Okyoo (Prayer 108)
Monday, October 4, 2010 at 11:18AM
[chuck] in Art, Dharma, Lotus Sutra, Miya Ando

A lot of beautiful art was on display at the Sweetcake Ensō exhibit (see Sweetcake Ensō). The piece shown in the video, Okyoo (Prayer 108), is by the Japanese-Russian artist, Miya Ando. The entire scroll is 188 inches long.  

If you look closely, the Lotus Sutra has been etched into the graphite in the middle of the scroll (image below). [NOTE: Miya Ando, who frequently works with metal, is a descendant of the Bizen sword maker Ando Yoshiro Masakatsu, and was raised in a Buddhist temple among swordsmiths turned priests in Okayama, Japan].

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