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Meher McArthur

Meher McArthur

Meher McArthur is an Asian art curator, writer, and educator with a specialty in Japanese art based in the Los Angeles area. She is the Art and Cultural Director for JAPAN HOUSE Los Angeles. She has curated over 20 exhibitions on aspects of Asian art for museums and galleries in the United States. Her publications include Reading Buddhist Art: An Illustrated Guide to Buddhist Signs and Symbols (Thames & Hudson, 2002), The Arts of Asia: Materials, Techniques, Styles (Thames & Hudson, 2005), and Confucius: A Biography (Quercus, London, 2010; Pegasus Books, New York, 2011), Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami (with Robert J. Lang, Tuttle, 2012) and New Expressions in Origami Art (Tuttle, 2017). She also wrote the children's book An ABC of What Art Can Be (The Getty, 2010). Buddhist Art is published occasionally.

Deconstructing Daruma

The 5th/6th century Buddhist monk Bodhidharma is considered the founder and patriarch of meditational Buddhism, known as dhyana in Sanskrit, Chan in Chinese, and Zen in Japanese. Although he was revered

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The Joy of Giving

On 5 October 2012 we had a house fire. My husband, our then-7-year-old son, and I were out of town when we got the call.

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Hiroshima’s Hibaku Jizo

In Japanese temples or along the sides of roads, small stone statues of the Buddhist deity Jizo are a common sight. According to Japanese Buddhist

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