ABE Yasuro Nagoya University, Graduate School of Letters, Professor, 大学院・文学研究科, 教授 (60193009)
TAKANO Yoshiko Seisen University, Faculty of Letters, Associate Professor, 文学部, 助教授 (10179468)
FUJII Keisuke The University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Engineering, Associate Professor, 大学院・工学系研究科, 助教授 (50156816)
KIMATA Motokazu Nagoya University, Graduate School of Letters, Associate Professor, 大学院・文学研究科, 助教授 (00195348)
KOIKE Hisako Kokugakuin University, Faculy of Letters, Professor, 文学部, 教授 (80306901)
We held five study meetings in two years, in which, featuring Buddhist and Christian art, papers were read and each theme was broadly discussed by research members and associate members. Based upon the results of our studies and discussion, we prepared for a report and the publication was realized.
Inviting Mr. Seinosuke Ide (National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) who majored in the history of Buddhist art in Eastern Asia and Mr. Tomoyuki Masuda (Joshibi University of Art and Design) who majored in Christian art to attend our meetings as lecturers, we, after each presentation, had animated discussions on the subjects focusing on the edification and ritual in religious art. We developed the arguments about the subject how each Buddhist art in China, Korea and Japan was treated in religious practice on Buddhism and about the connection between liturgy and paintings on Christianity. Moreover, dealing with the Tateyaaa Cult in Buddhist art, we invited Mr. Kunihiko Shimizu (Kanazawa University) who majored in ethnography and Mr. Jun Takasu (Aichi University of Education) who studied about the art of Rokudo, we discussed about the relation between religious ritual and architectures, statues, Mandala and so on.
Through the presentations and discussions, it was ascertained that both Buddhist and Christian art deeply related with religious practice such as edification, worship, medication for visualizing. At the same time, from the view point of religious practice, the parallel phenomena of Buddhist art and Christian art as well as each originality were defined. Based upon these results, we, organizer and members, developed each theme and published a report titled "Functions and Ways of Use of the Visual image in Religious Art."