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Saturday, July 12, 2008

"The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing." - Henry S. Haskins


Japan trip
Day 3 - 8th June - Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
(Part 6)

Set of saddle and stirrups

Dragon and Tiger


"People attained the freedom to choose daily commodities for their homes"
Capitalism: consumption as freedom!


Incense Burner in Shape of Quail

Dragon, Phoenix and Kirin

Roar of Tiger Causing Wind
The fur on the tiger looks real. I don't know how they do it (ruffle the silk?)

Dog Chasing (equestrian archery contest)

Juro (god of longevity), Peony and Cat, Cotton Rose and Cat

Traditional performing arts of Japan

Moored Boat

Man and Woman
It took me a while to figure which was which

The Twelve Months in Yoshiwara Pleasure District

Ivory Inro (Medicine Case) of carps swimming up waterfall

36 Views of Mt Fuji: Enza Pines at Aoyama

Hair accessories

Kanzashi Hair Pins

After having finished the Honkan (main building - Japanese gallery), I went to the Hōryū-ji Hōmotsukan (The Gallery of Hōryū-ji Treasures), where lighting was very low.

Kanjo-ban (Banner with Canopy for the Kanjo Ceremony)

Seated Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) with One Leg Pendent (both had this description)

Blurb on Buddhist images

Standing Kannon Bosatsu (Avalokitesvara)

Amida (Amitabha) Triad and Two Priests

Jinsuiko (Incense Wood) from the 7th-8th century
They kept this piece of wood for more than 1200 years. Wth.

Rei (Bell with Handle) from China
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