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