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Nogaku zue
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Nogaku zue

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description When a piece of cloth is removed from a frame construction on stage, the tree spirit is revealed. It addresses a wandering Buddhist priest: The willow tree . . . has encountered The holy Law, the teaching Of Amida, who guides Even the crooked Straight to Paradise. The spirit hopes that the priest, by reciting the name of the Buddha Amida, will help it attain rebirth in Amida's Western Paradise.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr. [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1989, by gift.
Inscriptions [Signature] Kogyo
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Snell, Jr., 1989

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1899 (Meiji)
pigments on mulberry paper
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H: 9 3/4 x W: 14 5/8 in. (24.77 x 37.15 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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