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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  March 22, 2017 (Wed) - April 23, 2017 (Sun)

  
Ho'on Kyo Sutra (detail), Attributed to Gyoyo, 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:
Ho'on Kyo Sutra, Attributed to Gyoyo, 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)