Medieval Period with Prayer and Salvation
Open：October 15th, 2018(Mon) - December 15th(Sat)
Open hour:10:00AM-4:30PM * enter by 4:00PM
Closed：Sunday, National Holiday,
Maintenance Day (November 14th）
Vanue：Exhibition room, 1st Floor National Institute of Japanese Literature
Organizer：National Institute of Japanese Literature
October 18th, 2018 11:30-12:15 Instructor KOBAYASHI,Kenji
October 25th, 2018 11:30-12:15 Instructor UNNO,Keisuke
November 1st, 2018 11:30-12:15 Instructor KOIDA, Tomoko
November 8th, 2018 11:30-12:15 Instructor OCHIAI, Hiroshi
November 15th, 2018 11:30-12:15 Instructor SAITO, Maori
Buddhism originally coming from foreign country became established in Japan as national religion by connecting to the royal authority in ancient times and has been handed down, and it was expanded among common people in the medieval period, which led to creation of diversified religious belief types. In order especially to expand it in common people and women, a technique called Sepposhodo （preaching Buddhism）was used to conduct missionary activities starting from Agui, which is worthy of note in the history of religious culture. Missionary activities became more visible, and therefore, pictures and performing arts were developed, which has significantly influenced subsequent Japanese culture. In this exhibition, the aspect of missionary activities and their literary development in Japanese medieval belief, especially classical books, will be shown.
This exhibition will be held as part of "Project of Visualizing and Sophisticating Cutting-Edge Study through Utilization of Museums and Exhibitions" of the Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, National Institutes for the Humanities.