Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-B

These guards stand at the entrance to a temple to ward off evil. They are holding a vajra, with which to crush ignorance. Their open and shut mouths represent the first and last letters of the Japanese script: A and N: this symbolises the totality of sounds and letters, of knowledge. Worshippers who…

Two temple guardians

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1400, AK-RAK-2007-1-A

The Buddha Amida

anonymous, c. 1125 - c. 1175, figure, AK-MAK-294

Jizo Bodhisattva

anonymous, c. 1300 - c. 1350, hanging scroll, AK-MAK-162

Tea bowl with a grey red glaze

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1575 - c. 1599, bowl, AK-MAK-675

Square tiered box with cover with…

anonymous, c. 1775 - c. 1824, box, AK-NM-6661

Noji, in de provincie Omi

Hiroshige (I) , Utagawa, 1857, print, AK-MAK-1610

Octagonal bowl with egrets,…

anonymous, c. 1680 - c. 1710, bowl, AK-RBK-1983-26

Kleine zilverreiger

Ohara Koson, 1900 - 1930, print, RP-P-1961-149

Tea caddy with a goldenbrown glaze

anonymous, anonymous, c. 1600 - c. 1800, AK-MAK-742