Portrait of Hottō Enmyō Kokushi


c. 1295–1315
Location: 235B Japanese
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Two famous sculptural portraits of this monk, one at the temple Ankokuji in Hiroshima, and another at the temple Kōkokuji in Wakayama, are dated to 1275 and 1286, respectively.


Hottō Enmyō 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.
Portrait of Hottō Enmyō Kokushi

Portrait of Hottō Enmyō Kokushi

c. 1295–1315

Japan, Kamakura period (1185–1333)


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