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Legends of Jin'ō-ji Temple

Artist/maker unknown, Japanese

Made in Japan, Asia

Nambokuchō Period (1333-1392)

14th century

Ink and colors on paper; mounted as a hanging scroll - ivory scroll ends

13 1/2 x 21 1/8 inches (34.3 x 53.7 cm) Mount: 47 3/4 x 26 1/4 inches (121.3 x 66.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
East Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Moncure Biddle in memory of her father, Ernest F. Fenollosa, 1962

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Now mounted as a hanging scroll, this image was originally part of a set of handscrolls depicting the history of the Jin’o-ji, a Buddhist temple near Osaka. In this scene a famous cleric Kukai (774–835) is shown during a visit to the temple to dedicate a sutra he copied there. He is seated on a cliff near the temple.