In Arte Buddha: The Philosophy and Art of Shinjo Ito

In Arte, Buddha – The Philosophy and Art of Shinjo Ito: Collateral Cultural Events in Milan

From 29 August to 30 September there will be a range of events and exhibitions dedicated to Buddhist artist Shinjo Ito.

Shinjo Ito (1906 – 1989), founder of the Shinnyo-en stream of Buddhism, was one of Japan’s most versatile Buddhist sculptors and an accomplished artist in fields as diverse as calligraphy and photography. His masterpiece is the Great Parinirvana Image: a 16- foot long statue of Buddha Shakyamuni about to enter Nirvana.

In different locations of the city there are concerts, art exhibitions, lectures, meditations, yoga workshops and events for children. Highlights will be two concerts with the Japanese musicians Hiromitsu Agatsuma and Jin Oki, that are well known in their home country but could never be heard in Italy before as well as a Mikkyo Yoga Workshop with Emiko Tatsumura.Kids from 5 years onwards can get involved with the topic while participating in a program where they can take photographs and videos of the art works.

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Some of the events are for a limited number of participants, so please register in advance.

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