in The Oxford Companion to World Mythology
January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 59 words.
The Japanese Buddhist version of the great future Buddha, the Bodhisattva Maitreya, is Miroku-bosatsu or, in his future
in A Dictionary of Asian Mythology
January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 77 words.
The Japanese Buddhist (see Japanese Buddhism) version of the great future Buddha, the Bodhisattva (see Bodhisattva)
in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions
January 2000; p ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies. 126 words.
(Skt., ‘loving one’; Pāli, Metteyya; Chin., Mile-fo; Korean, Mitūk; Jap., Miroku).
One of the five earthly buddhas, the embodiment of
in Oxford Art Online
P ublished online January 2003 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 1263 words.
[An Amida Butsu]
(fl Nara area, 1183–1223).
Japanese sculptor. He is associated with the Kei school of Buddhist sculpture and is thought to have been a disciple of...
in Benezit Dictionary of Artists
P ublished online October 2011 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Sculpture and Carving; Religious Art; Buddhist Art; East Asian Art. 214 words.
Japanese, 17th century, male.
Born c. 1628, in Gifu Prefecture; died 1695, in Miroku-ji temple, Gifu Prefecture.
Little is known about the...
P ublished online August 2012 .
Article. Subjects: Buddhism; Tibetan Buddhism; Zen Buddhism. 15230 words.
The Sanskrit epithet Maitreya, or “The Benevolent One” (Pali Metteya; Sinhala Maitrī; Tib. Byam-pa = Jam-pa; Ch. Mi-le; Kor. Mireuk; Japan. Miroku), refers to the next Buddha of our world,...