MS 7323 True view of the Rakanji temple in the Province of Buzen

Collection ID:
circa 1800
Multiple languages
Physical Description:
1 Sheet
38.5 x 102.5 cm

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Map shows topographical features and various temple structures and monastaries, including the Buddha figures carved on mountain cliffs. There is also a handwritten poem in Chinese ideographs, perhaps by a Buddhist devotee, signed Issen dōnin and dated Hōreki kino-to-u (the year of the hare during the Hōreki period [1757-1763]).

Local Numbers
Local Numbers
NAA MS 7323
NAA INV 10000050

Former Title or Title Variations
Former Title or Title Variations
Buze [no] kuni Rakanji no shinkei

Local Note
Local Note
Data and translations furnished by Chang-su Houchins, of the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology. She consulted E. Papinot, Historical and Geographical Dictionary of Japan, 1948; William H. Edmund, Pointers and Clues to the subjects of Chinese and Japanese art, 1934; and Nihon Kokugo Daijiten (Encyclopaedia of the Japanese Language), 1978.
Local Note
Color woodblock print

Using the Collection
Manuscript 7323, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Custodial History
Custodial History
The material was collected in Japan during the 1930s and donated to the Smithsonian by Mrs. Lispernard S. Crocker in 1961. Earlier it was shown at the an exhibit entitled "Around the World" held at the Historic Warner House, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, July 31-August 5, 1939. Sent to the archives by Chang-su Houchins, April 1986.

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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
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