Tablet with Sutra Inscriptions
Found at Komachizuka Sutra Mound, Mie, Heian period, 1174 (Important Cultural Property)
Heiseikan Japanese Archaeology Gallery
September 21, 2022 (Wed) - March 12, 2023 (Sun)
Sutra mounds contain not only paper sutras, but also those inscribed onto clay, stone, or bronze tablets. These sutras have advantages over paper ones: they are less likely to decompose in the ground, and can be inscribed with text on all sides.
|Highlight||Important Cultural Property||Tablet with Sutra Text||Found at Komachizuka Sutra Mound, Mie||Heian period, 1174||J-36661|
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