This lesson discusses the influence of Buddhism on Japanese art and architecture.
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.
Japanese writing system of characters.
The main hall in a Japanese Buddhist temple.
In Buddhism, an artistic grouping of three characters, usually Buddha in the center flanked by two bodhisattvas, but there could be some variation.