- Museum number
Painting, hanging scroll. Paradise of Amida, levels of rebirth and hell scenes, but primarily the human realm, including scenes of piracy, gluttony, fire, and other sins of human realm; focus on worship of Muryojukyo (Sutra of the Buddha of Everlasting Life [Amidha]). Ink, colour and gold-leaf on paper.
- Production date
Height: 202 centimetres (mount)
Height: 140 centimetres
Width: 88.30 centimetres (mount)
Width: 67.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Associated with one of the Pure Land schools of Japanese Buddhism.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.3473 (Japanese Painting Number)