A biography of The Buddha by Mantei Oga, illustrated by Utagawa Kunisada. 1862

$750.00

Incredibly rare 160 year old illustrated biography of the Buddha in Japanese

The book uses the “eight phases” of Buddhas life to teach important points and entertain the general populace about Shakas life, who is known in Japan as Shakamuni. Kunisadas illustrations are highly praised for their expressive style and attention to detail.

The book is considered a masterpiece of Japanese kusazoshi, a type of Japanese illustrated book from the Edo era, literature and reflects the popularity of Buddhism during the Edo period.

Softcover. Good condition, some wear to the corners, and minor staining.

A biography of The Buddha by Mantei Oga, illustrated by Utagawa Kunisada. 1862

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