Yakushi Buddha Riding a Crab, from Ôtera (Ôterasan Gankô-ji, also called Kani Ôtera)
Artist Unknown, Japanese
25.7 x 13.5 cm (10 1/8 x 5 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print; ink on paper
Not On View
From a portfolio of sixty-five assorted Buddhist and Shinto prints, RES.60.17.1 to .65.
According to the origin story of the temple, a small image of Yakushi Buddha miraculously appeared, carried by crabs.
Gift of Robert T. Paine, Jr.