Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan

"Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T5  January 14, 2015 (Wed) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)

Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Heian period, 9th century, National Treasure, Shojoji, Fukushima

The northeastern area of Japan, called the Michinoku region, is home to many attractive Buddhist statues. Their faces are filled with a powerful yet gentle human kindness, rather than expressions of enlightened, transcendent beings. This exhibition features representative examples of Buddhist sculpture from Northern Japan.

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