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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 1  May 29, 2018 (Tue) - July 1, 2018 (Sun)

  
Bussetsu hou kyo Sutra Votive sutra of Empress Komyo; known as the ‟Sutra of the first day of the fifth month” (detail), Nara period, dated 740

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:
Standing Buddha, The Horyuji Treasures, Asuka period, 7th century
Bussetsu hou kyo Sutra Votive sutra of Empress Komyo; known as the ‟Sutra of the first day of the fifth month”, Nara period, dated 740