Shōtoku Taishi at Sixteen

Hanging scroll; ink and color on silk | 121.9 x 57.5cm | early 1300s

Unknown Artist

Shotoku Taishi (about 574-622), prince regent, was attributed with numerous acts of faith in his lifetime, actions often related to the transmission of Buddhism to Japan. The many tales of Prince Shotoku's religiosity make it difficult to confirm the...
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