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  • A novelist dreams of becoming Kannon

    Book

    This is one of the humorous, but edifying, illustrated texts known as yellow-cover books. An impoverished novelist, Yoku...

  • Chapter 25 of the Lotus sutra

    Scroll

    An illustrated text of Chapter 25 of the Lotus Sutra. Commonly known in Japanese as the Kannon-gyo, this popular sutra w...

  • Japanese Lotus Sutra

    Scroll, Manuscript

    The Lotus Sūtra, known in Sanskrit as Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra or ‘Sūtra of the Lotus of the Wonderful Law,’ is one of ...

  • One hundred seated images of Amida Nyorai

    Woodblock printed sheet

    This votive prayer sheet, printed in Japan at the beginning of the 12th century, contains one hundred images of Amitābha...

  • Sutra for the Illiterate

    Paper folding book

    What is this? This small, folding book contains the text of the Heart Sūtra (in Sanskrit Prajñāpāramitāhṛdaya) re...

  • The Chronicles of Japan

    Shinto or ‘The Way of the Kami’ is the indigenous, polytheistic religion of Japan. Core to its beliefs and practices is ...

  • The Million Pagoda Charms

    Print, Object

    The Hyakumantō darani or ‘One Million Pagoda Dharani’ are the oldest extant examples of printing in Japan and one of the...