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Works of art from the collections of Japanese Buddhism Náprstkova Museum

26th 6th-14th 9th 2014
OPENING: 26th 6th 2014 | 18.30 hours
Archdiocesan Museum Olomouc | Gallery

Buddhism is one of the oldest and most widespread religious-philosophical systems of the world. It was built in the 5th century BC in northeast India and its founder was Gautama Buddha. Confessing is mainly in Asian countries, but a large number of followers has also in Europe and America. One of the biggest Buddhist countries in the world is Japan, which adopted this religion in the 6th century through the mission of Korean Buddhist monks. From the outset, Buddhism here to intersect with the original polytheistic religions - Shinto, which is in the form of Japanese Buddhism reflected in many fields, artistic and iconographic page exception. Art objects associated with Buddhism are primarily religious function, their goal is spiritual communication. Art is a form of works in accordance with their purpose, but they usually do not come first value chain.
The largest collection of Japanese Buddhist art in our country managed by the National Museum - Náprstkovo Museum of Asian, African and American cultures. This is a collection of about 500 items, which gathered prominent Czech travelers and Japanophile over the past 150 years. Sculptures, paintings, prints, altars, liturgical and ritual objects, textiles and talismans come from the 16th to 20th century, and most of them are tangibly linked to the spiritual history of many Japanese Buddhist sites. We would like to shortlisted from this rich collection also approached and became present within the Archdiocesan Museum in Olomouc atmosphere of ancient Japanese shrines and monasteries.

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