Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan

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Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan

Historically known as Michinoku, the six prefectures of northeastern Japan are home to a number of masterful Buddhist sculptures, renowned for their exquisite quality and powerful but gentle facial expressions. This exhibit displays around 20 representative pieces, including a Heian-era seated Yakushi Nyorai statue that's been designated a National Treasure of Japan. Anyone with an interest in Buddhist art will want to take the chance to admire these Tohoku treasures, assembled in one place for the first time. A part of the exhibition proceeds will be used to support reconstruction in the areas affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

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