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"Blind monks examining an elephant" by Itcho Hanabusa. LOC description: Ukiyo-e print illustration from Buddhist parable showing blind monks examining an elephant. Each man reaches a different conclusion based on which part of the elephant he has examined. 1 print : woodcut, colour.

日本語: 題「衆瞽探象之圖」。英一蝶(はなぶさ・いっちょう 1652 – 1724)の作。盲目の僧たちが象を手さぐりし、それぞれが違う説明をするという説話を題材にしている
Date 1888
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