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Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period

"Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period"

Honkan Room 3  September 19, 2018 (Wed) - October 28, 2018 (Sun)

  
Mandala of the Tusita Realm (detail), Nanbokucho period, ca. 1348

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)
Mandala of the Tusita Realm,
Nanbokucho period, ca. 1348
Portrait of Kosho Bosatsu (Priest Eizon),
Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Shitsusenji, Tokyo)
Record of the Origin of
Sarira (Buddhist relics) and Their Blessings, By Daikyu Shonen, Kamakura period, dated 1278 (Important Cultural Property)
Record of Counting
Sarira (Buddhist relics), By Fujiwara no Tamekane, Kamakura period, dated 1293 (Important Art Object)