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Buddhist Civilization remains in Pakistan of great value for Japanese Pilgrims: MD PTDC

By DND – December 19, 2016 ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Managing Director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Abdul Ghafoor Khan has said that Pakistan is the custodian of Gandhara Buddhist Civilizations and there are numerous holy places in Pakistan of great … Continue reading

In Japanese movie ‘Silence’, Christianity in 17th century Japan gets the Buddhist treatment

The 1971 version by Masahiro Shinoda successfully integrates the visions of the novelist and film director. Narrative cinema has the ability to take a descriptive story and translate it into images and sounds that can be enjoyed in themselves. In … Continue reading

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea at the Frist

February 10 – May 7, 2017 Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, Tennessee Related Programs One-Day Educator Workshop: Secrets of Buddhist Art Thu, Feb 16, 2017 Tibet, Japan, and Korea all practice a form of esoteric or “secret” Buddhism. … Continue reading


Modern Japan Times October 8, 2016 Art of Japan and Rinzai Buddhism: Buddhist Contemplation of Sengai Gibon to Artistic Outreach Lee Jay Walker Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) is a famous individual in Japanese art and history. This is based on his … Continue reading

Talk at Penn: Modern Japanese Buddhist Art

October 27, 2016, University of Pennsylvania Modern Japanese Buddhist Art; Paula Arai, Louisiana State University; 3 p.m.; rm. 204, Claudia Cohen Hall (Religious Studies).

Japanese Painting: From the Zen Mind

At the Los Angeles County Museum of Art June 11, 2016–December 18, 2016 Japanese Painting: From the Zen Mind explores various approaches to Zen subjects, from the teachings of Zen and the experience of enlightenment to personal interpretations of Zen … Continue reading

Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea at Frist Center, 2017

    February 10–May 7, 2017 Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea Ingram Gallery Tibet, Japan, and Korea all practice a form of esoteric or “secret” Buddhism. Called Vajrayana Buddhism, this form utilizes works of art that reveal … Continue reading

Book Review: A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism

A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism William E. Deal, Brian Ruppert ISBN: 978-1-4051-6700-0 314 pages June 2015, Wiley-Blackwell Review by Jonathan Ciliberto Intended for “upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars,” A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism fills … Continue reading

Spooky beasts keep haunting Japan’s art

BY JOHN L. TRAN THE JAPAN TIMES JUL 19, 2016 Seething masses of people crushed together in searing heat; empty-eyed wraiths, heads drooping in despair, shuffling to and fro — waiting for the time when they will be released their … Continue reading

Excavated item is perhaps from the tallest Buddhist pagoda in Japan

from Archaeology & Arts The pagoda was legendary but no traces had been found so far A fragment discovered in Kinkakuji temple at Kyoto, Japan, is thought to be of the tallest pagoda ever built in Japan. The announcement was … Continue reading