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Ojoyoshu, 1898

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Title: Ojoyoshu, 1898
Author: Genshin
Condition: Very Good

A Meiji period and late 19th century edition of the Ojoyoshu, or, The Essentials of Rebirth in the Pure Land, a Buddhist trilogy of texts written by the Japanese monk Genshin, who lived during the tail end of the Heian era. It was considered his most well received work, for the extremely brutal detailing of Hell and the afterlife, and was published several times throughout the centuries, including this Edo era edition.

The three volumes are broken into the following realms: Hell, Hungry Ghosts/Violent Spirits, and Paradise.

There are 16, 9, and 11 pages of woodblock print illustrations, with vivid illustrations of torture and suffering in Hell, along with various scenes in the realms of Hungry Ghosts and Paradise.

Three volumes in octavo, 31, 24, 30 leaves

On note of condition, these volumes are in very good shape, with rubbing and wear to the binding. Two pages of woodblock illustrations in the Hell book are faded, though still visible. There is very little foxing or staining throughout.