Image of the Buddha: From Gandhara to Japan
The Buddhist iconography originating from India was
introduced to Japan in the 6th century AD via China and Korea. In this lecture,
Dr Meri Arichi will trace the fascinating journey of the image of the buddha
along the Silk Route, and examine the development of Buddhist art that appealed
to the Japanese aesthetic sensibility. Meri Arichi is currently a sessional
lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London, and also teaches Japanese Art
History for the British Museum's Asian Art Diploma course.