temple banner (ritual & belief: ritual apparatus)

Polychrome painted temple banner depicting the 'Western Paradise', backed onto oblong of cream silk with gold floral pattern, which in turn is backed onto cream and brown striped silk with gold floral patterns. The suspension bars appear to be gold- coloured metal-clad bamboo. The central picture is full of detail with Buddhist scenes and is surrounded by small scenes in squares. Many inscriptions are included in frames surrounding these outer scenes. The painting belonged to Hojuzan Ginzanji (name of a temple in Osaka City, Ikutama). The date is the August of Houei 3, i.e. 1706. The painter's name is Tenma Tetsusei. There are more inscriptions saying who ordered it to be made, Soshin and all his relatives. It may have been made in honour of him to hang in the temple. Has small green label (not HM label) with initials ERH and no. 117/1.

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