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Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  November 1, 2016 (Tue) - December 15, 2016 (Thu)

  
Detached Segment of Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism (detail), Formerly owned by Mr. Hashimoto Tatsujiro, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Art Object)

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:
Enma Ten (Yama) Mandala, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
Twelve Devas: Fu Ten (Vayu),
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Saimyoji, Shiga)
Detached Segment of Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism,
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Art Object)
Detached Segment of Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Yuzu Nenbutsu Buddhism,
Formerly owned by Mr. Hashimoto Tatsujiro, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (Important Art Object)
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)
Bussetsu kogi homon kyo
Sutra, From the Nanatsudera issai kyo compilation, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Nanatsudera, Aichi)
Lotus Sutra, Hoben hon
chapter; known as "Chikubujima kyo", Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure)
Hokyoin darani kyo
Sutra, Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kongoji, Osaka)