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The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Donald F. McCallum

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Few periods in Japanese history are more fascinating than the seventh century. This was the period when Buddhism experienced its initial flowering in the country and the time when Asukadera, Kudara ... More


The Buddha as Preceptor

Micah L. Auerback

in A Storied Sage: Canon and Creation in the Making of a Japanese Buddha

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226286389
eISBN:
9780226286419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286419.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter argues that, across the first millennium of representations of the life of the Buddha in Japan, writers and artists tended to hew closely to accounts received from the Asian continent. ... More


Introduction

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This introduction provides an overview of the four Buddhist temples discussed in this volume—Asukadera, Kudara Ōdera, Kawaradera, and Yakushiji—by far the most important architectural projects of the ... More


Yakushiji

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses the history, construction, utilization, and excavation of the temple Yakushiji, the most well-known member of the Four Great Temples group. Three of the four temples were ... More


Conclusion

Donald F. McCallum

in The Four Great Temples: Buddhist Art, Archaeology, and Icons of Seventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824831141
eISBN:
9780824869922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824831141.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This concluding chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. It argues that the conceptualization of the Four Great Temples group was intimately related to many of the most ... More


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