Mummies who made Themselves

Mummies who made Themselves

A fascinating look at the practice of self-mummification as practiced by members of the Shingon sect in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Finding Muxi

A look at the works of the great Chinese ch’an artist Mu-xi, and his work, which now only survives in Japan.

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Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

Chinese Treasures in Japan: Ink Art

A look at the Chinese calligraphic arts that have been preserved in Japan, and their influence on Japanese culture.

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Japan: Ink Painting, Landscapes of the Mind

A look at the development of ink painting in Japan after its introduction from China and its relationship to western art forms.

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Japan: Discovery of the Pure Land

A look at the Kamakura period in Japan and the changes that its art works underwent at that time.

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Japan: The Meeting of the Gods and Buddha

A look at the history and co-existence of Buddhism and Shintoism in Japan.

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The Mission to Japan of Ven. Jian Zhen (Ganjin)

The story of the heroic efforts of one Chinese monk to bring a good vinaya lineage and the dharma to Japan during the Tang dynasty.

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Belief in Kannon

A film by NHK taking a look at the worship of the Bodhisattva Kannon as it is found in Kyoto, Japan.

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Amazing Japan

Three videos from Japan in the Amazing Places series covering temples and shrines in Nara, Kyoto and Nikko.

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The Land of the Disappearing Buddha

A visit to Japan to look at the various forms of Buddhism that are popular there.

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