Nara, Treasures of Japanese Buddhism

Japan's historic cradle, the city of Nara, which is registered as a World Heritage Site since 1998, was also the capital from 710 to 784. A city famous for its proximity with nature, but especially for its Buddhist temples that still retain until today the undisputed masterpieces of medieval Japanese sculpture. Loaned for the first time outside of Japan, the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet welcomes from January the 23rd to March the 18th 3 exceptional sculpture emblematic of this period: two guardians, national treasures, and a wooden effigy of Bodhisattva Jizô, classified as “important cultural good”. An unprecedented opportunity for Japanese art lovers, not to be missed under any circumstances.