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Patriarchs of Chan Buddhism

Medium:
Ink on silk
Dimensions:
H x W (image): 31.5 x 1020 cm (12 3/8 x 401 9/16 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
China
Date:
late 15th-early 16th century
Period:
Ming dynasty
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Zen Buddhism  Search this
tiger  Search this
deer  Search this
Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644)  Search this
holy man  Search this
prayer beads  Search this
China  Search this
halo  Search this
throne  Search this
fly whisk  Search this
ruyi  Search this
khakkhara  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
baimiao style  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.229
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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edanmdm:fsg_F1909.229
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Weekend Events: Tibetan Buddhism and Kite Flying

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 19 Mar 2010 17:36:54 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_8d8159428652caae686f91615faa5a7d

Korean ambassadors introduce Buddhism to Japan

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 225.1 x 66.6 cm (88 5/8 x 26 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 17th-early 18th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
drum  Search this
flute  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
ambassador  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Laurence I. Hewes, III, in loving memory of Laurence I. Hewes, Jr. and Patricia E. Hewes
Accession Number:
F1998.308.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1998.308.2

Korean ambassadors introduce Buddhism to Japan

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 225.3 x 66.6 cm (88 11/16 x 26 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 17th-early 18th century
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
horse  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Laurence I. Hewes, III, in loving memory of Laurence I. Hewes, Jr. and Patricia E. Hewes
Accession Number:
F1998.308.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Korean ambassadors introduce Buddhism to Japan

Medium:
Ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 225.1 x 66.7 cm (88 5/8 x 26 1/4 in)
Type:
Painting
Origin:
Japan
Date:
late 17th-early 18th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
tree  Search this
pine tree  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
man  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
ambassador  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Laurence I. Hewes, III, in loving memory of Laurence I. Hewes, Jr. and Patricia E. Hewes
Accession Number:
F1998.308.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Weekend Events: A Guitar Festival, Go-Go Music and Buddhism

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 13:13:30 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Film Study of Classical Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley 1978

Creator:
Dorjee, Ragpa Tibetan ethnocinematographer (1956- )  Search this
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
Physical description:
reference 19 film reels (18,900 feet) sound color 16mm
reference sound 19 film reels (18,900 feet) sound color 16mm
archival original 18 film reels (18,900 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Tibetans  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Asia
Nepal
Kathmandu (Nepal)
Date:
1978
Topic:
Buddhist monasteries  Search this
Buddhism--Rituals  Search this
Buddhist chants  Search this
Buddhism--Liturgical objects  Search this
Musical instruments  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1986.13.39
Restrictions & Rights:
There are no access restrictions for this collection
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379345

Film Study of Classical Buddhism in the Kathmandu Valley 1979

Creator:
Dorjee, Ragpa Tibetan ethnocinematographer (1956- )  Search this
Sorenson, E. Richard  Search this
National Human Studies Film Center, Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Physical description:
reference 28 film reels (20,511 feet) sound color 16mm
reference sound 28 film reels (20,511 feet) sound color 16mm
archival original 28 film reels (20,511 feet) sound color 16mm
Culture:
Nepalese  Search this
Newar (Nepalese people)  Search this
Type:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Collection descriptions
Place:
Asia
Nepal
Date:
1979
Topic:
Nepal--religion  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Festival  Search this
Local number:
HSFA 1986.13.40
Restrictions & Rights:
There are no access restrictions for this collection
Information on reproduction and fees available from Human Studies Film Archives OK:0
Data Source:
Human Studies Film Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_379346

John Caldwell Calhoun Newton photograph collection of Japanese Buddhism

Creator:
Newton, John C. Calhoun, 1848-  Search this
Extent:
11 mounted prints (albumen)
Culture:
Japanese  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
mounted prints
Photographs
Place:
Japan
Date:
circa 1888-1894
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs collected by John C. Calhoun Newton during his tenure as a Methodist missionary in Japan. They include images of a stupa at the Toji temple ground, a bell at the Chion-in temple, and scroll paintings depicting the Buddha, Seisho-ko (General Kato Kiyomasa), Shinto gods based on Buddhist deities, Buddhist disciples, and part of a text containing Buddha's last instructions. The original envelopes for the photograph cards, including name and address of print shop owner Okazaki Kazutada of Kyoto, are also available with the collection.
Biographical/Historical note:
John Caldwell Calhoun Newton (1848-1923) was a Methodist minister and missionary to Japan. He was born in South Carolina and educated at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Kentucky Military Institute, and Johns Hopkins University. After working as a minister in Kentucky and Virginia, he made his first trip to Japan in 1888-1897. There, he served as a faculty member and then dean of the theological school at the Kwansei Gakuin Union Mission College and Seminary in Kobe. He returned to Japan in 1903 and served as President of the Mission College from 1913-1923.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 84-6, USNM ACC 28096
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Additional photographs donated by Newton in 1894 can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in Photo Lot 97.
The William R. Perkins Library at Duke University holds Newton's papers from 1870-1931.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Buddhas  Search this
Buddhist temples  Search this
Buddhism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 84-6, John Caldwell Calhoun Newton photograph collection of Japanese Buddhism, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.84-6
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-84-6

Weekend Events: Annual Kite Festival, Mambo Music and Tibetan Buddhism on Film

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 26 Mar 2010 17:56:25 +0000
Topic:
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Weekend Events: American Indian Theater, Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage and Learn About Buddhism

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
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Smithsonian staff publications
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Published Date:
Fri, 30 Apr 2010 18:57:51 +0000
Topic:
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Data Source:
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Buddhism in China: An Enduring Legacy on View at the Freer

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:40:15 +0000
Topic:
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Seated figure of the founder of the Yellow-hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism

Medium:
Gilt bronze
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 5.1 x 3.3 x 2.6 cm (2 x 1 5/16 x 1 in)
Type:
Sculpture
Origin:
China or Tibet
Date:
18th century
Topic:
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
gilding  Search this
Paul Singer collection  Search this
Credit Line:
The Dr. Paul Singer Collection of Chinese Art of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; a joint gift of the Arthur M. Sackler Foundation, Paul Singer, the AMS Foundation for the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities, and the Children of Arthur M. Sackler
Accession Number:
RLS1997.48.391
Restrictions & Rights:
Copyright with museum
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Suzuki, D.T., Excerpts from "Introduction to Zen Buddhism" and "Essays in Zen, the Koan Exercise"

Collection Creator:
Knaths, Karl, 1891-1971  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1940s
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Karl Knaths papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Karl Knaths papers, 1890-1973, bulk 1922-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Karl Knaths papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-knatkarp-ref174

The People of India, Volume Three

Publisher:
Watson, J. Forbes (John Forbes) 1827-1892  Search this
Kaye, John William Sir 1814-1876  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume
Culture:
Hindus  Search this
Rajput (Indic people)  Search this
Muslims  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
South Asia
Date:
1868
Topic:
Indigenous Peoples  Search this
Ethnography  Search this
Local number:
FSA A1990.03 3
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
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The People of India: A Series of Photographic Illustrations, with Descriptive Letterpress, of the Races and Tribes of Hindustan. 1868
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_274862
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Stone and Wood Gompa (Sacred Library) with Curtain Over Entrance Portraying Eight Auspicious Emblems of Buddhism 1954

Creator:
Elwin, Verrier  Search this
Physical description:
1 photoprint 011 in x 009 in
Culture:
Monpa ?  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1954
Local number:
NAA INV 04439900
Restrictions & Rights:
Photograph cannot be reproduced without permission
See more items in:
Photograph collection ca. 1860s-1960s
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_57351
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Taima mandara sōgensho / Seshū Anatsu Tennenkyō Shaku Daijun sen

Title:
當麻曼荼羅搜玄疏 / 勢州洞津天然教寺釋大順撰
Sōgenshō
搜玄疏
Author:
Daijun 1711-1779  Search this
Physical description:
7 volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1772
Meiwa 9 [1772]
Topic:
Mandara (Buddhism)  Search this
Pure Land Buddhism  Search this
Call number:
BQ5125.M3 T3 1772
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_877366

Exhibition of Pictorial Photography, by Chin-san Long 1939

Creator:
Lang Jingshan 1892-1995 Photographer  Search this
Ferguson, John Calvin 1866-1945  Search this
Physical description:
Pouch bound catalog of 62 pages, 29 x 17.5 cm
Type:
Photographs
Place:
China, Shanghai, Shanghai
China
Shanghai (China)
Date:
1939
Local number:
FSA A1999.33 3.10.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
John Calvin Ferguson Family Papers,1860 - ca. 1900
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381074
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Franz H. Michael and Eugene I. Knez photographs and sound recordings relating to Tibetan Buddhism in northeastern India

Photographer:
Michael, Franz H.  Search this
Knez, Eugene I. (Eugene Irving), 1916-2010  Search this
Extent:
2 sound tape reels (Sound recordings :, 7 inches)
35 negatives (acetate)
441 color slides
Culture:
Tibetans  Search this
Buddhists  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound tape reels
Negatives
Color slides
Photographs
Place:
Ladākh (India)
Rumtek (India)
Gangtok (India)
Date:
1979
Scope and Contents note:
Photographs made during celebrations of the 800-year anniversary of the founding of the Drikung monastery, from June through August 1979. They document Buddhist structures, religious dignitaries and Tibetans, dances, and various religious events. Franz H. Michael and Eugene I. Knez made the photographs in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir; Rumtek and Gangtok, Sikkim; Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh; and one photograph each in Mussoorie, Uttarakhand and Rajpur (probably in Uttarakhand). The audio recordings, which may have been made by NAA, are recordings of Franz Michael commenting on the photographic slides in this collection and an associated film depicting the ceremony at the Ga-ngon Monastery in Ladakh, India.
Biographical/Historical note:
Franz H. Michael (1907-92) was a specialist in nineteenth-century China and in Sino-Soviet relations. He taught at the National Chekian University in China, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Washington, and the George Washington University (GW). Born in Freiburg, Germany, he served as an attache in the German diplomatic service until 1933, at which point he began working at the National Chekiang University in Hangchow, China. In 1938, he came to the United States, where he taught Chinese affairs and European history at Johns Hopkins University (1939-1942). From 1942-1964, he taught and served as assistant and acting director of the Far Eastern and Russian Institute at the University of Washington, and then taught and served as associate director and director of GW's Institute for Sino-Soviet Studies (1964-1972). Michael retired from GW in 1977.

Eugene I. Knez (1916-2012) was an ethnologist with a special interest in the culture of Korea. In 1945, he made his first trip to Korea as part of the United States Army; there, he served as the military chief of the Bureau of Culture in the Department of Education and assisted in the reestablishment of the National Museum of Korea and the founding of the National Museum of Anthropology (now the Museum of Korean Folklore). After serving in the United States on the staffs of the Peabody Museum at Yale University and the Washington State Museum, Knez returned to the Far East in 1949-1952 as a cultural affairs officer attached to the American embassy. He was later director of the United States Information Service office in Pusan and American regional public affairs officer for southern Japan. In 1959, Knez joined the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology as its specialist in Far Eastern ethnology. In the 1960s he undertook an East China Seas program, which involved the study and comparison of the material culture in villages in Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the Ryukyus. He retired in 1978.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 80-13
Location of Other Archival Materials:
Related film footage of the 800th anniversary celebrations, shot by Franz H. Michael, is held in the Human Studies Film Archives in HSFA 86.11.6.
The National Anthropological Archives holds the Eugene Irving Knez Papers.
The University of Washington Special Collections and George Washington University Special Collections hold Franz H. Michael's Papers.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Rights:
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Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Dance  Search this
Monasteries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 80-13, Franz H. Michael and Eugene I. Knez photographs and sound recordings relating to Tibetan Buddhism in northeastern India, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.80-13
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-80-13

Charles Lang Freer's letters to Frank Hecker during foreign travels, 1894-1895

Creator:
Freer, Charles Lang 1856-1919  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
60 pages
Type:
Letters (correspondence)
Place:
Japan
Sri Lanka
Paris (France)
Date:
1894
1894-1895
Topic:
Travel  Search this
Local number:
FSA A.01 02.1Hecker.travel2
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Charles Lang Freer Papers, Correspondence
Charles Lang Freer Papers 1856-1919
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_381335
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