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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2019
... on a cultivated and highly public relationship with Buddhist-friendly nāga s. Copyright © 2019 Asia Society 2019 Nāga Buddhist architecture rock-cut architecture water regulation rain-making rituals In 1868, as part of the Meiji-era reforms aimed at dividing Shinto practices from those...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 51–94.
Published: 01 April 2007
..., the central motive for creating the cave was to scriptions in Cave 6 make it evident that the purpose of invoke rain and bountiful harvests after a period of ex- the images was to engage the bodhisattva’s compassion- tended drought. Other historical documents corroborate ate powers to protect members...
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Archives of Asian Art (2007) 57 (1): 95–120.
Published: 01 April 2007
...) in his Bowu zhi (Treatise Textual evidence shows that clay or earthenware dragons on Curiosities) cites from an earlier text, Hetu (River had been in use in the ritual invoking rain since the West- Map). Zhang Hua, Bowu zhi,inZhongguo wenyan ern Han period. The belief underlying the practice...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 191–209.
Published: 01 October 2014
... L’Inde: Creations contempo- Museum of Mankind, is a good example of presenting raines des adivasi in Paris (Paris: Muse´e du quai Branly, diverse regional legends and origin stories, primarily in 2010). For an important, early critique of the Quai Branly, terracotta and sculpted or manipulated...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 87–109.
Published: 01 April 2018
... paraphernalia may have ensured that the ritual in which they normally would have been employed might be perpetually “performed” in the absence of human ritualists. 37 Sutras and spells, too, were commonly engraved on stone pillars so that “the grasses and trees, the wind and rain might bolster the sounds...
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Archives of Asian Art (2008) 58 (1): 1–42.
Published: 01 April 2008
..., with can be confidently dated before the year 800 ‘‘a roof ridge above and eaves below thereby [providing] 2 ce shelter from the wind and rain In the variety of ‘‘palaces, .) But, enough timber-frame buildings from across mansions, terraces...
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Archives of Asian Art (2001) 52 (1): 83–104.
Published: 01 April 2001
... thought to date from the tenth century. In two of the three written prayers for rain (kyuu) inserted inside them.46 secondary niches the central Buddha is flanked by a Kannon Muro-ji, with its long history of rain prayer, supports this image at proper left and a figure of a monk with hands in model...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (2): 119–149.
Published: 01 October 2020
... bamboo emerge from mists in the foreground to softly envelop the figure with their leaves. Just as Chen Chongguang created an intricate web of willow branches cascading down softly upon the figure like misty rain, the frail lines constituting Taiga's bamboo stalks appear and disappear as they rise...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (1): 55–72.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... 61. “Ishihara Wins Fourth Term in Tokyo.” 62. For a critical discussion about the political impact of the Olympics in Japan, see Tagsold, “1964 Tokyo Olympics as Political Games.” 63. In Yoshimi Shun'ya's “Radioactive Rain and the American Umbrella,” the author provided...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (1): 61–82.
Published: 01 April 2017
... and allied pedicels, it eschews fashion's flourishes. Double-nested, [it was] in a former life an immortal's arbor; And one night in some [future] year, [it will be] the wanderer's abode. To attain a spotless reputation, there is only one way, Yet, this vast universe of rain upon red [flowers] fills...
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Archives of Asian Art (2017) 67 (2): 189–208.
Published: 01 October 2017
... as the shaikh himself. 63 On a more practical level, Ahmad Shah is remembered for knowing the secret of the world's greatest water source: rain. According to the historian Firishta, there was major famine in 1420 and Ahmad Shah prayed for rain and it fell: “His prayers were heard and plentiful showers fell...
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Archives of Asian Art (2010) 60 (1): 43–78.
Published: 01 April 2010
... the antechamber been taken from the following passage in the ‘‘Pumen’’ (Fig. 14). The texts include: the Vimalakı¯rti Su¯ tra chapter of the Lotus Su¯ tra: ‘‘When clouds and thunders (T.14:475), the Shengman jing (T.12:353), the Su¯ tra on drum up great energy, when great rain pours from Bo (C: Bojing chao...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 217–242.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., upoṣadha , varṣā (rain-retreat), pravāraṇā (the monastic ceremony at the end of the rain-retreat), etc., which are essential rites of the community of monks and nuns. I consulted the following works about the bases of Vinaya and English translations of terminology: Dutt, Buddhist Monks...
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Archives of Asian Art (2018) 68 (1): 47–66.
Published: 01 April 2018
... on my desk and I had the pleasure to appreciate it for almost half a year. I am inscribing this at the end of this album before returning it. You must keep it as a treasure! In the year pyŏngsul [1946] written while the hibiscus blooms in the rain [in front of my] window by eighty-three-year-old O...
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Archives of Asian Art (2020) 70 (1): 23–49.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and frost or wind and rain . . . this gentleman remains unaffected . . . dwelling together with others he does not lean on them.” From Egan, Word, Image, and Deed in the Life of Su Shi , 287 . 55. As the scholar Ming Li has written, there are debates about the existence of an epigraphic aesthetic...
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Archives of Asian Art (2015) 65 (1-2): 139–179.
Published: 01 October 2015
... Dang’an Zonghui, vol. 17, 431. the tip of the brush, and brilliant­ flam­ing light in the reflec­­ 38. Wang Jiapeng, Cultural Relics of Tibetan­ Bud­ tion of the mir­ror. The rain of Bud­dhist teach­ings moist­ens dhism Collected in the Qing Palace (Qinggong Zangchuan all­ worldly...
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Archives of Asian Art (2016) 66 (1): 51–80.
Published: 01 April 2016
... a ceremony called Jeongni-so which would facilitate the praying for rain (giuje At this time, he is known logistics of his trip at his own personal expense. to have made additional offerings from his own salary The magnificent procession of the king and his toward new paintings and gilding the temple’s...
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Archives of Asian Art (2014) 64 (2): 165–190.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of Liu’s painting practice. Through ‘‘the eye of the London rain, though his spirits seemed to improve the painting’’ Liu ventures into nature; through the after an extensive tour, during which he viewed with screens in the home, the viewer at home does so as acute interest ‘‘precious birds...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 181–216.
Published: 01 October 2019
... discerned as other components of a ruined monastery, especially if one has to rely on their ground plans, which may have been dramatically encroached upon by the long-term growth of surrounding tropical rain forest. And such a walkway, conceivably in the form of a moderately raise earthen ridge, embellished...
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Archives of Asian Art (2019) 69 (2): 155–179.
Published: 01 October 2019
... groups of guests: It was rather broad and spacious, with a fitted cover that protected from wind and rain. With windows on both sides you could enjoy the view. When floating about with guests, there's room to spread more than ten mats for throwing a banquet and one can set up a small table...
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