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The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period

"The Rise of Buddhism: Asuka–Nara period"

Honkan Room 1  August 7, 2018 (Tue) - September 17, 2018 (Mon)

  
Tomoku bosatsu kyo, Vol. 2, Votive sutra of Kibi no Yuri (detail), Nara period, dated 766 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Sorimachi Eisaku)

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 Bodhisattva, Asuka period, 7th century
Tomoku bosatsu kyo, Vol. 2, Votive sutra of Kibi no Yuri, Nara period, dated 766 (Important Cultural Property, Gift of Mr. Sorimachi Eisaku)