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Synopsis: The Lotus Sutra, one of the principal scriptures of Mahayana Buddhism, is at once a great work of literature and a profound religious classic, containing the core and culmination of the historical BuddhaÆs ageless teaching of compassion and the way to achieve liberation from suffering. For more than fourteen hundred years, since its introduction into Japan early in the sixth century, the Lotus Sutra has been a rich source of subjects and themes for the countryÆs artists. Generations of priests, nuns and lay believers confident in the sutraÆs promise of spiritual reward for those who revere it and pay it homage have made opulent transcriptions of it, fashioned lavishly ornamented vessels for its preservation, and commissioned votive art depicting its narratives and religious teachings.
As Art of the Lotus Sutra eloquently reveals, the range of artistic expression inspired by the Lotus Sutra is astonishing: miniature altars, bronzes, lacquerware, vibrant mandalas, wall paintings, hanging scrolls, narrative picture scrolls, and sculptures, as well as embroidered, handwritten and printed copies of the sutra itself. Much has been written in Japanese about the Lotus Sutra and the magnificent artworks related to it, but not until Bunsaku Kurata and Yoshiro Tamura compiled the present book was it possible to bring this material together in a single volume in English.
About the Author:
Bunsaku Kurata(1918-1983), one of Japan's foremost art historians, was director general of the Nara National Museum.
Yishiro Tamura is a professor of Buddhism at Tokyo's Rissho University.
Title: Art of the Lotus Sutra: Japanese ...
Publisher: Kosei Publishing Company
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Kosei Publishing Company 1989-12-15, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 1st English ed. 4333010969. Bookseller Inventory # 660723
Book Description K sei, Tokyo, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st ed. in English. colored plates, 174p. Pictorial dj. 36cm. This translation by Edna B. Crawford was abridged from the Japanese edition which was titled "Hokeky no Bijutsu.". Bookseller Inventory # 82822
Book Description Kosei Publishing Company, 1989. Book Condition: very good. Gently used. Expect delivery in 20 days. Bookseller Inventory # 9784333010967-3
Book Description Kosei Publishing Company , Tokyo, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Book fine, Dust jacket fine. 1st. Bound in the publisher's original cloth with the spine stamped in gilt. Bookseller Inventory # 9005624
Book Description Kosei Publishing Co, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Hardcover with Jacket. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX4333010969
Book Description Kosei, Tokyo, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Quatro. This is a superb offering: a top-notch look at the Japanese Masterpieces re. the Art of the Lotus Sutra, all in a magnificent cloth-covered production and in a gorgeous pictorial dustjacket. Except for a tiny rubber-stamp of a previous owner's name on front endpaper, this would be a MINT / PRISTINE condition book. And that former owner's name doesn't damage this book one bit. But the price has been reduced because of it. It was $150, and is now marked-down. Bookseller Inventory # 102290
Book Description Kosei Publishing Company, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Bookseller Inventory # 4333010969D
Book Description Kosei Publishing Company, 1989. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P114333010969