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Illustrated Sutra of Causes and Effects

  • Painted by Keinin and Shōjumaru, calligraphy by Ryōsei
  • Japan Kamakura period, dated 1254
  • Handscroll; ink and color on paper
  • h: 27.4cm l: 1147.5cm
  • [10362]

This is a pictorial version of the ingakyō, or “Sutra of Causes and Effects” describing stories of Sakyamuni's incarnation and his biography before he became a Buddha. This version dated 1254 is called the “Shin-ingakyō”, vs. the “Ko-ingakyō” produced in the Nara period, 8th century.

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