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Asian Art 8b. Buddhist Art in Japan


List 2 distinctive physical/visual features of any of the key works introduced today. Would you say that this work was mainly influenced by some foreign (Indian/Central Asian/Chinese/Korean) precedents, or that it was mainly a local, Japanese product?

Reading Assignment


  • Neave, pp. 288-297, 306-314

Key Works


Horyu-ji, November 2016
Nara, Japan

Asuka period, 7th cent.

Five-story pagoda


Tori Busshi, Shakya triad

Gilt bronze, h. 46″ (116.8 cm)


Tamamushi Shrine and the “Hungry Tigress” panel

Tamamushi Shrine
Cypress and camphor wood with lacquer; h. 7′ 7 1/2″ (2.33 m)

c. 650

Ryokai Mandala (Womb World Mandala and Diamond World Mandala)

Hanging scrolls, color on silk; 6′ x 5′ 1 1/2″ (1.83 x 1.54 m)

To-ji, Kyoto

Heian period, late 9th cent.

Phoenix Hall

Byodoin Phoenix Hall Uji 2009
Byodo-in, Uji, Kyoto, Japan

Heian period, c. 1053


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