Joint Research Relating to the Influence of Korean Reliquaries on those of Japan
Grant-in-Aid for international Scientific Research
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||Tokyo National University of Fine arts and music |
NAKANO Masaki Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, 美術学部, 教授 (50015195)
姜 友邦 韓国国立中央博物館, 美術部長
李 蘭暎 韓国国立慶州博物館, 館長
ASAI Kazuharu Curator, Curatorial Board, Tokyo national Museum, 学芸部, 主任研究官 (60132700)
TAKAHASHI Toyoko Assistant, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Musi, 美術学部, 助手 (40197158)
NIIYAMA Sakae Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Musi, 美術学部, 教授 (30015242)
NISHI Daiyu Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Musi, 美術学部, 教授 (70015212)
MIZUNO Keizaburo Professor, Faculty of Fine Arts, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Musi, 美術学部, 教授 (50015228)
KANG Woo-Bang Chief Curator, Fine arts Department, National Museum of Korea
LEE Nan-Young Director, Kyongju National Museum
|Project Period (FY)
1988 – 1990
Completed (Fiscal Year 1990)
|Budget Amount *help
¥4,800,000 (Direct Cost: ¥4,800,000)
Fiscal Year 1990: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1989: ¥1,400,000 (Direct Cost: ¥1,400,000)
Fiscal Year 1988: ¥2,000,000 (Direct Cost: ¥2,000,000)
|Keywords||Reliquaries, (Sarira Containers) / Sufuku-ji / Kamun-sa / Hwangryong-sa / Nanako, (a Stippling Technique) / Fukurentenmon, (Pairs of Embossed Dots)|
Ancient Japanese reliquaries (Sarira containers) are thought to have been made under direct influence from Korea. This joint research project was aimed at clarifying this point, examining in particular the metalwork techniques used in examples from both countries.
During the term of this project (1988 to 1991), we have conducted three trips to Korea for research. Thanks to the kind support of the National Museum of Korea, we have been able to gather important data on this subject. In the first and second trips, we examined reliquaries in the collections of the National Museum of Korea in Seoul and the Kyongiu National Museum primarily the reliquaries from Kamun-sa, Pulguk-sa, Hwangryong-sa, and Hwangbog-sa. In the third, we surveyed the pagodas where these had originally been placed. In Japan, we have conducted in depth research on objects found at the site of the pagoda of Sufuku-ji.
The research trips have enabled us to ascertain the following :
the nanako, (a stippling technique) used in the reliquary of Kamun-sa (682 A. D.) and that of a reliquary and an iron mirror from Sufuku-ji (each 668 A. D.) are similar in shape. Nanako was a popular metalwork technique during the Unified Silla a Period, and no earlier example is known in Japan than in Japan than the Sufuku-ji objects. The fukurentenmon, (pairs of embossed dots) also appearing on the Kamun-sa, may be compared with the same technique seen on gilt bronze Buddhist images among the Horyu-ji Treasures. Therefore, we have confirmed that these metalwork techniques had been introduced to Japan from Unified Silla in the 660's A. D., around the time of the foundation of Sufuku-ji.
Articles on this subject and one on the "Four Heavenly Kings" on the reliquary of Kamun-sa were published in "ARS BUDDHICA", no. 188, (1990).
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