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Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Celebrating the Legacy of Yinyuan Longqi (Ingen Ryuki) and the Art of Ōbaku

Udonge

Udonge (flower of the cluster fig, or udumbara in Sanskrit), 1741
Yinyuan Longqi 隱元隆琦 (Jp. Ingen Ryūki, 1592-1673), calligrapher
Inscribed and dated with the name of the donor, a Buddhist nun
Japan, Edo Period (1615-1868)
Temple signboard, lacquer and gold on wood
59 x 118 cm
The Manyo’an Collection of Japanese Art, the Gitter-Yelin Foundation, 1974.2

 

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