Kasuga Gongen Genki E

春日権現験記Kasuga gongen genki-e

Collection: Imperial House of Japan

Material: silk

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Kasuga Gongen Genki E (春日権現験記絵) is a set of painted handscrolls (emakimono) that was produced during the early 14th Century (Kamakura period) of Japan, by members of the Fujiwara clan. The work was created in order to honor the deities of Kasuga, with the stories revolving around the Kasuga shrine and Kōfukuji temple, located in Nara. The colourful silk work was made with silver and gold paints and consists of 20 scrolls with 93 sections of text and illustrations, which was completed in 1309. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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