Bulletin of Osaka Museum of History
Online ISSN : 2435-8622
Print ISSN : 1347-8443
The Imakumano Kamezuka Sutra Tablets and the Ink Rubbings Formerly owned by Yamane Tokutaro in the Osaka Museum of History Collection
Shungo KATO
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2020 Volume 18 Pages 027-054


Yamane Tokutaro (1889-1973) is a prominent historian who discovered and studied The Naniwanomiya Palace site. His personal effects are stored in the Osaka Museum of History. Among these were several sutra tablets and ink rubbings.These seems to have been collected by Yamane himself, and belonged to Imakumano Kamezuka sutra mound in Kyoto. The Imakumano Kamezuka sutra tablets were discovered by chance in 1926, but since then no serious investigation has been carried out, and the details remain unknown. In addition to the fragments reported at the time of discovery, it seems that many fragments were collected. Other organizations also store fragments that are reportedly found in Imakumano Kamezuka sutra mound. These ink rubbings collected by Yamane have been never known before. Therefore, it is important for revealing Imakumano Kamezuka sutra tablets which still does not fully understand. In recent, the author has determined that some of them are taken from the fragments held in the Tokyo National Museum Collection. As a result of further arrangement and examination of the ink rubbings made by Yamane, it was found that the number of fragments recorded was 28, and 21 tablets were restored. This is a quantity that is almost equal to the number of fragments of the ImaKumano Kamezuka Gakyo. The restored tablets ls will be used to restore the overall composition of the tablets.

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