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Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Honkan Room 3  August 7, 2018 (Tue) - September 17, 2018 (Mon)

  
Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha) (detail), Nanbokucho period, 14th century

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 periods.

Current exhibit includes:
Seated Amida Nyorai (Amitabha), Kamakura period, 12th-13th century (Lent by Ganshoji, Shizuoka)
Amida Nyorai (Amitabha), Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Iwaki city, Fukushima)
The White Path between Two Rivers, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Komyo-ji, Kyoto)
Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha), Nanbokucho period, 14th century         
Enmaten (Yama) Mandala, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Private collection)
Illustrations and Explanations of the Three Jewels (Sanbo ekotoba), Vol. 1, Kamakura period, dated 1273 (National Treasure)    
Sutra on the Five Hundred Great Vows of Sakyamuni Buddha, Kamakura period, dated 1237 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by osanji, Kyoto)
Lotus SutraKunoji version; “Kanji bon” chapter, Heian period, 12th century (National Treasure, Lent by Tesshuji, Shizuoka)