・銅経筒・Copper Sutra Case・

2015.04.13 (Mon)


  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.



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