Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-A

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-B

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who…

Jizo Bodhisattva

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1350, hanging scroll, AK-MAK-162

The Buddha Amida

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, AK-MAK-294

Osaka album

Utagawa Hirosada, 1847 - 1849, RP-P-2007-729

Tea caddy with a brown glaze

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1650 - c. 1699, AK-MAK-762

Candlestick with a conical bulb…

anonymous, c. 1775 - c. 1799, candlestick, AK-NM-6656-A


Kamisaka Sekka, 1903, book, RP-P-2005-571

Schetsen van Hokusai - deel 7

Katsushika Hokusai, 1819 - 1821, book, RP-P-2004-509

Netsuke in the form of a rabbit

Ranichi, c. 1790 - c. 1800, AK-MAK-995