The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 23, 2018

Portrait of Hottō Enmyō Kokushi, 1286–1333

Hinoki cypress wood with lacquer, Overall: h. 91.4 cm (35 15/16 in.). Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 1970.67

Hotto Enmyo Kokushi, is a posthumous title bestowed upon the Zen Buddhist monk Shinchi Kakushin (1203–1298) by the emperor Go-Daigo. The title means “perfectly awakened national teacher of the Dharma lamp.” Considered a fine example of “Kamakura realism,” while downplaying detail in the body, the sculpture emphasizes fidelity in representing the visage of Kakushin.

Main Asian Rotation (Gallery 235); April 15, 2013 -

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