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Welcoming Descent of the Bodhisattva Jizō


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The inscriptions added to this painting help link it to worship of Jizō at Kasuga Shrine, a major religious site in the ancient capital of Nara. Jizō is held as the original form of one of the Shinto deities worshipped at Kasuga, a patron deity of one of early Japan’s most powerful families, the Fujiwara.

Welcoming Descent of the Bodhisattva Jizō, Hanging scroll; ink, color, and cut gold on silk, Japan

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