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Buddhism in Japanese Art and Architecture

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

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Image of Horyuji Kondo, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Horyu-ji11s3200.jpg; Image of Tori Busshi, Shaka Triad, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Shakyamuni_Triad_Horyuji.JPG; Image of Yakushi Triad, Creative Commons, http://townley-apah.wikispaces.com/The+Art+of+Early+and+Late+Japan; Image of Phoenix Hall, Byodoin, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Byodoin_Phoenix_Hall_Uji_2009.jpg;  Image of Womb World Mandala, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Taizokai.jpg; Image of Amida Descending over the Mountains, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Descent_of_Amitabha_over_the_Mountain.jpg;Image of Scene from the Minori Chater of the Tale of Genji, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Genji_emaki_01003_013.jpg
Terms to Know
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.

Kondo

The main hall in a Japanese Buddhist temple.

Triad

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