Path to Enlightenment: Buddhist and Religious Art of Japan
September 22, 2019
Shinto is the ancient ethnic religion of Japan, with the belief that kami (spirits) inhabit the natural landscape. When Buddhism arrived to Japan in the sixth century, rather than replacing Shintoism, both were believed to be true. Over time, Japan also developed its own Buddhist teachings, such as Zen. This exhibition featured art from Shintoism and various schools or sects of Buddhism including paintings, shrines, wood carvings, and bronze sculpture.