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Edo Period Pilgrim’s Visiting Album

An adherent of the Pure Land School of Buddhism compiled the content of these albums—slips of paper brushed with the name of the Buddha Amida (Sanskrit: Amitābha)—on temple visits. The signed and sealed slips indicate that most of the calligraphers were abbots of Pure Land temples in the greater Edo (Tokyo) area.

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Type: illustration
Date: 1700s
Location: Japan
Continent: Asia
Keywords: pilgrim, travel, temple, buddhist