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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka and Nara Periods (6c-8c)

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka and Nara Periods (6c-8c)"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  November 22, 2005 (Tue) - December 25, 2005 (Sun)

In the mid-6th century, Buddhism was officially introduced into Japan from the kingdom of Baekje on the southeastern coast of the Korean peninsula. Japanese culture made a remarkable progress with the adoption of Buddhism. This gallery features early Buddhist statues, sutras, reliquaries, and ritual implements from the Asuka and Nara periods.
Current exhibit includes:
Daihannya Kyo (Great Wisdom Sutra), Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Yakushiji, Nara)
Seated Nikko Bosatsu (Suryaprabha), Formerly owned by Kozanji, Kyoto, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
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