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・銅経筒・Copper Sutra Case・

2015.04.13 (Mon)

銅経筒

  Dating from the year 1103, this copper sutra case was discovered in 1915 in the mountain forest near Shitori Shrine and was excavated along with a gilt copper statue of Kannon, a bronze mirror, a dagger, a lapis lazuli stone, and other relics. It was designated as a national treasure, and the sutra mound was designated as one of Japan’s historic landmarks. The kanji characters for Tōgō (東郷) are engraved on the copper sutra case, which is currently on display at the Tokyo National Museum along with the other excavated artifacts.

 1915(大正4)年、倭文(しとり)神社近くの山林から1103(康和5)年埋納の銅経筒が発見され、同時に金銅観音菩薩立像、銅鏡、短刀、るり玉など多数の遺物が出土しました。銅経筒は国宝に指定されており、経塚も国の史跡に指定されています。この銅経筒には「東郷」の文字が刻まれています。現在、この銅経筒は他の出土品とともに、東京国立博物館に展示されています。

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