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Arts Society Huddersfield / Events / Thu 17 Oct 2019

Gold in Japanese Art: Sacred and Profane

Gold in Japanese Art: Sacred and Profane

Lecture by Dr Meri Arichi at 7.30pm. (Doors open 7.00pm)
The reputation of Japan as a country fabulously rich in silver and gold reached the west in the 14th century through the writings of the Venetian merchant and explorer, Marco Polo. Gold was used generously to adorn Buddhist icons in Japan from the sixth century when Buddhism was introduced from Korea, and for centuries gold was considered to be the most appropriate precious material for decorating Buddhist halls and statues. This lecture examines the significance of gold in Japanese Art as the symbol of the sacred on one hand and the symbol of wealth and power on the other.

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Event Location

7.30pm University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield
Room SJG/11, Spärck Jones Building
Firth Street

Tickets at the door. £7.50 for non-members

Telephone: 07871 150 421

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