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Main reasons for this edit is to 1) create an article which gives a good overview of the history of Buddhist art in Japan, 2) add sources to an article with little to no source material. My major guide for this article was Garder's art through the ages' chapters on Japanese art history. Some content was also taken from other wiki articles such as Japanese art history, the wiki article on sculptor Jocho, Kei school and Kano school.
Summary In the asuka and nara periods, the article begins to talk about the introduction of buddhism in Japan and the chinese/korean influenced Buddhist art, it also touches on the transmission of greco-ghandaran influence through central asia. The Heian period discusses the rise of esoteric buddhism and the use of mandalas in it's practice as well as the famous and influential sculptor Jocho, the rise of pure land buddhism and the Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall. The Kamakura period discusses the Kei school of sculpture and it's naturalism and the Muromachi period focuses on the ink and wash style paintings of the zen buddhist painters such as Sesshu. In the Azuchi momoyama section, i added some information on the Kano school, though they were not specifically buddhist in their themes, they did grow out of the Muromachi zen painters influence, and Hasegawa tohaku is also mentioned as continuing in the tradition of the ink and wash zen painters of the Muromachi period.
Article is still under construction. Please be constructive and helpful if you can. (Javierfv1212 (talk)) —Preceding undated comment added 14:57, 24 March 2011 (UTC).
Javierfv1212, you changed "Buddhist art was introduced to Japan along with the Buddhist religion in 552 AD." to "The History of Japanese Buddhist art begins in 552, ". I don't agree with the change. I think the former version is appropriate. Is there any records that Japanese artists began to create Buddhism art in 552? I don't think Japanese people jumped at the religion immediately. Probably they tried to understand and learned what it was, taking at least a few years, before accepted it. In fact, according to Kojiki, ja:物部尾輿 and ja:中臣鎌子 were against the acceptance of Buddhism. As for the year 552, see Emperor Kimmei#Events of Kimmei's life. It might be 538 and according to the ja wiki, Japanese text books use 538. I suggest to change it to "in the mid-sixth century". I think it 's more valid. Oda Mari (talk) 08:21, 25 March 2011 (UTC)
Thank you i think that also makes more sense, seeing as it is hard to pin down a specific date on something like that, will do! (22.214.171.124 (talk))
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Great Buddha of Kamakura is an artistic production of the age falling behind. It is not a reformative design, it is a design by one follower. In the universal viewpoint, it doesn't become a boast of the Buddhist art of Japan. In Japan, it is not recognized that it is an outstanding the Buddhist art of Japan.--663highland (talk) 11:18, 21 May 2011 (UTC)
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