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A Zushi containing a Nichiren figure; Taisho 1926

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A Zushi containing a Nichiren figure; Taisho 1926
An black lacquered altar-box (zushi) containing the image of Nichiren (12221282), the founder of the Nichiren School of Japanese Buddhism. The patriarch is here depicted reading from the Lotus Sutra (Hokkekyo). Dated Taisho, 1926. H 16 cm, W 12 cm (box). Condition: Fair w. some wear to lacquer box. The closure has been partly replaced. Inner inscriptions only partly legible.


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