|KEY WORD : art history / sculptures|
|The simplest form of robe that a Buddhist priest wears when he is either resting or at work. The andae is one of the three robes *sanne 三衣, traditionally owned by every Buddhist priest. A large number of Buddhist statues, especially *nyorai 如来 images, are shown in this robe. Since it was usually made by sewing together five pieces of rectangular cloth, the robe came to be known as gojou-kesa 五条袈裟 (a five-strip robe).|
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