Words of Prayer


Words of Prayer

calligraphy / Kamakura

By Jien (1155–1225)

Kamakura period, 1224 (Jōō 3)

Ink on paper


Important Cultural Property

In this text, the monk Jien prayed to the Shinto god Kasuga Gongen for the revival of the imperial family. The imperial court had lost much of its political power to the samurai around the 12th century."

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