Book title: Kannonkyou-wakun-zue (27 items)

About the kannonkyou-wakun-zue

The kannonkyou-wakun-zue is a book for explaining in Japanese the sutra of the "Sutra of Avalokitesvara" which is one of the Buddhistic Buddhist scriptures, and is also called "普門品(Fumonbon)." Probably it is the Sutra-of-Avalokitesvara Kazukuni picture collection of the 嘉永(Kaei) two-year (1849) version which I possess.

It seems that there is also a thing of an age older than this according to the national literature catalog. An author is the Yamada kakasi(山田 案山子), he is also known as Yamada isai(山田 意斎). Pictures are the Matuyama banzan(松山 半山) and Kisi rei(岸 礼).

Consisting of three under Uenaka, order is explained for the Sutra of Avalokitesvara later on. It is not only translating into Japanese, and the anecdote of Japan or China is referred to and is explained. The contents are very variegated and a Genji-and-the-Heike battle and customs of Japan, a circumferential Chinese historical fact, Water Margin, etc. have quoted them. Although present-day we read, they are very interesting contents.

It is what praise the power of Kannon, but a story that has drawn is a very human story. The world of the instant which divides love and hate, and review and life and death, or a postmortem. People encounter various scenes. Only always neither helping in man's power in a serious situation. Considering their feelings, big width appears in a tale only by it.