Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan

Sculpture from the Kamakura period (1185–1333) has long been considered a high point in the history of Japanese art. In their original contexts these powerful icons were brought to life by their naturalistic form, ritual activation, and sacred interior contents.
, 'Jizō Bosatsu,' ca. 1225–26, Asia Society

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Jizō Bosatsu, ca. 1225–26

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, 'Nyoirin Kannon,' Early 14th century, Asia Society

Nyoirin Kannon, Early 14th century

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, 'Fudō Myōō,' Late 12th century, Asia Society

Fudō Myōō, Late 12th century

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, 'Standing Amida Nyorai,' Mid–late 13th century, Asia Society

Standing Amida Nyorai, Mid–late 13th century

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, 'Two Lion-Dogs (Komainu),' 13th century, Asia Society

Two Lion-Dogs (Komainu), 13th century

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