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The Saint Kūya and Rokuharamitsuji Temple

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The Saint Kūya and Rokuharamitsuji Temple

Mar 1 at 9:30 am - May 8 at 5:00 pm

¥1,600

The year 2022 marks the 1050th anniversary of the death of the Buddhist saint Kūya. The oldest surviving sculpture of Kūya is said to be the principal image of Rokuharamitsuji Temple (called Saikōji Temple at the time of its founding) in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto. This realistic image, which shows Kūya chanting the devotional Nembutsu phrase while walking, was carved by Kōshō, son of the master sculptor Unkei. Rokuharamitsuji is also closely connected to Unkei’s pupils, and home to a sculpture of the Seated Jizō Bosatsu by Unkei himself.


The Saint Kūya and Rokuharamitsuji Temple
 brings together masterpieces of Buddhist sculpture from the Heian and Kamakura periods, including Kōshō’s image of Kūya, Four Deva Kings carved at the time of the founding of Rokuharamitsuji, and a Jizō sculpture said to have been carved by the master sculptor Jōchō.

 


The Saint Kūya and Rokuharamitsuji Temple

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Start:
Mar 1 at 9:30 am
End:
May 8 at 5:00 pm
Cost:
¥1,600
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Website:
https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=2129&lang=en

Organizer

Tokyo National Museum
Phone:
050-5541-8600
Website:
https://www.tnm.jp/

Venue

Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Uenokoen
Taito, Tokyo 110-8712 Japan
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Phone:
050-5541-8600
Website:
www.tnm.jp