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The Kasuga-ban editions

These books printed by the Kōfukuji temple are called the Kasuga editions. Watch Prof. Sumiyoshi explain more.

Books printed by the Kōfukuji temple are called Kasuga editions. When did they begin and what sort of role did they play in Japanese society during the Heian (794-1185) and Kamakura period (1185 – 1333)? Let’s find out.

Published works and materials introduced in the video:

  1. the Discourse on the Perfection of Consciousness-only (J. Jōyuishikiron)
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  2. Cheng Weishi Lun shu ji (J. Jōyuishikiron jutsuki), (Explanatory Notes of the Cheng Weishi Lun) by Kuiji (632-682), Kasuga ddition, Heian period
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  3. Dai-hannya haramitta-kyō (Sanskrit: Mahāprajñāpāramitā Sūtra, Large Perfection of Wisdom Sutra)
  4. Hokke gisyo, (Annotated Commentary on the Lotus Sutra)
  5. Jūshichijō kempō, Constitution in 17 Articles
  6. Kegonkyō, (S. Avataṃsaka Sūtra, Flower Garland Sutra)
  7. Sanron gengi, (Ch. Sanlun xuanyi, Profound Meaning of the Three Treatises)
  8. the Perfection of Consciousness-only (Ch. Cheng Weishi Lun; J. Jōyuishikiron), Kasuga edition, Woodblock, Kamakura period
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  9. Hyōmu Hyoshikishō, Tōshoji edition, 1292 (Shōō 5)
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  10. Woodblock of Hyōmu Hyoshikishō, Tōshoji edition, 1292 (Shōō 5)
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  11. Large Perfection of Wisdom Sutra (J. Daihan’nyakyō), printing

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