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Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  September 21, 2016 (Wed) - October 30, 2016 (Sun)

  
Seated Priest Yuiken, By Chokei, Nanbokucho period, dated 1372 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hokaiji, Kanagawa)

Buddhist art is one of the major genres that define Japanese art. Many masterworks date from the late Heian period, a time characterized as classical in Japanese art history. After the Kamakura period, Buddhist art further developed in its materials, methods, and styles as Zen schools and other new Buddhist schools emerged, together with the influence from the Chinese arts. This exhibit features artworks from the Heian to Kamakura periods, when Buddhist art most flourished, adding siginificant objects from the Nanbokucho and Muromachi periods.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Priest Yuiken, By Chokei, Nanbokucho period, dated 1372 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hokaiji, Kanagawa)
Shaka (Sakyamuni) Triad,
Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Sixteen Arhats: Fourth Arhat,
Muromachi period, 15th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Tenshinji, Tokyo)
Plaque with Hairline Engraving of Zao Gongen,
Excavated from Kinpusen, Tenkawa-mura, Yoshino-gun, Nara, Heian period, dated 1001 (National Treasure, Lent by Nishiarai daishi Soujiji, Tokyo)
Illustrated Biography of Priest Honen,
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
Address at the ritural of sarira worship,
By Daikyu Shonen, Kamakura period, dated 1278 (Important Cultural Property)
Hoke kyo
(Lotus Sutra), By Fujiwara no Sadanobu, Heian period, 12th century (Private collection)