1975. Item #90408
Ōhashi Yōji. 大橋雍二 . Mamehon Hannyashingyō 豆本 般若心経. Tochigi-ken 栃木県 : Endō Publishing 遠藤印刷所 , Showa 50  . A 6 x 4cm Western style bound mamehon with fabric covered boards and printed title slip in Japanese text. This miniature book is housed in a clear plastic slipcase with printed title and enclosed in a 7.5 x 5.5cm box with title slip in Japanese. Number 115 of 300 copies.
Inner front board has a laid-down 2 x 2cm bookplate with a woodblock print of a kokeshi doll with the name Murakami Zōsho in Japanese hiragana lettering. A tiny bookplate for a tiny book.
The Hannyashingyō is a Mahayana Buddhist sutra known as the Heart Sutra, here revealed in 43 pages. This particular Sutra is considered one of the more popular of the Buddhist scriptures and teaches basic Buddhist teachings, including the Four Noble Truths.