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Digital Projection illuminates a thousand years of Buddist history in China’s oldest pagoda

blooloop.com, May 23, 2017

Pioneers in imaging technology, Digital Projection, are bringing a thousand years of history to life at the Famen Temple in Baoji City, Shaanxi Province.
Shaanxi, China
-- China’s largest holy Buddhist sanctuary is embracing the latest in laser projection technology to turn visitors into time travellers.


South Korea Can Keep Buddhist Statue Stolen From Japan, Court Says

By CHOE SANG-HUN, New York Times, Jan 26, 2017

SEOUL, South Korea -- A court ruled Thursday that a South Korean temple can have a Buddhist statue that was stolen from a Japanese temple in 2012, on the grounds that it had been taken from Korea centuries earlier by Japanese pirates.


Stolen Buddhist painting returns to S. Korea from U.S.

Yonhap News, Dec 14, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea -- The Jogye Order, South Korea's largest Buddhist sect, on Wednesday revealed an 18th-century stolen Korean Buddhist painting returned from the United States after its American owner and a U.S. art museum agreed to repatriate it here.


14th-century Goryeo Buddhist painting returns home

Korea Herald, Oct 17, 2016

Kolmar Korea CEO Yoon Dong-han donates “Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara” to National Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea
-- The rare 14th century Buddhist painting “Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara” has found its home at the National Museum of Korea.


Buddhist masterpieces on display for holiday

BY YIM SEUNG-HYE, Korea Joong Ang Daily, May 12,2016

Seoul, South Korea -- On Monday, a giant scroll painting of a Buddha that is said to “listen to prayers for rain,” according to the chief monk Seodam of Bukjangsa Temple in North Gyeongsang, was hung in the Buddhist Painting Hall on the second floor of the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul.


South Korea unsure whether stolen Buddhist statue was previously plundered: broadcaster

Yonhap News, Apr 11, 2016

TOKYO, Japan -- South Korea finds it difficult to determine conclusively that an ancient Buddhist statue stolen from a Japanese temple was illegally brought to Japan, although it is highly likely for the statue to have been previously plundered by Japanese pirate raiders, a Japanese broadcaster reported Monday.


Canadian explores Korean Buddhist temples

By Jon Dunbar, The Korea Times, Feb 2, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- Canadian writer Dale Quarrington published this month his second book on Buddhist temples around Korea. Titled "Korean Temples: Art, Architure and History," it spotlights the nation's 25 most significant temples across all nine provinces.


Goryeo Buddhist artifacts named national treasures

By Lee Woo-young, The Korea Herald, Jan 7, 2016

Seoul, South Korea -- Buddhist paintings from the Goryeo Dynasty and scriptures with outstanding historical and artistic values have been named National Treasures, the Cultural Heritage Administration said Thursday.


The Tripitaka Koreana meets Colour Therapy

by Emi Hailey Hayakawa, BTN , March 9, 2015

Seoul, South Korea -- Like birthday cakes, and juice boxes, colouring books aren’t just for kids anymore. In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults as it turns out colouring can be beneficial for adults -- namely for its de-stressing power.


South Korea's Rapping Nuns Lay It Down At Buddhist Prayer Competition

By Antonia Blumberg, The Huffington PostJul 18, 2014

Seoul, South Korea -- In case you needed any more reason to believe that nuns are the coolest people (and this, this and this didn't convince you) then look no further. South Korea has some amazing Buddhist nuns ready to win your heart -- and they can rap like no one's business.


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