Map of the estate of Tōdai-ji temple in Takakushi village in Echizen Province

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Map of the estate of Tōdai-ji temple in Takakushi village in Echizen Province

History / Nara

Nara period, 8th century/Tenpyōhōji 3, 759

Hanging scroll, ink on paper

H 56.8, W 113.4

1幅

Formerly kept in Shōsō-in repository, Nara

重要文化財

This Map is a draft. The northern direction is at the top of the map, and the borders of the estate are displayed by grid lines in ink. Water, mountains, and trees are painted in reddish purple and black ink. A big fish is symbolically depicted within the water. These maps are noteworthy landscape paintings of the Nara period. A canal is depicted in reddish purple. The inscription by the administrator of the province of Echizen and the estate inspector from Tōdai-ji temple are at the left part of the map.

Masterpieces of Nara National Museum. Nara National Museum, 1993, p.86, no.65.

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