Buddhist temples in Japan

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  • Characteristics Of Tang Architecture

    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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  • Kofun Social Structure

    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 Influence On Chinese Culture

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Shinto And Buddhism

    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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  • The Dalai Lama's Impact On The Buddhist Community

    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

    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

    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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  • Cultural Diffusion And Diffusion Of Buddhism

    food, religion, economics, and even technology. Buddhism is a good example of religion cultural diffusion. It reached China, due to cultural diffusion as it was favoured by the merchants along the silk roads, and therefore, was able to extend into China. Buddhism would be met with its patrons, as well harsh critics. Some viewed Buddhism as an outside force that had no place in Chinese society compared to Confucianism; for example: Han Yu’s Memorial Discussing the Buddha’s Bone, where he…

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  • Buddhism Research Paper

    believed that the house faces south is warmer in winter time and cooler in summer time, there is adequate day-light from south side as well. The other discussion of direction is that, Buseoksa temple as a royal supported site, it was the first Buddhist temple built after the first year Silla unified the three kingdoms, the political meaning of Buseoksa temple was important. According to traditional fengshui in China, facing south means “victory” or “imperatorial”, such as the direction order of…

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  • Buddhism In Japanese Culture Essay

    In order to understand the culture and history of Japan, it is important to look at the topic of religion. Religion helps to shape the morals and beliefs of people, and also establishes shared cultural experiences, such as burial practices, recognition of holidays and festivals, worship, and prayer. Many religions require the construction of architectural features in order for these beliefs to be taught and for cultural experiences to have a place to be shared. These religious works of…

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