Subject:Re: Japanese calligraphy
Posted By: I.Nagy Thu, Jul 16, 2020
These are two separate fragmentary interpretations to the same Buddhist sutra written in Sino - Japanese. Both of them are later copies.
Script on LHS slip,
南北朝時代 - Nanboku-chō period
延元二年写大般若経 - *2nd Year of Engen era copied version Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra
伏屋飛*騨守忠興筆 - Copied by *Fushiya Hida-no-Kami Tadaoki
*This 騨 character is written mistaken as 弾 on the slip.
* Courtesy title (Lower 5th rank) of a certain military governor named Tadaoki
Script on the RHS slip,
嘉禄版大般若経 - *Karoku era version Mahaprajnaparamita Sutra
弘安八年 - *8th Year of Kōan era
橘乙女ノ墨書名アリ - Name of *Tachibana Otome written with black ink
(Not on this page)
* This era spanned the years from 1225 to 1227
* Tachibana Otome (Maiden Tachibana)
- Was the name of the client who got copied the original version -
According to available explanations on the net the
Karoku version is composed of 200 similar pages.