Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand
Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha

"Celebrating 130 Years of Amity between Japan and Thailand
Thailand: Brilliant Land of the Buddha"

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries  July 4, 2017 (Tue) - August 27, 2017 (Sun)

  
Miniature Elephant, Ayutthaya, Early 15th century, Chao Sam Phraya National Museum

Commemorating the 130th year of diplomatic ties between Japan and Thailand, the two countries collaborated with concerted efforts on this exhibition. Throughout the long history of Thailand, Buddhism was closely tied with the people’s daily lives. A diverse Buddhist culture flourished, and extravagant works of fine and applied arts were produced. This exhibition gathers a choice selection of Buddhist art, together with treasures that are rarely exhibited outside the country, to introduce the role of Buddhism in the development of cultures in Thailand.