Portion of a Japanese Monastic Code of Conduct


published on 19 December 2017

This is a selection from the "Gogatsu tsuitachi kyo" compilation, vol. 39, and it details the rules and regulations for monks in ancient Japan. It dates from 740 CE, which corresponds to the Nara period in Japanese history. It was made from ink on paper. (Tokyo National Museum)

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