TITLE

Behind the Sensationalism: Images of a Decaying Corpse in Japanese Buddhist Art

AUTHOR(S)
Kanda, Fusae
PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
Art Bulletin;Mar2005, Vol. 87 Issue 1, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explores the unrecognized features of kus‾zu, the Japanese art that offers a graphic depiction of a corpse in the process of decay and decomposition. Discussion of the doctrinal sources treating the decaying corpse as a subject for devotional practice; Painting of the nine stages of a decaying corpse in the Nakamura private collection; Features of the Sh‾ju Raig‾ji version of the nine stages.
ACCESSION #
16386605

 

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