi chapter
Handscroll from a set of 3, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Chogosonshi-ji, Nara
70
Nezame monogatari emaki
(Illustrated scroll of the Tale of
Nezame)
Handscroll, Colors on paper
Heian period, 12th century
The Museum Yamato Bunkakan, Nara
71
Underdrawings of Konkomyo
kyo (Sutra of the Golden Light),
Known as Menashigyo, or the
“Eyeless Sutra”
Handscroll, Ink on paper
Kamakura period, dated 1192 (Kenkyu 3)
Kyoto National Museum
72
Man’yo shu poetry anthology,
Genryaku version, Volumes 6 and
19
Two from a set of 20 volumes, Ink on
decorative paper
Heian period, 11th century
Tokyo National Museum
73
Gosen wakashu poetry anthology
By Fujiwara no Teika
Ink on paper
Kamakura period, dated 1234 (Tenpuku 2)
The Reizei Family, Kyoto
74
Tosa nikki (The Tosa Diary)
By Fujiwara no Tameie
Ink on paper
Kamakura period, dated 1236 (Katei 2)
The Osaka Aoyama History and Literature
Museum, Hyogo
75
Eiga monogatari (A Tale of
Flowering Fortunes) (1) Largeformat edition, Volume 2
(2) Small-format edition, Volumes
2, 3, and 4
Four volumes from a set of 17, Ink on paper
Kamakura period, 13th century
Kyushu National Museum, Fukuoka
76
Nihon ryoiki (Japanese Chronicle
of Miracles), Volumes 2 and 3
(1) Lineage of Transmissions of the
Buddhist Law at Toji
(2) Archives of the Yano Estate in Harima
Province
(3) Official Order
(4) Letter of Sanction from the Shogunate
(5) Kitabatake Chikafusa’s Sacred Relics
Distribution Certificate
(6) Imperial Command by Emperor
Godaigo
(7) Imperial Command by Emperor
Godaigo
(8) Message Bearing the Seal of Ashikaga
Takauji
(9) Order by Ashikaga Tadayoshi
(10) Spiritual Pledge Signed Jointly by
Subjects of the Kamikuse Manor
(11) Letter from Tamakaki
(12) Letter from Emperor Gonara
Ink on paper
Heian to Muromachi period, 10th–16th
century
Kyoto Prefectural Library and Archives
Part 4
Diversified Faith and
Form
80
87
96-2
Attributed to Shubun, preface by Jikuun
Toren, inscriptions by Kosei Ryuha and four
other monks
Hanging scroll, Ink and light colors on
paper
Muromachi period, dated 1447 (Bun’an 4)
Tokyo National Museum
By Kano Eitoku
Four panels from a set of 8, Ink and light
colors on paper
Muromachi period, 16th century
Jukoin, Kyoto
Reading in the Bamboo Grove
Study
88
Zhou Maoshu Admiring the
Lotus Flowers
By Kano Masanobu
Hanging scroll, Ink and light colors on
paper
Muromachi period, 15th century
Kyushu National Museum
89
Autumn and Winter Landscapes
Amida (Amitabha) from Over the
Mountains
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
Kamakura period, 13th century
Zenrinji, Kyoto
83
Rokudo-e (Paintings of Six
Realms): Animal realm, Asura
realm, Aspects of human suffering
(second part), and King Enma’s
Judgement
Four hanging scrolls from a set of 15
Colors on silk
Kamakura period, 13th century
Shojuraigoji, Shiga
Esoteric ritual implements
(1)Five-pronged vajra bell
(2)Single-pronged vajra club
(3)Three-pronged vajra club
(4)Five-pronged vajra club
(5)Ritual basin
Cast bronze with gold plating
Kamakura period, 13th century
Itsukushima Jinja, Hiroshima
92
Reliquary with Openwork
Designs
Gilt bronze
(outer vessel) Nanbokucho period, 14th
century
Saidaiji, Nara
93
Miniature Stupa-type Reliquary
Cast bronze with gold and silver plating
Kamakura period, 13th century
Chofukuji, Nara
Ink on paper
Heian period, 12th century
Raigoin, Kyoto
84
94
77
Pair of hanging scrolls from a set of 16,
Colors on silk
China, Northern Song dynasty, 10th–12th
century
Seiryoji, Kyoto
By Hogen En’i
Handscroll, Colors on silk
Kamakura period, dated 1299 (Shoan 1)
Tokyo National Museum
Sanpo ekotoba (Illustrations of the
Three Buddhist Jewels), Volumes
2 and 3
Two volumes from a set of 3, Ink on paper
Kamakura period, dated 1273 (Bun’ei 10)
Tokyo National Museum
78
Konjaku monogatari (Tales of
Times Now Past), Volumes 12
and 17
Ink on paper
Kamakura period, 13th century
Kyoto University Library
79
Archives of Toji Temple in One
Hundred Boxes
Sixteen Arhats: 1st and 4th
Arhats
85
Kujaku Myo’o (Mahamayuri)
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
China, Northern Song dynasty, 11th–12th
century
Ninnaji, Kyoto
Illustrated Biography of Priest
Ippen, Volume 7
95
Illustrated Biography of Priest
Honen, Volumes 7, 33, and 42
Three handscrolls from a set of 48
Colors on paper
Kamakura period, 14th century
Chion-in, Kyoto
86
96-1
Preface by Taihaku Shingen, inscription by
Daigaku Shusu and five other monks
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
Muromachi period, dated 1413 (Oei 20)
Konchiin, Kyoto
By Kano Eitoku
Four panels from a set of 16, Ink on paper
Muromachi period, 16th century
Jukoin, Kyoto
Hut by a Mountain Stream
98
Maple Viewers
99
View of Ama-no-hashidate
91
82
By Hasegawa Tohaku
Pair of two-panel folding screens
Colors on gilt paper
Azuchi-Momoyama period, ca. 1592
(Bunroku 1)
Chishakuin, Kyoto
90
81
Inscription by Wuzhun Shifan
Hanging scroll, Colors on silk
China, Southern Song dynasty, dated 1238
(Jiaxi 2)
Tofukuji, Kyoto
Pine Tree with Autumn Plants
By Kano Hideyori
Single six-panel folding screen, Colors on
paper
Muromachi to Azuchi-Momoyama period,
16th century
Tokyo National Museum
Attributed to Fujiwara no Nobuzane
Hanging scroll, Colors on paper
Kamakura period, 13th century
Minase Jingu, Osaka
Portrait of Wuzhun Shifan
97
By Sesshu Toyo
Pair of hanging scrolls, Ink on paper
Muromachi period, end of 15th century to
beginning of 16th century
Tokyo National Museum
By Sesshu Toyo
Hanging scroll, Ink and light colors on
paper
Muromachi period, beginning of 16th
century
Kyoto National Museum
Portrait of Emperor Gotoba
The Four Accomplishments:
Music, Go, Calligraphy, and
Painting
Birds and Flowers
Materials Related to the Keichoera Mission to Europe: (1)
Portrait of Hasekura Tsunenaga
(2) Crucifix
(1)Oil on canvas
(2)Christ figure: bronze; Cross: wood
17th century
Sendai City Museum, Miyagi
100
Historical Materials of the Sho
Family, Rulers of the Ryukyu
Kingdom:
(1) Bingata stencil-dyed simple
gauze weave silk robe with design
of phoenixes, auspicious clouds
and mist on yellow ground
(2) Bingata stencil-dyed cotton
robe with design of peonies, longtailed fowls, irises and stream on
white ground
(3) Bingata stencil-dyed ramie
robe with design of butterflies,
swallows, irises and stream on
white ground
(4) Sha gauze weave silk robe
with checked texturing on yellow
ground
(5) Stem cup with swirl crest in
gold inlay on red lacquered wood
(6) Lidded box with design of
clouds and dragons in motherof-pearl inlay on black lacquered
wood
(7) Diary on the Enshrinement of
King Sho En as a Divinity
(8) The Nine Mausoleums of
the Chinese Zhou Dynasty and
Enkakuji Mausoleum
(9) Diary of the Renaming of the
Divinity of Sogenji and the Three
Temples
(10) Register of Public Affairs
of the Iheyajima Tamaudun
Mausoleum
(7–10) Ink on paper
Second Sho dynasty, 18th–19th century
Naha City Museum of History, Okinawa
101
Red and White Cotton Roses
By Li Di
Pair of hanging scrolls, Colors on silk
China, Southern Song dynasty, dated 1197
(Qingyuan 3)
Tokyo National Museum
102
110
117
By Yintuoluo, inscription by Chushi Fanqi
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Tokyo National Museum
Korea, Joseon dynasty, 16th century
Kohoan, Kyoto
Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 12th century
Joruriji, Kyoto
Hanshan and Shide; Fragment of
“Parables of the Zen Patriarchs”
103
Master Zhichang; Fragment of
“Parables of the Zen Patriarchs”
By Yintuoluo, inscription by Chushi Fanqi
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
Seikado Bunko Art Museum, Tokyo
104
Tea Bowl, Oido type, Known as
“Kizaemon”
111
Tea Bowl, Shino type, Known as
“Unohanagaki”
Mino ware
Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th–17th
century
Mitsui Memorial Museum, Tokyo
Part 5
Elucidation of Buddhist
Teachings
By Yuanwu Keqin
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Northern Song dynasty, dated 1124
(Xuanhe 6)
Tokyo National Museum
105
Letter
By Wuzhun Shifan
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Southern Song dynasty, dated 1242
(Chunyou 2)
Tokyo National Museum
106
Words Explaining the Teachings
of Buddha
By Xutang Zhiyu
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Southern Song dynasty, 13th
century
Tokyo National Museum
107
Parting Verse to Betsugen Enshi
By Gulin Qingmao
Hanging scroll, Ink on paper
China, Yuan dynasty, dated 1325 (Taiding
2)
The Gotoh Museum, Tokyo
108
Vase, Spotted celadon glaze
Longquan ware
China, Yuan dynasty, 14th century
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
109
Tea Bowl, Taihi tenmoku type
Jizhou ware
China, Southern Song dynasty, 12th–13th
century
Shokokuji, Kyoto
Buddhas in Form
112
Standing Komokuten (Virupaksa,
of the Four Heavenly Kings) from
Horyuji Main Hall
Wood with polychromy
Asuka period, 7th century
Horyuji, Nara
113
Standing Tamonten (Vaisravana,
of the Four Heavenly Kings) from
Kohfukuji Main Hall
Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 9th century
Kohfukuji, Nara
114
Seated Yakushi Nyorai
(Bhaisajyaguru)
Standing Komokuten (Virupaksa,
of the Four Heavenly Kings)
S05
118
Standing Zenzai doji (Sudhanasresthi-darak) and Standing
Buddahari, among the attendants
of Monju Bosatsu (Manjusri)
By Kaikei
Two figures from a set of 5, Wood with
polychromy
Kamakura period, 1203–1220 (Kennin 3 to
Jokyu 2)
Abe Monjuin, Nara
119
Miniature Five-story Pagoda of
Gokurakubo, Gangoji Temple
Wood with polychromy
Nara period, 8th century
Gangoji Temple, Nara
Special Feature
The Shōsōin Treasures
S01
Red-stained Ivory Plectrum with
Engraving
North Storehouse 28
Ivory and pigments
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
North Storehouse 44
Colors and bird feathers on paper
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
Pair of figures, Wood with lacquer
Heian period, dated 1148 (Kyuan 4)
Sanzen’in, Kyoto
Box, With designs on green
ground
Central Storehouse 155-31
Wood with polychromy
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
S08
Lidded Container in Shape of
Flower
South Storehouse 19-1
Gilt bronze with gold plating
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
S09
115
Seated Kannon Bosatsu
(Avalokitesvara) and Seated Seishi
Bosatsu (Mahasthamaprapta),
from Amida Nyorai (Amitabha)
triad
S06
South Storehouse 9-Hei 4
Ceramic
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
Ladies under the Trees, Decorated
with bird feathers, Panels 1 and 3
116
Central Storehouse 61
Bamboo woven with silk, with brocade hem
and silk lining
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
Porcelain Bowl
S02
Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 12th century
Okura Cultural Foundation, Tokyo
Case for miscellaneous sutras of
the Theravada Buddhism and
ivory plate
S07
Wood with polychromy
Heian period, 9th century
Nara National Museum
Fugen Bosatsu (Samantabhadra)
on an Elephant
South Storehouse 101-1
Maple, boxwood, mother-of-pearl,
tortoiseshell
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
Lidded Container
South Storehouse 29-3
Cast bronze
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
S10
Censer with Handle
S03
Register of Calligraphies by the
Two Wangs, Young and Old
North Storehouse 160
Handscroll, Ink on paper
Nara period, 8th century, dated 1st day of
the 6th month, Tenpyo hoji 2 (758)
The Shōsōin Treasures
S04
Sappanwood-dyed Maple Lute,
With designs in mother-of-pearl
inlay
South Storehouse 52-3
Cast bronze
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
S11
Twill Brocade Desk Cover, With
purple ground
South Storehouse 150-8
Silk, ramie
Nara period, 8th century
The Shōsōin Treasures
Map
Part 1: Faith in Buddha
Part 5:
Buddhas in Form
I. Asuka and Nara Periods
Entrance
III. Zen and Tea
Exit
Part 4: Diversified Faith and Form
I. Kamakura to Edo Period
II. Heian Period
Part 2: Faith in the Gods
Part 3: Faith Envisioned through Text
Shop
II. Christianity and
Ryukyuan Faith
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