'Celestial Dance:  The Art of Hiten'

Nov 20, 2013

'Celestial Dance: The Art of Hiten'

by Jordan Sievers

Hiten, bodhisattvas that fly and dance in praise of Buddha, are wondrous beings, sometimes refered to as “flying angels.” This exhibition focuses on the Buddhist symbols and their portrayal in various art forms, including sculptures and paintings. Ahead of the reopening of the renovated ...

Artist creates Yokohama bodhisattvas

May 20, 2012

Artist creates Yokohama bodhisattvas

by Eriko Arita

Eleven bodhisattvas stand in formation, their heads crowned and their almond-shaped eyes and faces dusted with gold. The scene could be a reenactment of a painting, or a sculpture in a Buddhist temple or museum. But it’s not. It’s a scene beheld one recent ...