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Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian - Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  February 7, 2017 (Tue) - March 20, 2017 (Mon)

  
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Kitano Tenjin Shrine, Vol. 1 (detail), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)

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)
Nirvana,
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Art Object, Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)
Illustrated Scroll of Legends about the Origin of Kitano Tenjin Shrine, Vol. 1,
Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Bussetsu zoho ketsugi kyo
Sutra, Heian period, 12th century
Detached Segment of Flower Garland Sutra, Vol. 9 Known as "Menashi gyo", Kamakura period, 13th century (Gift of Mr. Naito Gyoho)
Agganna Sutra, Vol. 10, Transcribed by the order of Ashikaga Takauji,
By Jistunin, Nanbokucho period, dated 1354
Flower Basket, Hosoge floral arabesque design in openwork, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Jinshoji, Shiga)