Tsukimine-dera (Geppoji) konryu shugyo engi (History of the Founding of the Geppoji Temple)

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Artist: Tosa Mitsunobu (1434-1525)
Historical period(s)
Muromachi period, 1495
Ink, color, and gold on paper
H x W (overall): 34.6 x 1110.5 cm (13 5/8 x 437 3/16 in)
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view


Japan, Muromachi period (1333 - 1573), temple
Provenance research underway.
Published References
  • Takagishi Akira. "中世やまと絵史論." Reflections on Medieval Yamato-e. Tokyo, Japan, 2020. pgs 207-208, figs 73-74.
  • Tsuyoshi Kawasaki. The Pictorial Representation of the Pilgrimage to Kumano: The Culture of Shugendo in Muromachi Period. Japan. .
  • Takagishi Akira. Settsu Amagasaki Daikakuji Shiryo [Daikakuji Temple at Amagasaki]. .
  • Takagishi Akira. Muromachi emaki no maryoku [Renaissance of the Painting Scrolls in Muromachi Japan]: suisei to sozo no chusei. Tokyo. pp. 3-4.
  • Takagishi Akira. Two Picture Scrolls Telling the Origin of the Tsukiminedera Temple and the Daikakuji Temple. vol. 33, no. 1, September 2003. pp. 38-40.
  • Masterpieces of Chinese and Japanese Art: Freer Gallery of Art handbook. Washington, 1976. p. 106.
  • Crossing the Sea: Essays on East Asian Art in Honor of Professor Yoshiaki Shimizu. Princeton. p. 124, fig. 18.
  • Melissa McCormick. Tosa Mitsunobu and the Small Scroll in Medieval Japan. Seattle and London. pp. 198-199, figs. 118-119.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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