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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery

108 (One Hundred Eight)

TAKESHI TAMAI, Toe,• 2003.• Mixed media.• Courtesy of Ms. Carol D. Westfall and ISE Cultural Foundation.

Buddhism and its manifestations are ubiquitous in Asian countries such as Japan, Korea and China, even though Christianity or Shintoism may command more followers. A traditional folk belief-system retaining loosely interpreted traits, Buddhism's influence lies dormant throughout various aspects of Asian culture. Buddhist art once dominated the visual arts spectrum in these countries; in some phases the high • form of plastic arts existed solely for religious purposes. In…

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