SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete. Go-Kashiwabara Tennô. 後柏原天皇, artist Kaihô Yûchiku 海北友竹, calligrapher Kitamuki Unchiku 北向雲竹, Emperor Go-Kashiwabara.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.
SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.

SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete.

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Go-Kashiwabara Tennô. [Emperor Go-Kashiwabara] 後柏原天皇 et al. Kaihô Yûchiku 海北友竹, artist; Kitamuki Unchiku 北向雲竹 (1623-1703), calligrapher SHINNYÔDÔ ENGI 真如堂縁起 3 volumes, complete. 27.5 x 19.5 cm. String-bound, Japanese-style, furo-toji. In the midst of the bloody Ônin Wars that wracked Kyôto and environs for nearly a century, an iconic emaki scroll inscribing the foundation of the Buddhist hall Shinnyodo, was created in 1524.... . The calligraphers included the Emperor Go-Kashiwabara (who died two years later)... The scroll painter was Kamonnosuke [Fujiwara] Hisakuni 掃部助久国... This printed version, based on the scroll, was printed in the second half of the 17th century when Japan had well entered its era of peace and prosperity. One could see this printed work as a reflection upon the great chaos of former times. The calligrapher for this printed version was Kitamuki Unchiku and the artist for this book was Kaihô Yûchiku. Profusely illustrated with wonderful images in an early Edo era style. The only copies I can locate to view online in Japan, at Waseda (1 volume only) and the NDL (missing preliminary text) are inferior in condition and printing quality. Our copy appears to match the Waseda version with an afterward date of Genroku 6 {1693}... The earliest printing for this book appears to have been in Enpô 5 (1677) For more on this work, see KSSM 4-755, and Gardner's book on JAPANESE BOOKS IN THE BRITISH LIBRARY....

Complete and professionally restored, in lovely condition and impression. In a custom chitsu clasped case., A very important record of a tragic time, originally created by witnesses to the events.

Price: $4,750.00