Dōka kokoro no sugatami ["Moral poems: mirror of the soul"]
Kasetsu Dōnin [Sangoen], Tsukimaro [text by]; Hori, Genpo [illustrated by].
[Kyōto]: Ryūshiken, Kōbuntei, Kōshōkan, [preface dated Kaei 2 (1849)].
A collection of dōka (didactic poems presenting lessons on life through a Buddhist lens) presented by Sangoen Tsukimaro (Hori Genpo), released about twenty years after Sangoen's Dōka kokoro no utsushi-e ("Moral poems: reflections of the soul"). Like Dōka kokoro no utsushi-e, the book features creative moji-e illustrations predominantly built around the character meaning 'heart' or 'soul', 心 (kokoro). A detailed analysis of the thirty-four sections of this work has been provided in "Didactic poetry encompassing the three teachings in the Dōka kokoro no sugatami" in Minowa Kenryo's Buddhist thought in late Tokugawa didactic poetry (dōka) collections: understandings of the mind ("Studies in Indian philosophy and Buddhism" 24, 2016). One copy traced in OCLC, at a Japanese library.
One four-hole-bound (yotsutoji) volume, complete, on double leaves, traditional East Asian binding style (fukurotoji). Original wrappers slightly soiled and worn, extremities frayed, with original mounted daisen title panel. Occasional small wormholes, internal marks, and light stains. Ex-ownership stamp to margin of lower pastedown. 35 leaves. 18.8 x 12.8 cm.