Buddhas and Bodies: Icons of the Ideal in Japanese Religious Art
T 9:00am-12:00pm
270 Tappan
3 Credit Seminar. Crosslisted with ASIAN 692

This course examines the history of Japanese religions through visual arts. Sculpture, painting and architecture serve as the primary sources for our exploration of Buddhism, kami worship, and Christianity. Discussions engage in many social and religious issues, paying special attention to religious conceptions of the body and the tension between ideal and the "real."

Estimated cost of materials: less than $50.