This week we introduce another set of texts from the Kamada Collection related to Buddhism. Whereas the sutra showcased last week had no illuminations, the sutra featured below has illustrations alongside the text.
Posts on August 2019
from Notes from Asia Library
Our final two posts on items from the Kamada Collection will introduce texts related to Buddhism.
In our last post, on poetry-related works in the Kamada Collection, we introduced illustrated manuscripts of the famous poetry collection Hyakunin isshu, or One Hundred People, One Poem Each, an anthology of Japanese poetry from the seventh to thirteenth centuries compiled by the courtier and poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162-1241). An incredibly popular collection, Hyakunin isshu inspired numerous alternate versions and parodies. We will introduce two such manuscripts below.