Title: Ojoyoshu, 1941
A mid 20th 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 contents of this work are broken into the following realms: Hell, Hungry Ghosts/Violent Spirits, and Paradise.
This Showa era edition reprints the popular woodblock designs from the 1883 edition. There are dozens of woodblock illustrations, with vivid illustrations of torture and suffering in Hell, along with various scenes in the realms of Hungry Ghosts and Paradise.
One volume in octavo, 100 leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with light creasing and staining to the binding. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.