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Sep/2019 release in the US and Europe 

Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand

Buddhas in the Palm of Your Hand
This book will heal those who are stressed, depressed, those who are grieving and anyone else who is searching for a ray of hope

This 96-page handy pocket-sized hardcover book is a collection of passages from Buddhist scripture, Japanese prayers and poetry concerning human affliction and suffering written by past generations. These passages are shown together with 46 images of Buddhism-related art pieces such as Buddha statues, clay molded reliefs of Buddha used on walls, miniature pagodas, pagoda-shaped reliquaries (used to store small stone grains signifying the bones of the Buddha) and woodblock prints of Buddha. In this charming format, which fits in the palm of your hand, the images of small Buddhas, supplemented by the words of the Buddha and famous historical poets such as Kukai and Saigyo, will relieve emotional suffering and give the reader peace of mind. It will heal those who are stressed, depressed, those who are grieving and anyone else who is searching for a ray of hope.
The artworks featured, including 10 works that are designated as important cultural properties, have been selected from the Nara National Museum and Tokyo National Museum. All scripts are translated into English, along with the description of the artworks at the end of the book (name, size, material, excavation location, etc.). Art direction is by Kazuya Takaoka, who has previously designed Hell in Japanese Art (9784756249234) and Wagashi (9784756249746). The introduction was written by Mutsuo Takahashi, who has written the text for Wagashi.
This will be an important reference book not just for people who want to be healed but also for Japanese art fans, students of Buddhism, antique collectors and gallery owners, as well.
Author : Text by Mutsuo Takahashi English translation by Michael Jamentz
Size:188×128mm
Pages:96 Pages (Full Color)
Binding:Hardbound
ISBN:978-4-7562-5169-5
Release Date : Dec/2018
Language : J/E bilingual
Price : $1,400.00
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