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Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

  Kyoto, one of the most traditional and historical cities in Japan, attracts more than 80 million people in a year. The city had assumed a role of an  administrative function since 794. With the beginning of Heian Period, many people moved from Nara(Heijo-kyo) to Kyoto(Heian-kyo, 平安京) and from that time, they built temples in the new …

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Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) of Japanese Buddha statue

  A Buddha statue of Bosatsu  represents a figure of Buddha when he sought enlightenment. In Sanskrit language, Bosatsu is called as “Bodhisattvaa“. Sponsored Links     “Bodhi” means enlightenment and “sattvaa” is who lives. He is in the stage of trainning to be Nyorai who achieves it. Because he had been a prince of a royal family …

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The Great Buddha at Todaiji

Nyorai(Tathāgata) for Japanese Buddha statue

  “Nyorai” (如来)is the figure of the Buddha(Shakyamuni), who achieved enlightenment. The statues represent the figure of him. When you want to distinguish whether a statue is Buddha’s figure or not, 32 distinct physical features and 80 fine one, “Sanjunisou-Hachijishukou“(三十二相八十種好) will help you. After the trainning, “Bosatsu”(菩薩) is finally able to be the eminence and bocome Nyorai.(learn …

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What does Buddha statue represent? And about the poses.(Japan)

Learn the meaning of Japanese Buddha statues <figure> <a href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg” data-elementor-open-lightbox=”yes”> <img width=”300″ height=”450″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg?w=300&amp;ssl=1 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/Miroku-Bodsatsu-Hanka-shii-zou-Koryuji.jpg?resize=200%2C300&amp;ssl=1 200w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> </a> <figcaption></figcaption> </figure> <br /><!– Japa Link Unit 2 –><br /><ins style=”display: block;” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-2105416879233547″ data-ad-slot=”3791981835″ data-ad-format=”link” data-full-width-responsive=”true”></ins><br /></p> <p>There are more than 75,000 Buddhist temples in Japan, each of which …

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