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Lotus Sutra

This lavishly decorated manuscript of the eighth
chapter of the 'Lotus Sutra', written in gold on indigo-dyed paper,
originally formed part of a set commissioned by the Japanese
Emperor, Go-Mizunoo (1596-1680) to commemorate the twentieth
anniversary of the death of his grandfather-in-law, the Shogun
Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616). On completion in 1636, the set of
twenty-eight manuscripts was presen…