- Emperor Shirakawa
- Five Lines Sutra by Emperor Shirakawa
- With mounting
- ink, gold paint, gold leaf on paper
- Fujiwara Periods (late 11th century)
- Had been the Fujii Eikan Bunko collection.
Seal "Eikan Bunko" on the box and on the title.
The Fujii Eikan Bunko:
The collection of Fujii Takaaki(1913~1983), which had about 420 pieces of documents of old writings, religion and paintings.
In 1984, his family established a foundation to protect these documents, but the foundation was dispersed in 2005.
Emperor Shirakawa: July 7, 1053 – July 24, 1129, was the 72nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
He was the first emperor to ostensibly retire to a monastery, but in fact continue to exert considerable influence over his successor.This process would become known as cloistered rule.
In 1096, on the occasion of his daughter's death, Shirakawa entered a monastery under the name of Yukan; and thus, he became a hō-ō, which is the title accorded to a former emperor who has become a monk.