Nara: Nara National Museum, 2012. 8.2 x 11.6", 1.5kg，286pp., color plates, texts in Japanese with English forward and captions, paper cover. Item #45315
Gedatsu Shonin Jokei (1155-1213) was a Buddhist monk active in the early years of the Kamakura period. He strove to revive the percepts observed by Buddhist monks various historic temples. He is also known for having made a major contribution by putting the doctrines of the Hosso School of Buddhism on a firm footing.
Jokei should be understood as an eminent monk to whom the Buddhism of the Southern Capital of Nara woes a great debt, but unfortunately his achievements have generally gone unrecognized.
This exhibition catalogue introduces not only the life of Jokei, but also the practices of this faith, with six sections including Jokei and the Hosso School of Buddhism at Kofuku-ji Temple, Kasagi-dera Temple and Jokei’s Faith, Jokei and the Revival of Southern Capital of Nara, Jokei and Kasuga, Jokei at Kaijusen-ji Temple and Kannon Faith, and Yearning after Jokei.
145 works including paintings, calligraphies and sculptures are beautifully illustrated with detailed descriptions in Japanese and English captions.
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