Nara - Treasures of Japanese Buddhism

From January 23 18 2019 March

Nara - Treasures of Japanese Buddhism at the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet.

An exceptional loan is granted by the Nara Prefecture to the Guimet National Museum of Asian Arts, as part of the Japonisms 2018. Japan's historic cradle, the city was 710's capital at 784. It is known to house some of the ancient Buddhist temples of the country. They still retain today the undisputed masterpieces of medieval Japanese sculpture. For the first time loaned out of Japan will be presented in France two guards, insignia national treasures. The Kofuku -ji temple also lends a wooden statue of the Bodhisattva Kshitigarbha (Jizô bosatsu in Japanese), "important cultural property". With the fluid and radiant plastic of Jizô, contrasts the athletic effect of two guards who show impressive anatomical knowledge. They lead us to reconsider the history of world sculpture at this eastern end of the Silk Road.


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