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Scroll of the Miroku jôshô-kyô and the Hôkyôin darani originally enshrined in the statue of Miroku, Bodhisattva of the Future

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Until 1906, Temple of Kôfuku-ji, Nara, Japan. Okakura Kakuzo (b. 1862 - d. 1913), Boston; 1920, sold by the estate of Okakura Kakuzô to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 3, 1920)

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund

Miroku jôshô-kyô to Hôkyôin darani

Japanese, Kamakura period, dated 1189

  • Kaikei, Japanese, active 1189–1223
Catalogue Raisonné

Kajima Volume 1: Chapter 2, pg. 38: no. 33


Overall: 25.8 x 491.5 x 2.5 cm (10 3/16 x 193 1/2 x 1 in.) Other (text): 27.5 x 492.5 cm (10 13/16 x 193 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Handscroll; ink on paper