奈良 法隆寺 天蓋飛天 TENNIN (Apsaras) -- Celestial Beings Tennin playing the Japanese mandolin (biwa 琵琶) Wood, Height = cm, Asuka Era, Century Attached to the canopy in the Kondō Main Hall at Hōryūji (Horyuji) Temple 法隆寺 in Nara.
Amida triad illustration that was made around 710 A. It depics Amida the Buddha of the Western Pure Land and two bodhisattvas attending him. Eventualy many Japanese Buddhist would solely worship Amida. The paining was burned in 1949 destroying it.