Eighth chapter of the 'Lotus Sutra'


This lavishly decorated manuscript of the eighth chapter of the 'Lotus Sutra', written in gold on indigo-dyed paper, originally formed part of a set commissioned by the Japanese Emperor, Go-Mizunoo (1596–1680) to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the death of his grandfather-in-law, the Shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542–1616). On completion in 1636, the set of twenty-eight manuscripts was presented to the Toshogu Shrine in Nikko, site of Ieyasu's mausoleum.

Full title:
Lotus Sutra (copies in Chinese, Brahmi, etc.); Lotus Sutra. Chapt 8. Ms. commissioned by Emperor Go-Mizunoo, presented to Nikko Shrine [Japan]
c. 1636, Japan
Scroll / Manuscript
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Or 13926