Kyoto: Kyoto National Museum, 2016. 8.7 x 11.4", xx, 446 pp., 307 select items illustrated in color, some fold outs, a large number of b/w illustrations, text in Japanese, preface, message and list of works in English, paper, Kyoto, 2016. Item #45302
This exhibition commemorates the 1150th anniversary of the death of Linji Yixuan (Rinzai Giden) and the 250th anniversary rituals commemorating the death of Hakuin Ekaku. Held at both the Kyoto National Museum and the Tokyo National Museum, this exhibition provides a valuable opportunity to introduce the spirit of Zen Buddhism to a wider audience.
Featuring an extremely large collection of works from a wide range of genres, this catalog affords us a glimpse into the essence of Zen culture and its powerful influence on the formation of Japanese culture.
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