|BUTSUNICHIAN KOUMOTSU MOKUROKU 仏日庵公物目録|
|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
|Catalog of objects in Butsunichian, the 14c inventory of artistic and other properties of Butsunichian 仏日庵, a subtemple of Engakuji 円覚寺 in Kamakura, built by Houjou Tokimune 北条時宗 (1251-84) in 1282. According to a postscript, the catalog was begun in 1320 (Gen'ou 元応 2), then revised in 1363 (Jouchi 貞治 2) to account for the addition and deletion of objects. The document records Chinese *chinsou 頂相 (priest portraits), *kachouga 花鳥画 (flower-and-bird paintings), butsuga 仏画 (iconic Buddhist paintings), *zenki-zu 禅機図 (Zen theme paintings), and *ryuuko-zu 竜虎図 (paintings of tigers and dragons), all from the Song and Yuan Dynasties, as well as *bokuseki 墨跡 (priests' calligraphy), houe 法衣 (vestments), and ceramics. A key document for study of *karamono 唐物 (Chinese objects introduced to Japan) from the 13c, it also records how various warrior lords, daimyou 大名, and Ashikaga 足利 shoguns purchased art works from the Butsunichian collection. The original document is still kept at Engakuji.|
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