Dharmapala Thangka CentreSchool of Thangka Painting


9.10 Kongokai Mandara / Diamond-realm Mandala

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The Kongokai Mandara ["Diamond-realm Mandala."] belongs together with the Taizokai Mandara [Womb-realm Mandala] to the two of the most significant mandalas in Japanese Buddhism. Both are displayed at Toji, a Shingon sect temple founded in 796 in Kyoto, as well as in other Shingon temples throughout Japan. Original painting: Japan, Kamakura period, 13th - 14th century

The Kongokai Mandara is the oldest color mandala still in existence in Japan. It is believed to have been a copy made in China and brought to Japan in 859 AD by the Tendai priests, which are depicted in the lower part of the painting.


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Measurements: 25.6 x 60.6 " | 65 x 154 cm
Price: on request
Shipment: Parcel Service from Germany or Nepal
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Material: Natural Stone Colors