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Background imageBuddhist Collection: Angkor Wat temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia
View of the Khmer temple of Angkor Wat, at Siem Reap, Cambodia, showing the central temple complex, east side. The temple was first Hindu, then Buddhist

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan

Komuso Buddhist monks, Japan. They wear a straw basket (tengai) over their head and play a bamboo flute (shakuhachi). Date: circa 1890s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Moods of Mount Fuji - 4

Moods of Mount Fuji - 4
A stylised painting by Malcolm Greensmith in the style of the Master Japanese woodcut artists of the late 18th and 19th centuries

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Tibetan tanka with an illustration of a relaxed

Tibetan tanka with an illustration of a relaxed Avalokite?vara. Tibetan art. FRANCE. Paris. Guimet Museum

Background imageBuddhist Collection: The Temple of Ongou Wat

The Temple of Ongou Wat
The western facade of the Temple of Ongou Wat (Angkor Wat), Cambodia

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Buddhist Monks at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia Date: 2014

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok

Chinese Guardian Statues at Temple of Wat Pho, Bangkok
Temple guard statue (Farang guard) imported from China at the temple of Wat Pho (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha) in the Phra Nakhon district, Bangkok, Thailand

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam

Buddhist Priest, Hai Phong, Vietnam
Hai Phong (Haiphong) in Tonkin - Northern Vietnam. A Buddhist Priest gives a sermon Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar

Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar
Cyclist at Thatthe Mokgo Hpaya Pagoda in Nuang U, Bagan, Myanmar (Burma) Date: 2016

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka

Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka
Sri Dalada Maligawa or Temple of the Holy Tooth - Kandy, Sri Lanka - located in the royal palace complex. An UNESCO world heritage site. The Library. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Bali, Indonesia - Kerambitan - Buddhist stele

Bali, Indonesia - Kerambitan - Buddhist stele Date: circa 1920

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India

Poster advertising Budh Gaya, India
Poster advertising India and the Budh Gaya, or Bodh Gaya, a famous place of Buddhist pilgrimage

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Worshipping the tooth relic
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession

Kandy - Sri Lanka - Buddhist Procession
Kandy is very popular due to the annual Buddhist pageant known as the Esala Perahera, in which one of the inner caskets used for covering the tooth relic of Buddha is taken in a grand procession

Background imageBuddhist Collection: c. 1880s Japan - Honmoku temple

c. 1880s Japan - Honmoku temple
c.1880s Japan - Honmoku temple

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Japanese man praying

Japanese man praying
A Japanese buddhist man at prayer

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Pine Tree at Matsushima, Japan

Pine Tree at Matsushima, Japan
Matsushima - a group of small islands in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. There are some 260 tiny islands covered in pines hence the name Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: India - Buddhist Temple at Gwalior

India - Buddhist Temple at Gwalior
India - Buddhist Temple at the Fort of Gwalior, Madhyr Pradesh Province

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Poster advertising Holy Isipatana

Poster advertising Holy Isipatana
Poster by Dorothy Newsome advertising Holy Isipatana, at Sarnath, a Buddhist site in Benares, India

Background imageBuddhist Collection: A Buddhist Meditates

A Buddhist Meditates
A Chinese Buddhist in meditation

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Racial / Thailand 19C

Racial / Thailand 19C
A King, Queen, Prince, and Buddhist priest

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Kobe, Japan - A komuso (monk of the Fuke sect) wearing a basket hat (tengai or tengui)

Kobe, Japan - A komuso (monk of the Fuke sect) wearing a basket hat (tengai or tengui) and playing the shakuhachi bamboo flute. Date: 1928

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar

Shwedagon pagoda, Rangoon, Yangon, Burma, Myanmar, c.1880 s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Japanese Shinto gods Amida and Xaca or Shaka

Japanese Shinto gods Amida and Xaca or Shaka
Japanese Shinto gods Amida (dog-headed god on a multi-headed horse) and Xaca (old man seated on cushion). The names reference Amitabha and Shaka, Gautama Buddha, Buddhist deities

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Japanese depiction of the Great Judge of Hell - Yama

Japanese depiction of the Great Judge of Hell - Yama
The Great Judge of Hell. In East Asian and Buddhist mythology, Yama (sometimes known as the King of Hell, King Yan or Yanluo) is a dharmapala (wrathful god)

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Prince Shotoku Taishi - son of 31st Emperor Yomei-tenno

Prince Shotoku Taishi - son of 31st Emperor Yomei-tenno
Prince Shotoku (574622) - also known as Prince Umayado or Prince Kamitsumiya - a semi-legendary regent and a politician of the Asuka period in Japan who served under Empress Suiko

Background imageBuddhist Collection: INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Face of a woman. Detail

INDIA. Ajanta. Ajanta Caves. Face of a woman. Detail in one of the Jataka reincarnations and episodes of life of Budha. Mural painting, 6th-7th c. Hindu art. Gupta period. Fresco

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Buddhist Priests, China

Buddhist Priests, China

Background imageBuddhist Collection: China - Buddhist priests pre-1900

China - Buddhist priests pre-1900

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Buddhist Priest, Japan, hand coloured photo

Buddhist Priest, Japan, hand coloured photo

Background imageBuddhist Collection: The Kumbum at Gyantse, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels

The Kumbum at Gyantse, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Group of lamas, Buddhist spiritual leaders, from a fascinating album which reveals new details

Group of lamas, Buddhist spiritual leaders, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan defences to capture

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Tashi Lama and Mr Gould, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known

Tashi Lama and Mr Gould, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan defences to capture Lhasa, in 1904

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Idol in Red Idol Gorge, on the road to Gyantse, from a fascinating album which reveals new details

Idol in Red Idol Gorge, on the road to Gyantse, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan defences to

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Group photo of Tashi Lama and polo players, from a fascinating album which reveals new details

Group photo of Tashi Lama and polo players, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan defences to capture

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Group photo, Tashi Lama with four men in western clothes, from a fascinating album which reveals

Group photo, Tashi Lama with four men in western clothes, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Chassa Goombah (Chatsa Gompa), station of the Lama of Phari, from a fascinating album which

Chassa Goombah (Chatsa Gompa), station of the Lama of Phari, from a fascinating album which reveals new details on a little-known campaign in which a British military force brushed aside Tibetan

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Two connected buildings at Gyantse - the Kumbum, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels (L)

Two connected buildings at Gyantse - the Kumbum, a multi-storied set of Buddhist chapels (L), and the Palcho Monastery (R)

Background imageBuddhist Collection: The Watchers

The Watchers
A group portrait oil painting of a young Buddhist monk wearing the traditional Kasaya robe, sat in front of some other figures wearing colourful headbands and flowers in their hair. Date: circa 1921

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Bon Odori Of japan

Bon Odori Of japan
A Japanese watercolour painting which depicts some figures wearing patterned robes, performing a dance known as Bon Odori, a form of Nenbutsu folk entertainment

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Asakusa Park, Tokyo - Senso-ji Temple

Asakusa Park, Tokyo - Senso-ji Temple
Senso-ji - an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa Park, Tokyo, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Great statue of Buddha - Daibutsu - Nofukuji Temple, Kobe

Great statue of Buddha - Daibutsu - Nofukuji Temple, Kobe
The great statue of Buddha (Daibutsu) at the Nofukuji Temple, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Guardian deity of children Statue - Jizo - Kobe

Guardian deity of children Statue - Jizo - Kobe
Statue of the Guardian deity of children at Tori Tenjo-ji (Mayazan Tenjo-ji) - a Shingon Buddhist temple in eastern Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Holy Lama, Tibet - Buddhism

Holy Lama, Tibet - Buddhism Date: 1925

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Scene from Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi

Scene from Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi
Scene from the Japanese Noh Drama, Eguchi - the yokyoku (noh song) Eguchi is thought to have been composed by the priest Ikkyu-Zenji

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Wat Chana Songkhram, Old Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Chana Songkhram, Old Sukhothai, Thailand
The Wat Chana Songkhram Buddhist temple in Old Sukhothai, Thailand. The bell-shaped chedi (tomb) is in Singhalese style. Viewed across a lily pond with bright pink flowers in bloom. Date: 2005

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Wat Mahathat, Old Sukhothai, Thailand

Wat Mahathat, Old Sukhothai, Thailand
View of the Wat Mahathat, the largest temple in Old Sukhothai, Thailand, with a bell-shaped chedi (tomb) on the left and a seated Buddha figure next to it. Date: 2005

Background imageBuddhist Collection: Sanjusangen-do - a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan

Sanjusangen-do - a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan. The temple was founded in 1164 by Taira no Kiyomori for the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa



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