Written by Shodo Akane, Illustrated by Hirokazu Nagano
Published by Rissho Kosei-kai Council of the United States
An illustrated story of the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni. Anyone from adults to children can enjoy this picture book.
“2,500 years ago there were many countries in India. Each country wanted to expand its territories, and this caused a lot of fighting and unrest. However in such an era there was one small, but beautiful kingdom of the Shakya clan where the villagers lived in quiet comfort at the foot of the silvery, shining, snow-covered Himalayan Mountains.
The capital of this country was called Kapilavastu and was governed by King Shuddhodana. It was blessed with large paddy fields from which the clan harvested lots of delicious rice. Life was good, and everyone lived together very peacefully”. (From page 1)
36 pp. 20.5 x 0.4 x 25.2 cm
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