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Kato Kiyomasa. Vertical Dyptich by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka. Published by Maruya Jimpachi, 1867A vertical diptych of Kato Kiyomasa ( 1562-1611 ). A famous general best known for his participation in the invasion of Korea. Shows him seated before his personal banner inscribed Nan myo no rengekyo, “Hail Lotus Sutra.” On his breast is his mon, a large ring.

General Kato Kiyomasa famous for his role in the invasion of Korea, his personal banner reads “Hail Lotus Sutra.” On his breast is his mon, a large ring. Vertical Diptych by Yoshitoshi Tsukioka.

Segment of the Lotus Sutra (Hokekyō). Attributed to Kujō Kanezane  (Japanese, 1149–1207). Hanging scroll; ink on colored paper decorated with cut and sprinkled gold and silver leaf. The text, from chapter 19, is a litany of fabled fragrances. This is an example of an ultra-refined sutra: written in elegant script, on paper decorated with delicate cloud patterns, in a border of richly sprinkled gold and silver leaf.  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

This five-line segment of a sumptuous scroll of the Lotus Sutra perfectly embodies the aesthetics and religious practice of the late Heian period. The text, from chapter is a litany of fabled fragrances

Kuno-ji Hokekyo Lotus Sutra Chapter 3 Heian Period  Tesshu-ji Temple, Shizuoka

Kuno-ji Hokekyo Lotus Sutra Chapter 3 Heian Period Tesshu-ji Temple, Shizuoka

“Universal Gateway”, Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra, text inscribed by Sugawara Mitsushige, Kamakura period, dated 1257, handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper, 9 11/16 x 368 1/16 in. (24.6 x 934.9 cm) with mounting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession 53.7.3. Dated 1257.

“Universal Gateway”, Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra, text inscribed by Sugawara Mitsushige, Kamakura period, dated 1257, handscroll; ink, color, and gold on paper, 9 11/16 x 368 1/16 in. (24.6 x 934.9 cm) with mounting, Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession 53.7.3. Dated 1257.

Hoke Gisho) Prince Shōtoku's commentaries to the Lotus Sutra in semi-cursive script--Asuka period, early 7th century C.E., currently in Tokyo Imperial Household collection.

beifongkendo: “Ancient calligraphy: Prince Shotoku’s commentries on the Lotus Sutra, Asuka period, early century CE (Tokyo, Royal Household Collection).

Lotus Sutra decorated with Buddhas

Lotus Sutra decorated with Buddhas. Preface to the Lotus Sutra decorated with Buddhas (ichiji ichibutsu hokekyō johon).

Since these spider Lilies usually bloom near cemeteries around the autumnal equinox, they are described in Chinese and Japanese translations of the Lotus Sutra as ominous flowers that grow in &#223...

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