Transcription of Buddhist Sutra on Fan in Heian Period - Viewing Red Maples, c. 1960-1970
Ink and colors on paper
10 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (27 x 53 cm)
National Treasure; this is a transcription of Buddhist Sutra on Fan-Shaped sheet. The Buddhists believed the end of the world was coming at the end of the Heian period (794-1185 A.D.)
While the piece was originally created in 900 A.D., this woodblock version was most likely created in the 1960s - 1970s.
The print is stored in the original decorative folder. The work was printed using ten to twenty color blocks.
See also: 2014.1.47, 2014.1.54, and 2018.1.10
ink and colors, as well as gold and silver-colored metallic pigments on paper
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