The kasuga gongen genki the miracles of the kasuga deity mingles text and painting on silk to tell the tale of miraculous events at the kasuga shrine in nara a site favored by the dominant fujiwara clan for centuries the works values are aristocratic but the text sheds light on the syncretic nature of the eras religious practices . This book consists of an annotated translation of the text of the kasuga gongen genki e illustrated chronicle of the miracles of the kasuga deity hereinafter the genki accompanied by notes that provide historical and religious contextthe painted illustrations have been studied by art historians but royall tyler is the first to make a detailed translation and study . Royall tyler the miracles of the kasuga deity records of civilization sources and studies number 98 new york columbia university press 1990 xv 314 pp line drawings including 3 maps bibliography. The miracles of the kasuga deity royall tyler takakane takashina home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for records of civilization sources and studies no 98 responsibility royall tyler reviews user contributed reviews tags add tags for the miracles of the kasuga . Near the ancient capital of nara in central japan stands the kasuga shrine of the old court nobility the kasuga gongen genki miracles of the kasuga deity is a magnificent set of twenty illustrated handscrolls that in 1309 were presented to the shrine by the leading nobles
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