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
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.