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Kasuga Kaishi  Search this
Color and gold on silk
H x W (image): 109.6 x 55.4 cm (43 1/8 x 21 13/16 in)
Heian period
To 1904
Yamanaka & Company, to 1904 [1]
From 1904 to 1919
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919), purchased from Yamanaka & Company in 1904 [2]
From 1920
Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Charles Lang Freer in 1920 [3]
[1] Undated folder sheet note. Also see Original Kakemono List, pg. 90, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. The majority of Charles Lang Freer’s purchases from Yamanaka & Company were made at its New York branch. Yamanaka & Company maintained branch offices, at various times, in Boston, Chicago, London, Peking, Shanghai, Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. During the summer, the company also maintained seasonal locations in Newport, Bar Harbor, and Atlantic City.
[2] See note 1.
[3] The original deed of Charles Lang Freer's gift was signed in 1906. The collection was received in 1920 upon the completion of the Freer Gallery.
Freer Gallery of Art Collection
Exhibition History:
Words of Wisdom: Buddhist Calligraphy from Japan (April 1, 2023 to February 25, 2024)
Moonlight and Clouds: Silver and Gold in the Arts of Japan (November 11, 2008 to November 11, 2009)
Religious Art of Japan (December 18, 2002 to January 4, 2015)
Telling Tales in Japanese Art (November 23, 1996 to August 14, 1997)
Japanese Art (January 1, 1963 to July 1, 1966)
Centennial Exhibition, Galleries 1 and 2 (February 25, 1956 to January 1, 1963)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Paintings (October 25, 1955 to November 23, 1955)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Art (October 3, 1947 to February 25, 1956)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Hanging Scrolls, Ceramics, and Sculpture (October 2, 1947 to January 23, 1951)
Untitled Exhibition, Japanese Ceramics and Painting (May 2, 1946 to October 2, 1947)
Japanese Paintings Buddhist Etc. (January 5, 1928 to December 8, 1941)
Japanese Paintings and Sculpture (May 2, 1923 to January 5, 1928)
Previous custodian or owner:
Yamanaka and Co. 山中商会 (1917-1965) (C.L. Freer source)
Charles Lang Freer (1854-1919)
Buddhism  Search this
Heian period (794 - 1185)  Search this
Amitabha Buddha  Search this
Japan  Search this
apsara  Search this
Pure Land Buddhism  Search this
kakemono  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Pure Land  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
Restrictions & Rights:
On View:
Freer Gallery 07: Words of Wisdom: Buddhist Calligraphy from Japan
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery