Exhibition on pensive Buddhas from Japan and KoreaThu, Jun 23, 2016
President Kaoru Kamata and former Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori, together with other intellectuals from academic, governmental and business organizations, have formed the Committee for the Japan-Korea Exhibition of Pensive Buddhas to exhibit sculptures of pensive Buddhas from Japan and Korea at the Tokyo National Museum in the “Smiling in Contemplation: Two Buddhas from Japan and Korea Exhibition.” This particular pose taken by the deity’s statues symbolizes deep contemplation.
Tomoki Waragai, Assistant to the President for Social Affairs at Waseda University, was appointed Chief of Secretariat and many people associated with Waseda are making contributions. To commemorate this exhibition, Waseda University will host an international symposium entitled “Ancient Japan-Korea Buddhist Cultures” at the Waseda International Conference Center on Friday, June 24.
Waseda University hopes to fulfill its duties to promote cultural exchange and diversity and serve as a cornerstone for future generations by sharing the accumulated cultural and artistic assets of Waseda nationally and internationally through this project. This effort is part of the Waseda Vision 150 strategic plan for the 150th anniversary in 2032. To learn more about Waseda’s arts and culture, see the links below: