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ART AS SACRED ENCOUNTER , Preserved in Kyoto, and the Daoist Center

Budaya-Tionghoa.Net | Kyoto, a city modeled after the Tang dynasty Eastern Capital Luoyang, has from the 8th century until now treasured and preserved for all who come to visit, the sacred beauty of ancient Chine. Like the great Western capital Changan (today”s Xian), and the Forbidden City (i.e., the Imperial Palace) in Beijing, a Buddhist temple (Mt Hiei) guards the northeast mountaintop over looking Kyoto city proper. Just south of the Imperial Palace in the very center of Kyoto are “Temple Street” (Teramachi) and “Sanjo” (3rd street), the cultural hub of ancient and modern Kyoto. The road from Kyoto to Edo (modern Tokyo) depicted in the 52 wood block prints of Hiroshige, began here.

 

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Museum Miho , Antara Puisi dan Arsitektur

Budaya-Tionghoa.Net | Mihoko Koyama (1910-2003) , adalah salah satu wanita terkaya di Jepang dan pendiri dari sekte spiritual Shu Mei di tahun 1970. Mihoko kemudian menugaskan IM Pei untuk merancang sebuah museum untuk koleksi keluarga. Sebelumnya IM Pei terkenal dengan rancangannya Piramid Kaca di Museum Louvre dan juga Rock and Roll Hall di Cleveland , Ohio. Museum Miho ini kelak berkembang tidak sebatas koleksi keluarga tapi juga oleh berbagai koleksi internasional.

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