Hosomi Ryoichi (1901-1978). 
Oriental Art Gallery, New York. 
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Oriental Art Gallery, New York. 
 Curatorial Remark 1 in the object record.
 Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List after 1920 file, Collections Management Office.
 See note 2.
- Previous Owner(s)
Oriental Art Gallery
Hosomi Ryoichi 1901 - 1978
This fragment of a sacred Buddhist scripture (sutra) illustrates a dialogue in which the Buddha relates incidents of his life that led to his enlightenment.
This segment from a handscroll shows the Buddha's miraculous deliverance by a deity who bends a branch downward to rescue him from a turbulent river. In the next episode he is restored to health by drinking nectar from a thousand-petaled lotus.
The illustrations are set in imaginary landscapes that are intended to evoke the original settings of the stories in ancient India. The philosophical basis of this sutra is the Buddhist concept of karma, the system of causal relationships by which a person's good or evil actions affect future events. Illustrations of this sutra were first produced in Japan in the eighth century. This example dates from a revival of interest in the historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, during the Kamakura
- Published References
- Mayuyama Junkichi. Japanese Art in the West. Tokyo. pl. 131.
- Zaigai hiho (Japanese Paintings in Western Collections). 3 vols., Tokyo. p. 17.
- Zaigai Nihon no Shiho (Japanese Art : Selections from Western Collections). 10 vols., Tokyo, 1979 - 1980. pl. 52.
- Collection Area(s)
- Japanese Art
- Web Resources
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- Rights Statement
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