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Temporary homecoming after half a century


Japan has temporarily returned to Korea these gilded bronze
statues of Buddha made during the Unified Silla Dynasty (668 AD-935 AD) for exhibition at the National Museum of Korea in central Seoul. The exhibition, called “Echoes of Life, the Enduring Tradition of Unified Silla Sculpture,” opened on Dec. 16 and will last until March 1, 2009. The Buddha statues were taken by a Japanese businessman during Japan’s colonization of Korea and have been preserved at Japan’s Tokyo National Museum. By Park Jong-keun

서울의 국립중앙박물관 전시를 위해 일본이 통일신라시대(668~935년)에 만들어진 금동 불상들을 한국으로 일시적으로 돌려보냈다. “영원한 생명의 울림, 통일신라시대 조각” 전시회는 12월16일부터 시작해서 2009년 3월까지 열린다. 이 불상들은 일제 강점기에 일본 기업인이 수집해 반출했으며 일본의 도쿄 국립박물관에 보관돼 있었다. 박종근 기자
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