Buddhist temples in Japan

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    importance of reading the past through partially manipulated art and philosophy. Structurally, the few remaining works of Tang timber-frame architecture all have religious associations -- the Foguang Temple and Southern Zen Temple at Mount Wuyi, or the Daoist Deity Hall in Shanxi. They advanced the timber-frame engineering to a wholely new level by imposing modular construction and order to realize large-size, large-volume structures. It was believed that the Lingde Hall of Daming Palace was once a space with 17 times 11 bays with an area of over 5000 square meters, and the Southern Zen Temple, although a lot smaller, occupies an area of 3078 square meters. Three factors enabled the architecture…

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    Buddhism In Ancient China

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    popular in other countries such as Japan. China analyzes the religion differently because they see Buddha not as a teacher but as a god that they pray to. Most of China is a combination of Buddhist and Taoist practices At around 213 BC there is evidence that the Qin Emperor ordered the destruction of Buddhism. So Buddhist teachers may have came later in the third century. After the Han Empire collapsed there were other kingdoms that had other connections with Buddhism in central Asia,…

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    controlled the northern part. The Buddhists in southern China continued to translate the Buddhist texts into Chinese, and they wrote comments on various texts. The southern rulers were devoted Buddhists who ensured everything was constructed and done according to the religion. The rulers led to the expansion of the earlier catalogs of the Buddhist texts. Likewise, they looked for experienced architectures to mastermind the construction of Buddhist temples in the region. The north part of China…

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    Kofun Social Structure

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    themselves. This holds true for the artistic products of ancient Japan, specifically from the Kofun period to the end of the Muromachi period, spanning from about 300 to 1600. Japan's interactions with China and Korea, it's neighbors to the west, both directly and indirectly shaped the evolution of its artistic expressions. The exchange of culture, religion, and ideas, as well as sharing of specific forms of…

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    Buddhism Religion

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    Though Buddhism is a different spiritual tradition, many people in the modern West have accepted logical and real characteristics of Buddhism and combined them into their spiritual and social practices; and that is why people label themselves as "Buddhist Christians," "Buddhist Jews," and "Buddhist…

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    of everyday life for Japanese people. Customs and rituals are usually turned to during special occasions such as birth, weddings, funerals, visiting shrines and temples on religious holidays, and festivals. The two religions, Shinto and Buddhism, harmoniously coexist and even complement each other to a certain degree. Many Japanese people consider themselves Shintoist, Buddhist, or both. Shintoism is as old as Japanese culture itself. The exact origins of Shinto is unclear, but it has been…

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    Japanese society has been majorly influenced by China throughout history. This is visible in Japan’s religious art, technology, philosophy, and architecture. One of the largest influences of Chinese culture on Japan actually came through Korea. Buddhism was introduced to Japan in 552 by the gift of a Korean king to the Emperor. This gift consisted of a gilded bronze Buddha and sutras written in Chinese. From this gift and the Emperor’s subsequent conversion to Buddhism many changes came from the…

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    Throughout the ages, Buddhism has wielded great influence and has been a philosophical way of life to millions of people over the years throughout Asia and beyond. Buddhism as a way of life impacts on the lives of the Buddhist community through Buddhist teachings and worship. These aspects of Buddhism impacts the Buddhist community through the significant person in Buddhism the Dalai Lama who has interpreted many issues to make it more understandable to people, the main significant ceremony…

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    Kamakura Research Paper

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    extravagant religious statues. From Japan to Bangkok, to the far away Lantau Island in Hong Kong; each historical landmark represents what once was a triumphant feat. These giant artistic and religious symbols of Great Buddhas have all made an impact not only in the past, but remain a cultural icon for many of the individuals who live near it today. The Great Buddha of Kamakura sits outdoors in the green lands of Kamakura, Japan. Specifically, it is located “in the grounds of Kotokuin, a…

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    Buddhism Influence

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    known as Buddha. Buddhism “spread from India along the commercial roads, most importantly the Silk Road, to China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan” (Helble 1). Soon, the adaptable religion made its way to East Asia particularly in China, Korea, and Japan. Coincidentally first Buddhism spread from India to China, China to Korea, and lastly Korea to Japan. This paper will argue that Buddhism has had a positive influence on East Asia through lifestyle and trade. Lifestyle will be assessed through…

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