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Wednesday, August 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - Asia

Forms and Expressions of Prayer - Introduction to Buddhist Art

Idemitsu Museum of Arts
9th Floor, Teigeki Bldg., 3-1-1,Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 25, 2017 To Sep 03, 2017


Detail: Esoteric, Jōdo (Pure Land) or Zen-Buddhism has taken changing forms over the period of time and continues to gain deep religious piety until today. Feelings for prayer has brought about the creation of beautiful Buddhist paintings and sculptures, protected and passed down over generations. The mandala illustrating the grand world of esoteric Buddhism, paintings of yearned-for jōdo (Paradise) and terrifying judgment of Hell, paintings that depict ascetic patriarchs of zen tradition, as well as Edo period zen paintings will be displayed to trace the various aspects of Buddhist faith and solemnity.

Site URL: http://idemitsu-museum.or.jp/en/exhibition



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