1862 Japanese Shaka Hasso Demon Samurai Battle Color Illustrated Woodblock Print

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A rare, 19th-century Japanese woodblock print of ‘Shaka Hassou Yamato Bunko.” “Shaka Hassou Yamato Bunko” is a biography of Buddha written by Mantei Oga and illustrated by Ichiyousai Toyokuni. Buddhism originated in Northern India, or present-day Nepal where the historical Buddha (Prince Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha), was born and lived. When Buddhism arrived in Japan, Siddhartha became known in Japan as Shaka or Shakamuni. Stories of Shaka’s life were commonly told through selecting eight events to represent his life. This ‘Shaka Hassou,’ was aimed at the general populace, using the “eight phases” as a device to teach the important points of Shaka’s life as well as a means of entertainment.

 

This rare 1862 edition is written in the typical handwritten column format with illustrations of animals, battles, samurai, courtesans, weapons, demons, and more!

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1862 Japanese Shaka Hasso Demon Samurai Battle Color Illustrated Woodblock Print

 

A rare, 19th-century Japanese woodblock print of ‘Shaka Hassou Yamato Bunko.” “Shaka Hassou Yamato Bunko” is a biography of Buddha written by Mantei Oga and illustrated by Ichiyousai Toyokuni. Buddhism originated in Northern India, or present-day Nepal where the historical Buddha (Prince Siddhartha, Gautama Buddha), was born and lived. When Buddhism arrived in Japan, Siddhartha became known in Japan as Shaka or Shakamuni. Stories of Shaka’s life were commonly told through selecting eight events to represent his life. This ‘Shaka Hassou,’ was aimed at the general populace, using the “eight phases” as a device to teach the important points of Shaka’s life as well as a means of entertainment.

 

This rare 1862 edition is written in the typical handwritten column format with illustrations of animals, battles, samurai, courtesans, weapons, demons, and more!

 

Item number: #16819

Price: $499

 

Mantei Oga

 

(Story of the Eight Phases of Shaka) (Shaka Hassou Yamato Bunko) 釋迦八相倭文庫(みよのひかり)

 

[Edo]: Bunkyu 2 [1862]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
  • References:
    • Iwanami, Kokusho So Mokuroku 221625;
    • Waseda University # 13 03785 1-93
    • Keio University, Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight and secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.75in (18cm x 12cm)

 

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Categories

Literature

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Religion

Authors

Mantei Oga

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete