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fervour and liberality of devotees, to whom impressions were presented in response to a suitable offering; but there is an engraved plank of willow wood still preserved at a temple in Shibamata which has a

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Fig. 2—Reduced facsimile of a Korean Woodcut in the Sam-Kang-héng-sil, 1481. (Author's Collection.)

reputation of a less assailable kind. It is attributed to the great priest Nichiren (1222–1282), the founder of an important sect of Buddhists, and is evidently the work of an amateur more skilled in the formation of