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First and foremost, this project is a labor of love. Second, it is a tribute to Kamakura, my home for the past 20 years, and home to dozens of temples from the Kamakura Erawhich still house and display wondrous life-size wooden statues from the 8th century onward.
Third, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with the online sites of the great repositories of Japanese Buddhist sculpture -- the national museums in TokyoKyotoand Nara.
There is no comprehensive online catalog. Even so, the situation is much improved compared to only 15 years ago, thanks largely to advances in web technology. And to be fair, this is not just a problem with museums in Japan.
At the online sites of major museums in America and Europe, it is likewise difficult to find what you want, even when you know the piece is in their collection. Fourth, this project was prompted by a dissatisfaction with existing literature on Japanese Buddhist statuary. But I must admit, I have yet to find anything that satisfies me.
Mountains of publications are out there.
Many are aimed at the scholarly community, devoted to hyper-specialized topics, and extremely academic thus "indecipherable" to the lay community.
Another wellspring of information comes from museums, curators, art historians, and collectors. While lavishly illustrated exhibition catalogs and glossy art magazines are much appreciated and easier to read, these publications tend to ignore the religious underpinnings of Asian art.
A third copious source of information comes from temples, practitioners, spiritualists, and independent web bloggers. Their publications are written for the general public but suffer from too much preaching, promoting, fabrication, self-interest, inconsistency, inaccuracy, and just plain "unreadability.
It contains English definitions for over eight thousand Japanese terms related to religious sculpture, architecture and gardens, painting, ceramics, textiles, metalwork, and art-historical iconography.
This online dictionary contains English definitions for over sixty thousand Chinese terms as of Mayalong with pronunciations in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
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Together they represent an invaluable reference work for Buddhist studies. The study of Japanese religions and religious art has expanded greatly in the West over the past five decades. Until the s, the field was populated mostly by college teachers and museum curators interested in collecting, but they had little or no training in Asian languages.
Today the field is rooted firmly in Asian language sources and is highly specialized, with most universities emphasizing cult-specific, site-specific, ritual-specific, and deity-specific studies.
These changes have deepened the discipline enormously, despite the tendency of hyper-specialization to narrow the outlook. Thus I began in with my first digital camera, along with the help of my scanner.
It is written for scholars, art historians, practitioners, and laity alike, and attempts to remedy the dissatisfactions I mention above. Finally, let me express my gratitude and thanks to all the fine people, temples, shrines, museums, web sites, books, magazines, and other resources that have contributed to this ongoing project.
In most cases, this site uses the Hepburn system of romanization. Nonetheless, there is no fully satisfactory way of romanizing Japanese or, for that matter, Chinese, Tibetan, Korean, or Sanskrit.
To provide as much precision as possible, the Japanese ideograms kanji are presented, showing both the standard Japanese spelling and its hiragana equivalent.
Family names come before first names. Japanese do not have middle names. Follows same scheme as that of the Japanese and their Buddhist scholars.
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