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Illustrated History of the Yûzû-nembutsu Sect (Yûzû-nembutsu engi), Vol. I

Scroll 1: section 5 illustration - All-night nembutsu vigil at Kuruma-dera (while Bishamon hovers)

Scroll 1: section 1 text (partial)

Scroll 1: section 1 illustration 1 - Ryônin undergoes religious training on Mt. Hiei

Scroll 1: section 1 illustration 2 - Ryônin pilgrimage to Mudô-ji and on retreat at Ohara

Scroll 1: section 2 text

Scroll 1: section 2 illustration - Amida appears while Ryônin dozes

Scroll 1: section 3 text and illustration (1) - Ryônin soliciting pledges of nembutsu recitation

Scroll 1: section 3 illustration (2) - Ryônin soliciting pledges of nembutsu recitation

Scroll 1: section 3 illustration (3) - Ryônin soliciting pledges of nembutsu recitation

Scroll 1: section 3 illustration (4) - Ryônin soliciting pledges of nembutsu recitation

Scroll 1: section 4 text

Scroll 1: section 4 illustration (1) - Bishamon, disguised as a monk, visits Ryônin

Scroll 1: section 4 illustration (2) - Bishamon-ten in real guise and disguised as a monk

Scroll 1: section 4 illustration (3) - above the rooftops of Kuruma-dera

Scroll 1: section 5 text

Scroll 1: section 6 text (1) - List of heavenly beings and gods presented by Bishamon-ten to be included in register

Scroll 1: section 6 text (2) - List of heavenly beings and gods presented by Bishamon-ten to be included in register

Scroll 1: section 6 text (3) - List of gods and a pledge by Kitano Tenjin supporters

Scroll 1: section 6 illustration (1) - Deities and gods in clouds

Scroll 1: section 6 illustration (2) - Deities and gods in clouds

Scroll 1: section 6 illustration (3) - Shrines of native gods

Scroll 1: section 6 illustration (4) - Shrines of native gods

Scroll 1: section 7 text (1)

Scroll 1: section 7 text (2)

Scroll 1: section 7 text (3)

Scroll 1: section 7 illustration - Even birds and animals join the faith

Scroll 1: sections 8 and 9 combined text (no illustration)

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Japanese (active 15th century)
Illustrated History of the Yûzû-nembutsu Sect (Yûzû-nembutsu engi), Vol. I, Muromachi period, dated 1471
Transliterated Title: Yûzû-nembutsu engi
Painting
, Handscroll
Japanese
,
15th century
Muromachi period, 1392-1568
Creation Place: Japan
One of a pair of handscrolls; ink, color and gold on paper
scroll one, irregular: H. 30.4 x W. 1075.3 cm (11 15/16 x 423 3/8 in.)
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
, 1973.68.1
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Bibliography
John M. Rosenfield and Fumiko 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), Cat. #54 / p. 53

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