Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Kosan-Ji: the statues...

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This pair of Phoenix's stand in the grounds of the Kongo Kan (New Treasure House) across the road from Kosan-Ji Temple.

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The Museum houses a large collection of Buddhist art, mostly from Japan but some from Korea.
Entrance to the museum is included in the entrance fee to Kosan-Ji. Within the temple there is also a large collection of Tea Ceremony objects, and a collection of Modern Art.

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Most of the statuary within the temple displays the same flamboyance and vividness as the temple buildings.

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3 comments:

  1. So interesting for a Japanese temple.

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  2. That museum sounds interesting.

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  3. I love the brilliant colors!!!

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