memorial; carving (ritual & belief: representations)

Memorial stone, ita-hi, depicting seated Nyoirin Kannon Cintamanicakra, a form of Avalokiteshvara. The inscription has two dates, and two women's holy names. The left date is older than the right one. Perhaps the person indicated on the right ordered the figure to be made for the one on the left. The left name is 'Myoukaku-shinnyo', and the date is Kanbun 6, October (ie 1666). The right name is 'Shouyo-Teiju-shinnyo', and the date Kanbun 11, February 3rd (ie 1671). The inscription also indicates that they are made for the Hokke religious school.

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