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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  February 7, 2017 (Tue) - March 20, 2017 (Mon)

  
Shosan jodo butsu shoju kyo (Sutra on Pure Land and Salvation through the Grace of Buddha) (detail), Nara period, 8th century

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:
Seated Nikko Bosatsu (Suryaprabha), Formerly owned by Kinrinji and Kosanji, Kyoto, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
Shosan jodo butsu shoju kyo
(Sutra on Pure Land and Salvation through the Grace of Buddha), Nara period, 8th century
Buddhist Incantation from the “One Million Pagodas”,
Nara period, 8th century
Ritual Objects Used to Consecrate Site of Kohfukuji Temple,
Excavated from under altar of Main Hall at Kohfukuji, Nara, Nara period, 8th century (National Treasure)
Bowl,
Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
_MD_EXPLANATION National Treasure Ritual Objects Used to Consecrate Site of Kohfukuji Temple Excavated from under altar of Main Hall at Kohfukuji, Nara Nara period, 8th century E-4303