1897 Japanese Pure Land Buddha Dante Hell Heaven Ojoyoshu Illustrated Woodblock

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An interesting Meiji woodblock-print of ‘Ojoyoshu,’ ‘The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land.’ This edo era woodblock-print edition of ‘Ojoyoshu’ was written by the medieval Buddhist monk Genshin (942 – 1017). Horton points out,

“Scholars of Heian Buddhism frequently comment that because of the influence of Genshin’s Ojoyoshu, Pure Land thought and practice spread rapidly to all levels of society in the eleventh century.”

 

Originally written in 985, this text is often considered the Buddhist version of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Its ruthless images of underworld realms showing the suffering and cruelty people might endure because of evil acts done while alive or from the judgement of the Ten Kings of Hell. These ideas of hell in ‘Ojoyoshu’ play a significant role in inspiring Japanese Buddhist paintings and other subsequent texts, particularly from the medieval period onward. This complete 3 volume of the ‘Ojoyoshu’ is the tale of the Pure Land and the Hell lands with illustrations of the paradise with buddhas and other deities and torture in Hell.

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1897 Japanese Pure Land Buddha Dante Hell Heaven Ojoyoshu Illustrated Woodblock

 

An interesting Meiji woodblock-print of ‘Ojoyoshu,’ ‘The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land.’ This edo era woodblock-print edition of ‘Ojoyoshu’ was written by the medieval Buddhist monk Genshin (942 – 1017). Horton points out,

“Scholars of Heian Buddhism frequently comment that because of the influence of Genshin’s Ojoyoshu, Pure Land thought and practice spread rapidly to all levels of society in the eleventh century.”

 

Originally written in 985, this text is often considered the Buddhist version of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. Its ruthless images of underworld realms showing the suffering and cruelty people might endure because of evil acts done while alive or from the judgement of the Ten Kings of Hell. These ideas of hell in ‘Ojoyoshu’ play a significant role in inspiring Japanese Buddhist paintings and other subsequent texts, particularly from the medieval period onward. This complete 3 volume of the ‘Ojoyoshu’ is the tale of the Pure Land and the Hell lands with illustrations of the paradise with buddhas and other deities and torture in Hell.

 

Item number: #12835

Price: $550

 

源信

GENSHIN

 

(The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land) oujyouyoshuu往生要集 Ōjōyōshū (おうじょうよしゅう)

 

Edo: Nishimura Gohokan, Yamada Bunkado, Meiji 30, [1897].

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 3 volumes
  • References:
    • Keio University, Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
    • Waseda University # Bunko 30 E0414;
    • Sarah Horton ‘The Influence of the Ojoyoshu in Late Tenth- and Early Eleventh-Century Japan’
    • Robert F. Rhodes ‘Ōjōyōshū, Nihon Ōjō Gokuraku-ki, and the Construction of Pure Land Discourse in Heian Japan’
  • Language: Japanese
  • Binding: Softcover; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 5in (18cm x 13cm)

 

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12835

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

源信 GENSHIN

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

Other

Binding

Softcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete