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Object: Bun-ei-gan juichi-gatsu juichi-nichi, Tojo Komatsubara 文永元十一月十一日東條小松原 (Tojo Komatsubara, Eleventh day of eleventh month, 1264)
Series: Koso go-ichidai ryaku-zu 高祖御一代畧圖 (Brief Illustrated History of Life of the Great Monk)
Woodblock colour print. Nichiren confusing his enemies by force of crystal. Inscribed, sealed, marked and signed.
- Production date
- 1830 (c.)
Height: 37.30 centimetres
Width: 24.50 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)
The inscription dates this print to 1264 and gives as the caption 'Tōjō Komatsubara'. The event illustrated is probably the attempted assassination in that year of Nichiren at Awa by his old enemy Tōjō Kagenobu, a follower of the Pure Land sect. Nichiren had returned to Awa, where he had previously denounced (1253) the Pure Land and Zen sects, after ten years' absence during which he had further developed his religious views.
- Not on display
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Attempted assassination of Nichiren at Awa (?)
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