Friday, 24 October 2014

NHK: Japanese Buddhist Statues - Japanology Plus ( 仏教 )

Japanese Buddhist Statues - Japanology Plus ( 仏教 )  

Published on Oct 19, 2014
Japanese Buddhist statues come in countless shapes and forms, and they are not just objects of prayer but also meticulously crafted works of art in their own right. When Buddhism reached Japan in the mid-6th century, religious statuary came with it, and in thickly forested Japan, the statues began to be made mostly in wood. This time on Japanology Plus, we explore the deep appeal of Buddhist statues with our expert guest Yasumi Miyazawa. And in Plus One, keeping the Buddhas in your own home.

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