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eye on the palm of White Tara witnesses the suffering of the world

The historic Zen Buddhist temple of Kennin-ji in Kyoto was founded in 1202 CE, but its ceiling received dramatic modern paintings of two dragons in 2002 for its 800th anniversary. Artist Koizumi Junsaku gave the work a bold graphic quality, but the art is highly influenced by traditional Japanese aesthetics that are even older than the building.


Popchusa (or Beopjusa)--Largest standing image of Buddha in Korea

Hirado Buddha statue, property of Matsura Historical Museum in Hirado, Japan

Japanese Wooden Amida Buddha, Edo, 17th Century