35 pp. introductory text, by Kisaku Tanaka, on Buddhist sculptures housed in the Byodoin Hoodo (Phoenix Hall) of the Byodoin Temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, chart giving measurements and documentation of the sculptures, numerous text illustrations (many showing details), material on later restorations, and 53 excellent photographic plates showing the works. Cover of text booklet a bit stained. Sm. folio. Orig. cloth portfolio, slightly rubbed. Tokyo (Bijutsu Konwakai/ Otsuka Kogeisha) 1936.
The Byodoin Temple was built during the 11th century; this publication focuses on the fine collection of Buddhist wood carvings, many dating from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The obverse of the Japanese 10-yen coin has a relief depiction of the Byodoin Temple. Book ID: 44249