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Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  January 2, 2017 (Mon) - February 5, 2017 (Sun)

  
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)

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:
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)
Amitabha Descending to Welcome Dying Believer into Paradise,
Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hasedera, Nara)
Ichiji Kinrin (Ekaksara Usnisacakra)
(Important Cultural Property, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)
Fudo Myo'o (Acalanatha) and Eight Attendants,
Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Onjoji, Shiga)
Illustrated Biography of Priest Ippen (Illustrated legends of itinerant priest),
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Kondaiji, Nagano)
Bishamonten (Vaisravana), Objects found inside the statue of Bishamon Ten,
Formerly kept at Jibutsudo Hall of Jurin'in, in former Nakagawadera, Nara, Heian period, ca. 1162 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kawabata Ryushi)
Stamp Prints of Bishamon Ten (Vaisravana), Objects found inside the statue of Bishamon Ten,
Formerly kept at Jibutsudo Hall of Jurin'in, in former Nakagawadera, Nara, Heian period, ca. 1162 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Kawabata Ryushi)
Passed down at Ishiyamadera, formerly owned by Mr. Nakada Norio
, Heian period, 9th century (Private collection)
Lotus Sutra, Vol. 5, Known as "Sensoji kyo"
, Heian period, 11th century (National Treasure, Lent by Sensoji, Tokyo)
Flower Basket, Hosoge floral arabesque design in openwork, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Jinshoji, Shiga)
Flower Basket, Hosoge floral arabesque design in openwork, Nanbokucho period, 14th century (National Treasure, Lent by Jinshoji, Shiga)