Collection InSight: The Dharani Scroll

Collection InSight: The Dharani Scroll

The Dharani Scroll The Dharani Scroll


2019-05-16 18:00:00
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. May 16
Registration: $8. Free for TPM members

Location Info:

The Printing Museum
1324 W. Clay
Houston, TX  77019
Explore the world of East Asian printing with a close study of Dharani Scroll. Commissioned in 764, by Empress Sh?toku, one million small wooden pagodas were crafted and contained a small woodblock-printed paper scroll (typically 6 x 45 cm) printed with a Buddhist text, the Vimalasuddhaprabhasa mahadharani sutra, and distributed to temples around the country as thanksgiving for the suppression of the Emi Rebellion. These are the earliest examples of woodblock printing known, or documented, from Japan and possibly the oldest verifiable printed matter. [Organizer's description]

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