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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka - Nara period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  April 25, 2017 (Tue) - May 28, 2017 (Sun)

Standing Nyorai (Buddha), Asuka period, 7th century

In the mid-6th century, Buddhism was officially introduced into Japan from the kingdom of Baekje on the southeastern coast of the Korean peninsula. Japanese culture made a remarkable progress with the adoption of Buddhism. This gallery features early Buddhist statues, sutras, reliquaries, and ritual implements from the Asuka and Nara periods.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Nyorai (Buddha),  Asuka period, 7th century (Lent by Shoinji, Kanagawa)
Discourse on the Stages of Yogic Practice, Vol. 48, Votive sutra of the Priest Gyoshin, Nara period, dated 767 (Lent by Enpukuji, Chiba)
Segment from Konkomyo saisho'o kyo (Sovereign Kings of the Golden Light Sutra), Vol. 6, Nara period, 8th century (Private collection)

Major Work(s) on Exhibit 1 results
Designation Name Amount Creation Excavation Period Acquisition Ownership Comment
Standing Buddha Horyuji Treasures Asuka period, 7th century N-193 トーハクなび掲載作品