Daiho’onji in Kyoto is an ancient temple more commonly known as Senbon Shakado. It was founded by the Buddhist monk, Giku, in the Kamakura period in 1220 (Jokyu 2). The temple was gradually established through the cooperation of many people, and it later enjoyed great social status when it was designated a temple for the imperial family, by order of the emperor.
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.

  • Title

    The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei
  • Period

    Tuesday, October 2 – Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Venue

    Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
    http://www.tnm.jp/?lang=en13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan
  • Direction

    10 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
    Click here for details.
  • Closed

    Mondays (Except for Monday, October 8) and Tuesday, October 9
  • Opening Hours

    Fridays, Saturdays, October 31 and November 1 until 21:00
    (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
  • Admission
    (tax included)

    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 by

    Tokyo National Museum   /  
    Daiho’onji   /  
    The Yomiuri Shimbun
  • With the Sponsorship of

    TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION  /  Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
  • General Inquiries

    03-5777-8600(Hello Dial)