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Japanese Sculpture

"Japanese Sculpture"

Honkan Room 11  January 2, 2016 (Sat) - April 17, 2016 (Sun)

  
Standing Juni Shinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals): Shinshin (Monkey General), Formerly owned by Joruriji, Kyoto, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)

This gallery introduces the history of sculptural art in Japan through prototypical wood-sculptures featuring examples dating from the Heian and Kamakura periods, the zenith of Japanese sculpture.

Current exhibit includes:
Standing Bishamon Ten (Vaisravana), Formerly kept at Jibutsudo Hall of Jurin'in, in former Nakagawadera, Nara, Heian period, ca. 1162 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kawabata Ryushi)
Seated Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu (Cintamanicakra), Heian period, 11th century (Lent by Saidaiji, Nara)
Standing Komoku Ten (Virupakusa), Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Joruriji, Kyoto)
Standing Juni Shinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals): Shinshin (Monkey General), Formerly owned by Joruriji, Kyoto, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Standing Juni Shinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals), Kamakura period, 12th - 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Sogenji, Kanagawa)