Buddha statue

Japanese Kamakura scultupure, Spring Lecture of Mary Griggs Burke Center

SPRING LECTURE SERIES: INVENTION AND REVIVAL: THE KEI SCHOOL AND KAMAKURA SCULPTURE, at the Mary Griggs Burke Center for Japanese Art <figure> <a data-elementor-open-lightbox=”default” href=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/397px-Kofukuji_Hokuendo_Muchaku_Unkei_detail.jpg”> <img width=”397″ height=”599″ src=”https://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/397px-Kofukuji_Hokuendo_Muchaku_Unkei_detail.jpg” alt=”” srcset=”https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/397px-Kofukuji_Hokuendo_Muchaku_Unkei_detail.jpg?w=397&amp;ssl=1 397w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/397px-Kofukuji_Hokuendo_Muchaku_Unkei_detail.jpg?resize=199%2C300&amp;ssl=1 199w, https://i0.wp.com/www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/397px-Kofukuji_Hokuendo_Muchaku_Unkei_detail.jpg?resize=99%2C150&amp;ssl=1 99w” sizes=”(max-width: 397px) 100vw, 397px” /> </a> <figcaption>Mujaku bosatsu (Asanga), by Unkei, National Treasure; Kamakura period, ca. 1212. Kōfukuji, Nara.</figcaption> …

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Buddhism temples in Nikko, around Koyasan, Iwami and Hiraizumi

Temples in Nikko, Kii Mountain Range, Iwami Ginzan, and Hiraizumi Certainly, these sightseeing spots would  less attract attention from the tourists comparing to Kyoto or Nara.   But you can enjoy the temples as well as the scenery surrounding them. The leaders in each period built temples in the capitals to protect the city and the …

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Myoo(Vidyā-rāja) of Japanese Buddha statue

Unlike other Buddha statue, Myoo express rage on the face. Because the gods follow the order of Dainichi-nyorai to make people who deny Buddhism submit and believe in. In addition to the expression, they have dynamic power with a roaring fire and various weapons. Sponsored Links   As the connection to Dainichi-nyorai, we can’t find the position …

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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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