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