Book/Printed Material One Million Small Wooden Pagodas and Dharani Prayers. Hyakumanto Darani

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Title

  • One Million Small Wooden Pagodas and Dharani Prayers.

Other Title

  • Hyakumanto Darani

Summary

  • Hyakumanto Darani (The one million pagodas and Dharani prayers) is the oldest traceable publication in the world whose production date is clearly identified. In 764, the Empress Shōtoku (718-770) ordered the donation of Hyakumanto Darani, each containing a small scroll printed with four Buddhist Dharani sutras, to ten major temples. The National Diet Library holds several of the scrolls that were donated to the Hōryūji Temple in Nara prefecture in western Japan. These three-tiered pagodas were painted with white clay. It is unclear whether the printing blocks were of wood or metal.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 0770.

Subject Headings

  • -  Japan
  • -  700 to 799
  • -  Prayers

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 3 pages; 5.7 x 46.5 centimeters; 5.5 x 39.7 centimeters; 5.5 x 55 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: National Diet Library.
  • -  Content in Chinese.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021667586

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

One Million Small Wooden Pagodas and Dharani Prayers. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 0770] Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667586/.

APA citation style:

(0770) One Million Small Wooden Pagodas and Dharani Prayers. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021667586/.

MLA citation style:

One Million Small Wooden Pagodas and Dharani Prayers. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified, 0770] Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021667586/>.