The temple’s principal object of worship is a statue of a seated Shaka Nyorai (Sakyamuni Buddha). This is a superlative example of statues by Gyokai, who was the most talented student of the renowned sculptor Kaikei. In attendance upon the Seated Shaka Nyorai (Sakyamuni Buddha) are the statues of 10 Buddhist monks selected from the many disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha. These Ten major disciples of Buddha are known to be statues created by Kaikei in his final years. The temple also preserves a rare example of a complete set of Buddhist statues Roku Kannon Bosatsu (Six manifestations of Avalokitesvara) by Higo Jokei, who was a student of Unkei in his later years.
This exhibition introduces numerous masterpieces of the Keiha school preserved at Daiho’onji temple. With works by Kaikei, who was a contemporary of Unkei, and master sculptors of the post-Unkei generation, the exhibition allows visitors to enjoy a contest between Kamakura-period sculptures.
TitleThe Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei
PeriodTuesday, October 2 – Sunday, December 9, 2018
VenueHeiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
Direction10 minutes’ walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes’ walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
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ClosedMondays (Except for Monday, October 8) and Tuesday, October 9
Fridays, Saturdays, October 31 and November 1 until 21:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Admission Advance / Group
(more than 20 persons)
Admission Adults ￥1,400 ￥1,200/
University students ￥1,000 ￥800/￥800 High school students ￥800 ￥600/￥600
Junior high school students and under: Free
*Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) and other major ticketing agencies from August 24 to October 1, 2018.*Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth). *Tickets to this exhibition include one admission to the regular exhibitions on the date of entry.
Set admission tickets for the exhibitions “Marcel Duchamp and Japanese Art” Admission Advance / Group
(more than 20 persons)
Admission Adults ￥2,000 ￥1,800/
*Set admission tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes) from August 10.
Organized byTokyo National Museum /
The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the Sponsorship ofTOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION / Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
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