The Tripitaka Koreana is a collection of Buddhist scriptures printed by the Korean kingdom of Goryeo in 1011-1087. Printed using some 80,000 woodblocks, it is considered the most complete collection of Mayahana Buddhist scriptures ever compiled.
A copy of this collection was given by the Joseon royal court to the Kingdom of Ryûkyû in the 1450s or 1460s.
Copies are also held in Japan, including at Shôkoku-ji in Kyoto.
- ↑ Gallery labels, Royal Ontario Museum..; gallery labels, British Museum.
- ↑ Gregory Smits, Maritime Ryukyu, University of Hawaii Press (2019), 130-131.
- ↑ Plaques on-site at Shôkoku-ji.