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Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3  May 30, 2017 (Tue) - July 9, 2017 (Sun)

Words of Prayer by Taira no Yukimasa (detail), By Sesonji Sadanari, Kamakura period, 1284 (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 Prince Shotoku, Kamakura period, 13th–14th century (Lent by Honshoji, Aichi)
Shijoko Nyorai (Vikirnosnisa),
Kamakura period, 14th century (Gift of Mr. Takashima Kyuzo)
Fugen (Samantabhadra) with Ten Rasetsunyo (Raksasis),
Kamakura period, 14th century (Lent by the OKURA MUSEUM OF ART, Tokyo)
Words of Prayer,
By Sesonji Sadanari, Kamakura period, dated 1284 (Important Cultural Property)
Words of Prayer by Fujiwara no Moromichi, Heian period, dated 1088 (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)