Masterpieces of the Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Masterpieces of the Japanese Buddhist Sculpture

Scuderie del Quirinale’s summer exhibit Capolavori della Scultura Buddhista Giapponese is composed of over twenty masterpieces of Japanese Buddhist sculpture, many on display in Italy for the first time. The works, dating back to the 7th century AD up until 1333, are customarily regarded as cult objects. Many of these items are difficult to move and are not easy to access even in Japan, either because they are displayed in the semi-darkness of temples and shrines or because they are heavily protected in the collections of the country’s leading national museums.

Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th and 7th centuries AD. The works exhibited reflect various schools of Buddhism, and embody characteristics of  anger, wrath, harmony, and meditative calm. They ultimately portray a culture that was both simultaneously firm in its belief system, and compelling in its creativity.


Scuderie del Quirinale

Till September 4th

Scuderie del Quirinale
Via XXIV Maggio, 16
Sun-Fri 12-8pm; Sat 12-11pm
Entry fee: €8, reduced €6

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