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Art and Architecture of Buddhism in Japan

Art and Architecture of Buddhism in Japan

Author: Erin Aldana
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This lesson will explore the influence of Buddhism in Japanese art and architecture.

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TERMS TO KNOW
  • Kondo

    The main hall in a Japanese Buddhist temple.

  • Heian period

    Heian means peace and tranquility; a period from 794-1185 in Japanese history when Buddhism, Taoism and Chinese influences were important; a period of time especially noted for its art, poetry and literature.

  • Hiragana script

    Japanese writing system of characters.

  • Triad

    In Buddhism, an artistic grouping of three characters, usually Buddha in the center flanked by two bodhisattvas, but there could be some variation.