Press Release

The introduction of Buddhism to Japan brought along with it the introduction of academic, philosophical and social systems, having great influence on Japanese culture. The project will include the installation of artworks at Nara’s shrines and temples, the symbols of the most internationally opened period in Japanese history, by well-known artists from countries which visited Japan. 


Toshodaiji Temple was founded by Ganjin, a Chinese priest as a temple to learn the precepts of Buddhism. It has many buildings from the Nara Period including Kondo (Main Hall, national treasure) and they bring the winds of Tenpyo (8th century). The work will be exhibited at the pond worshipping the dragon god, said to have been created by Ganjin.