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Buddhist Art: Heian to Muromachi Periods (8c-16c)

"Buddhist Art: Heian to Muromachi Periods (8c-16c)"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  November 22, 2005 (Tue) - December 25, 2005 (Sun)

This room shows the art of the Esoteric Buddhism. Kukai introduced the mature school of esoteric Buddhism with its individualistic visual arts. From the late Heian to the early Kamakura period (1185 - 1333), several new Buddhist schools emerged. Illuminated sutras, portraits of founders, as well as narrative paintings of the origins and miracles related to temples and shrines are characteristic objects of this time.
Current exhibition includes:
Picture Scroll of the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, Heian - Kamakura period, 12th century (National Treasure)
Kegon Kyo (Garland Sutra), Heian period, 12th century
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