Rosenberg Library Exhibits Buddhist Objects

August 16, 2008

Author: Eleanor Clark

Source: The Daily News/The Buddhist Channel,6971,0,0,1,0

During the month of August, the Rosenberg Library will exhibit a collection of Buddhist sacred objects made in Japan during the late 19th century. These items include an amulet, three vajras, a priest’s headdress and three statues of Buddha. A Galveston businessman, Waters Davis, purchased the artifacts in 1890.

That year, Davis made a trip around the world, which included a visit to Japan. These Buddhist ritual objects were purchased at the Third National Industrial Exposition in Tokyo.