Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad


Embroidery: 109.1 x 37.2 cm (42 15/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Mounted: 173.1 x 49.4 cm (68 1/8 x 19 7/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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The Contemplation Sutra is a sacred Buddhist text often used in Pure Land Buddhism.


The Buddha Amida arrives here to welcome a person to his Pure Land at the moment of death. A monk, a woman, and a child sit with their hands in prayer, and a beam of light emanating from Amida extends toward them. The inscription at the top indicates that the compassion of Amida Buddha always flows impartially to all those who recite his name, a quote from the Contemplation Sutra.
Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad

Embroidered Welcoming Descent of Amida Triad


Japan, Muromachi period (1392–1573)

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