The Mandala of the Deer of Kasuga Shrine

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The Mandala of the Deer of Kasuga Shrine

Paintings / Muromachi

Muromachi period, 16th century

Color on silk

98.0x38.0

1幅

The Shinto god Takemikazuchi no Mikoto rode a deer from Kashima to Kasuga, where his arrival marked the beginning of the Kasuga Taisha shrine. In this image, Shinto gods are represented symbolically with the sun and a sakaki tree."

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