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National Treasure Gallery: Illustrated Biography of the Founders of the Kegon Sect: Chapter on Gangyo (Wonhyo), Vol. 2

"National Treasure Gallery: Illustrated Biography of the Founders of the Kegon Sect: Chapter on Gangyo (Wonhyo), Vol. 2"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 2  July 4, 2017 (Tue) - July 30, 2017 (Sun)

  
Illustrated Biography of the Founders of the Kegon Sect: Chapter on Gangyo (Wonhyo), Vol. 2 (detail), Kamakura period, 13th century (National Treasure, Lent by Kosanji, Kyoto)

This illustrated scroll recounts the achievements of Priest Wonhyo (Gangyo in Japanese; 617–685). Wonhyo was one of the two founders of the Kegon sect of Buddhism in the Korean kingdom of Silla. The scroll on exhibit is part of a set that includes scrolls about the other founder, Uisang (Gisho in Japanese; 625–702). The set is thought to have been created by a person associated with Myoe, a Japanese priest of the Kegon sect who revived Kosanji temple in Kyoto.

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_RECOMMEND National Treasure Illustrated Biography of the Founders of the Kegon Sect: Chapter on Gangyo (Wonhyo), Vol. 2 Kamakura period, 13th century Lent by Kosanji, Kyoto