The Burke Collection
Kumano engi emaki (熊野縁起絵巻)
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Catalogue information

Momoyama period, early 17th century

Three handscrolls; ink and color on paper

Scroll I: 24 x 1020.2 cm (9 1/2 in. x 33 ft. 5 5/8 in.)
Scroll II: 24 x 615.5 cm (9 1/2 in. x 20 ft. 2 3/8 in.)
Scroll III (detail, above) 24 x 421 cm (9 1/2 in. x 13 ft. 9 3/4 in.)

Donated to The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York by the Mary and Jackson Burke Foundation in 2015


Ruch 1979, nos. 6–8
Ruch, Barbara
[Editor]. Kaigai shozō Nara ehon (Nara Ehon from outstanding foreign collections). Tokyo: Kōdansha, 1979.

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Zaigai Nara Ehon 1981, no. 25
Zaigai Nara Ehon
Barbara Ruch, editor. Zaigai Nara Ehon /Nara Ehon Abroad: Illustrated Literature from Medieval and Early Modern Japan. Proceedings, International Research Conference on Nara Ehon, London, Dublin, and New York, 1978; Tokyo and Kyoto, 1979. Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.

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Miya Tsugio et al. 1995, pp. 111–13
Miya Tsugio, Shinbo Tōru, and Yoshida Yūji [Miya Tsugio et al.]
[Editors]. Kadokawa emakimono sōran (Kadokawa comprehensive survey of illustrated handscrolls). Tokyo: Kadokawa Shoten.

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Proser 2010, no. 68.
Proser, Adriana G.
[Editor]. Pilgrimage and Buddhist Art. Exh. cat. New York: Asia Society; New Haven: Yale University Press.

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Additional details


Minabe; Tanabe; Ichinose; Jūjō no Taki; Jūjō no Taki no sue; Takahara; Yu no Mine; Busshin mon; Hongū; Shingū; Nachisan