Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

National Apr 3, 2014

Temple in Kyoto reopens hall after renovation

The renowned Phoenix Hall at Byodoin Temple in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture, threw open its doors to tourists Thursday following the completion of a 1½-year renovation project. The World Heritage site has had its exteriors, including roof bricks and phoenix statues, restored as part of a ...

'Celestial Dance:  The Art of Hiten'

Art / Openings In Tokyo 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 ...