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various aspects of Buddha

Left: Buddhist Biographies (Conception and Birth) (copy painted in Dunhuang), Right: Buddhist Biographies (Perfusion and Seven Steps) (copy painted in Dunhuang)

A large collection of Buddhist paintings from all over Asia “Various Aspects of Buddha” / Otani University Museum

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 - Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:00-17:00 (last admission 16:30)
Otani University Museum

[An exhibition of Buddhist art from around Asia, including Buddhist paintings, is being held at the Otani University Museum until July 30, 2022.
Starting with the Shakyamuni Buddha and Bodhisattvas, "Buddhas" have long been represented in paintings, wooden and stone statues, and other forms. As the teachings spread throughout the world, each expression developed its own individuality, influenced by the local climate.
This exhibition introduces various images of Buddha in India and East Asia through thangkas, which are representative of Tibetan Buddhist paintings, copies of Indian and Chinese Buddhist paintings, and Buddhist paintings from Japan. By viewing the works with an awareness of cultural differences, visitors will find that even the same Buddha image can have a completely different flavor depending on the region.

Summer Special Exhibition: Aspects of Buddha

  • Kaki-kikaki-kanka-mihotsu no sama (the shape of the Buddha)
  • Otani University Museum
  • Tuesday, June 07, 2022 - Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:30)
  • free
  • 1F Kyoryukan, Koyama-kamiso-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • Short walk from Kitaoji Subway Station
  • Tel. 075-411-8483
  • Closed on Sunday and Monday (but open on July 18)
  • https://www.otani.ac.jp/kyo_kikan/museum/index.html
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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