Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Heian period, 9th century, National Treasure, Shojoji, Fukushima
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T5
January 14, 2015 (Wed) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)
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.