Pair Of Narrative Handscrolls: Illustrated History Of The Yûzû-Nembutsu Sect (Yûzû-Nembutsu Engi)
Scroll 1: section 5 illustration - All-night nembutsu vigil at Kuruma-dera (while Bishamon hovers)
Identification and Creation
Object Number
Monk Musashi Hôgen, Japanese (active 15th century)
Pair of Narrative Handscrolls: Illustrated History of the Yûzû-nembutsu Sect (Yûzû-nembutsu engi)
Other Titles
Transliterated Title: Yûzû-nembutsu engi
Work Type
handscroll, painting
Muromachi period, dated 1471
Creation Place: East Asia, Japan
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Physical Descriptions
Pair of handscrolls: ink, color and gold on paper
H. 30.4 x W. (total of two scrolls) 3105.7 cm (11 15/16 x 1222 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of the Hofer Collection of the Printed and Graphic Arts of Asia in honor of Mathias Komor
Accession Year
Object Number
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Publication History

John M. Rosenfield, Fumiko Cranston, and Edwin A. Cranston, The Courtly Tradition in Japanese Art and Literature: Selections from the Hofer and Hyde Collections, exh. cat., Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, MA, 1973), Cat. No. 93 / pp. 276-278

John M. Rosenfield, The Japanese Courtier: Painting, Calligraphy, and Poetry from the Fogg Art Museum, the Philip Hofer Collection (With a Complementary Selection of Lacquers and Other Arts of Japan from the Collection of F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr.), exh. cat., Santa Barbara Museum of Art (Santa Barbara, CA, 1980), Cat. No. 50 / pp. 72-73

Margaret Miller Kanada, "The Fogg Museum's Fifteenth Century Illustrated Handscroll of the Yuzunembutsu Engi", Kokka (Tokyo, Japan, 1984), No. 1073, pp. 7-36

Kristin A. Mortimer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums/Abbeville Press (Cambridge, MA; New York, NY, 1985), no. 54, p. 53

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