A black-and-white photograph showing a large seated Buddha at the Kōtokuin 高徳院 shrine, founded in Kamakura in the 13th century. In the photo we see two visitors under a large statue surrounded by trees and smaller buildings. In the 21st century, there have been many changes to the design of the park around the Great Buddha, so this postcard from the time of Alma Karlin’s visit is especially valuable.
Manufacturing technique: black-and-white print
Inscription: （國寳）鎌倉の大佛 東京灣要塞司令部検閲済 Kokuhō Kamakura no Daibutsu, Tōkyō-wan yōsai shireibu ken’etsu zumi (National treasure: The Great Buddha of Kamakura, the censored guide of the fortress in Tokyo Bay) Daibutsu of Kamakura
No. of parts: 1
Current owner: Celje Regional Museum
Date of the last acquisition: 1957–1960
Previous owners and periods of ownership: Alma M. Karlin (from year 1950)| Thea Schreiber Gammelin (from year 1950 to year 1957)| Celje Regional Museum (from year 1957)
Object condition, handling and damage: well preserved
Press releases: Shigemori Bučar, Chikako. “Alma M. Karlin’s Visits to Temples and Shrines in Japan". Poligrafi 93/94, volume 24 (2019).
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