A group of soldiers stand and sit in a landscape; some face the camera while others are posed engaged in conversation. Behind them stand several tall trees and between them a tent with the flaps decorated with an American flag. Seated alone to the left is a young African-American man holding a broom.
Taima Temple Mandala: Amida Welcomes Chûjôhime to the Western Paradise
Artist Unknown, Japan
At the center of the mandala is Amidha Buddha, surrounded by other golden holy figures on clouds, indicated by the rings around their heads. On the ground surrounding the figures are seated men and women in variously colored robes. At the center and front of the holy beings is a man dressed in a grey robe seated under an awning. One of the holy figures is offering him a lotus blossom.
Behind the Buddha is a temple. To the left and right of this are partial views of smaller buildings. The background of the image also contains buildings and mountains, partially obscured by mist. Among the back mountains is a trail of clouds with other holy figures heading into the sky.