Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand
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This handy pocket-sized book is a collection of passages from Buddhist scripture, Japanese prayers and poetry concerning human affliction and suffering written by the Buddha and famous historical monks such as Kūkai and Saigyō. These passages are presented together with 46 images of Buddhist icons such as statues, clay moulded reliefs decorated interiors of temples, miniature pagodas, pagoda-shaped reliquaries and woodblock prints.The artworks featured, including 10 works that are designated as important cultural properties, have been selected from the Nara National Museum and Tokyo National Museum. All scripts are translated into English, along with the description of the artworks at the end of the book (name, size, material, excavation location, etc.).
ISBN 9784756251695. Pie Books.