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Lecture: Deities in Japanese Art (Session 4) Wisdom Kings

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The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles

5700 Wilshire Boulevard

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Los Angeles, CA 90036

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What do you know about the Wisdom Kings (Myo-o in Japanese) in Buddhism? They are third-ranked deities after Buddhas and Bodhisattavas who, with their wrathful visages and weapons, protect the Buddhas and intimidate wayward Buddhist practitioners back into devotion.

In this lecture, we will be introduced to the many kinds of Wisdom Kings and their various roles, as well as how they are portrayed artistically. No prior knowledge is necessary to enjoy this fun and fascinating talk!

This lecture series is the product of a special collaboration with the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), Japanese Art Department.

For more information about the lecture, visit JFLA website.

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