- Museum number
Object: Sashu Tsukabara settchu 佐州塚原雪中 (In Snow at Tsukabara, Sashu)
Series: Koso go-ichidai ryaku-zu 高祖御一代略圖 (Brief Illustrated History of Life of the Great Monk)
Colour woodblock print. Nichiren making his way through the snow at Tsukabara on Sado Island, with houses on coast at right. Inscribed, signed and sealed . 1 of 2 impressions in the collection.
- Production date
- 1830 (c.)
Height: 37.30 centimetres
Width: 25.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Monk Nichiren (1222-1282) was the founder of a major sect
of Japanese Buddhism that bears his name. All ten designs
are displayed from series which treats major episodes in
his life in an essentially historical manner. The series
includes some of Kuniyoshi's most memorable landscapes.
(label copy, TTC, 1998)
Nichiren is depicted alone in the snows of Sado Island, where he was exiled between 1271 and 1274 after his near execution. Most of his followers deserted him, and in his isolation Nichiren underwent a spiritual crisis which led to his views becoming more extreme and the composition of one of his most notable works.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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