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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  January 2, 2018 (Tue) - February 4, 2018 (Sun)

  
Seated Nikko Bosatsu (Suryaprabha), Formerly owned by Kinrinji and Kosanji, Kyoto, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)

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 Nikko Bosatsu (Suryaprabha), Formerly owned by Kinrinji and Kosanji, Kyoto, Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property)
8th century,
Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, Vol. 329, Known as "Yakushiji kyo", Nara period, 8th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Yakushiji, Nara)
Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, Vol. 468, Votive sutra of Prince Nagaya, Nara period, dated 728 (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)