Hokusai’s waterfalls ukiyo-e artworks and the art prints for sale

“A Tour of Japanese Waterfalls”(諸国瀧廻り) Just after the success of  <a title=”The print gallery of “Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji” by Hokusai” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/thirty-six-views-of-mount-fuji-hokusai”>”Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji”</a>, popular <a title=”Ukiyo-e – Japanese prints: famous artists, history and for sale” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/ukiyoe”>ukiyo-e</a> artist among Edo people, <a title=”Katsushika Hokusai and his ukiyo-e artworks collection” href=”http://www.masterpiece-of-japanese-culture.com/paintings/ukiyoe-wood-block-printing/katsushika-hokusai/hokusai-life-paintings”><strong>Katsushika Hokusai </strong>(1760-1849)</a> produced the famous waterfalls Read more about Hokusai’s waterfalls ukiyo-e artworks and the art prints for sale[…]


Myoo(Vidyā-rāja) of Japanese Buddha statue

[su_label type=”info”]Buddha statue of Myoo(明王, Vidyā-rāja)[/su_label] 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 Read more about Myoo(Vidyā-rāja) of Japanese Buddha statue[…]

Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture

Nara Period and the ancient capital, Heijo-kyo [su_label type=”black”]What is Nara Period[/su_label] In 710, the capital in Asuka Period was moved to Nara. It was the end of Asuka Period and the start of the completely different time. The new capital was named as Heijo-kyo(平城京). And the leaders at that time planned to imitate the regime of Read more about Japanese culture in Nara Period. The Tenpyo Culture[…]

Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The temples in the traditional city, Kyoto [/su_label]   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) Read more about Buddhist temples in Kyoto/ World Heritage[…]

Buddha statue

The physical features of Buddha

[su_label type=”info”]The way to discriminate a statue whether Buddha or not[/su_label]   There are some arguments when Buddha was born and dead. His birth is thought as from B.C. 7th to B.C. 5 and it is said he died at eighty. After his passing away, people had worshiped his bones, stupa(tomb), and footprints as a religious object Read more about The physical features of Buddha[…]

Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) of Japanese Buddha statue

[su_label type=”info”]Buddha statue of Bosatsu(Bodhisattva)[/su_label]   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 Read more about Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) of Japanese Buddha statue[…]

Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage

[su_label type=”info”]The town of ancient temples, Nara[/su_label] In the early history of Japan, Nara prefecture was the center of the politics, the culture and the economy in Yamato Period, Asuka Period and Nara Period. Japanese people just believed their animism, the origine of “Shinto”(神道) until Asuka Period.     It is said that Seong of Baekje, Read more about Buddhist temples in Nara. World Heritage[…]

Horyuji temple. Nara World Heritage Site.

Asuka Period and it’s culture

What’s Asuka Period?   The term of ancient Asuka Period began in 592 and ended in 710. “Asuka” is the southern area of Nara Prefecture.         In this period, Buddhism was the most essencial things of the culture. With Buddha statue, the religion had  already came to Japan in the middle of 6th. And Read more about Asuka Period and it’s culture[…]

Murouji Temple, five stories

Japanese temples and shrines

  [su_label type=”info”]Feature of Japanese traditional architectures[/su_label]   The number of the temples in Japan is about 76,000 and that of the shrines is about 80,000. Coming to Japan, you can see the temples and the shrines everywhere even if you travel Kyoto, Nara, or Kamakura.    Today, few Japanese deeply devot to a specific religion. Read more about Japanese temples and shrines[…]