BUDDHAS IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
by KAZUYA TAKAOKA
this 96-page handy pocket-sized hardcover book is a collection of passages from Buddhist scripture, Japanese prayers and poetry concerning human affliction and suffering written by past generations. these passages are shown together with 46 images of Buddhist icons such as statues, clay molded reliefs decorated interiors of temples, miniature pagodas, pagoda-shaped reliquaries and woodblock prints. In this charming format, which fits in the palm of your hand, the images of small Buddhas, supplemented by the words of the Buddha and famous historical monks such as Kukai and Saigyo, will relieve emotional suffering and give the reader peace of mind. it will heal those who are stressed, depressed, those who are grieving and anyone else who is searching for a ray of hope.
the artworks featured, including 10 works that are designated as important cultural properties, have been selected from the Nara National Museum and Tokyo National Museum. all scripts are translated into English, along with the description of the artworks at the end of the book (name, size, material, excavation location, etc.)