"Buddhist Art: Heian–Muromachi period"
Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 3 May 29, 2018 (Tue) - July 1, 2018 (Sun)
Xuanzang Sancang (detail), Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
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:
Standing Jizo Bosatsu (Ksitigarbha), Heian period, 12th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Joruriji, Kyoto)
Amida Nyorai (Amitabha), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Hoshinji, Kanagawa)
Hannya Bosatsu (Prajnaparamita), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property)
Xuanzang Sancang, Kamakura period, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
The Sixteen Benign Deities at the Sutra Repository of Jurin'in Temple, Meiji Period, 20th century
Illustrated Gleanings of an Ancient and Virtuous Monk, Vol. 4, Kamakura period, dated 1323 (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Jofukuji, Ibaraki)
Great Perfection of Wisdom Sutra, Vol. 9, Kasuga printed version, Kamakura period, 13th century (Gift of Mr. Naito Gyoho)
Miracles in the Life of Dogen, Attributed to Koun Ejo (1198-1280), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Art Object)