"Japanese Religious Art" Exhibition

Mika Gallery

poster for "Japanese Religious Art" Exhibition

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Mika Gallery will explore works of art rooted in Buddhism and traditional Japanese beliefs in Japanese Religious Art in a special exhibition held during New York’s Asia Week 2011.
On exhibit in the realm of Shinto art, which carries with it the tradition of Japan’s indigenous religion, will be an 11th century Shinzo, or figure of a Shinto deity, and an extremely rare example of a God and Goddess statue from the 14th-century.
To embody the beautiful world of Pure Land Buddhism, a golden icon of Amida Buddha painted in the 13th to 14th centuries without the typical attendant bodhisattva, will be on display. Also on view will be a negoro lacquer stem table, or takatsuki, from the 14th century passed down through Kinpusenji Temple Zaodo. A remarkably spare design, the table is of exceptionally high quality among Japanese lacquer ware.
A wide variety of Buddhist art will complete the exhibition, and include paintings dating from before the 14th century, sculpture, and a selection of sutras and iconographical scripture.
[Image: Negoro Lacqerware Stem Table (Northern and Southern Courts Period, 14th Century)



from March 15, 2011 to March 23, 2011

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