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Shiko Munakata

“Kegompu” (Record of the Avatamsaka Sutra)




(Paper) Length30×Width61cm

Inspired greatly by Japanese Shinto and Buddhism, as well as Christianity, Munakata turned to religious subjects for the first time with this work. In addition to the world of the Avatamsaka Sutra featuring Vairocana, the principle image of the Avatamsaka Sutra and who was born out of the sun god, other deities and Buddha in the work include Acala, and the gods of wind and thunder. Munakata here cultivates a unique world.