Nara: Faith and Renewal

Image credit:©Collection of Nara National Museum (photographer: Morimura Kinji)
External event - British Museum

Friday 4 October, 2019 - Saturday 5 October, 2019

BP Lecture Theatre, The British Museum, Great Russell St, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DG

The international symposium Nara: faith and renewal celebrates the opening of two special displays at the British Museum of loaned Buddhist and Shinto treasures, Nara: sacred images from early Japan (3 October – 23 November 2019).

Speakers, including Nedachi Kensuke from Kyoto University, Sagawa Fumon from Todaiji Temple, and Nishiyama Myogen from Toshodaiji Temple, will give important historical and cultural background to three key historical periods in Nara: the AD 700s, around 1200, and the 1560s to the present.

Registration will open at 10.00 on Saturday 4 October and 09.30 on Sunday 5 October. Pre-booking is essential.

With support from Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation.

This event is free to attend but booking is essential.

To reserve your ticket for this special event, please click here.

Image: © Collection of Nara National Museum (photographer: Morimura Kinji)

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