Suntory Museum of Art "Treasures of Chishakuin, Kyoto" Exhibition
Chishakuin, located in Higashiyama, Kyoto, is the head temple of the Shingon sect Chizan school, which began with Kobo Daishi Kukai (774~835), and has about 3,000 Sueji temples nationwide. It inherited the legal rule of Kokyo Daishi Awakening (1095~1143), who is said to be the founder of Koyasan Nakaoki, and was founded in the middle of the Muromachi period in the mountain of Neraiji Temple in Kii Province, which later flourished. It declined temporarily under the administration of Toyotomi Hideyoshi during the Tensho period, but after receiving a donation from Tokugawa Ieyasu, it was revived in its current location in the early Edo period. Shounzen Temple, originally built to mourn the bodhi of Hideyoshi's fallen son, Tsurumatsu (Abandoned), was originally located here, and the famous golden blue barrier paintings painted by Count Hasegawa (1539~1610) and his son Kuzo (1568~93) have been carefully protected and handed down to this day under the generous protection of Chishakuin.
This exhibition will be the first time that barrier paintings known to everyone, such as the national treasures "Maple Maple" and "Cherry Blossom Drawing," will be exhibited simultaneously outside the temple, and will be a valuable opportunity to experience the gorgeous lyrical beauty of the Momoyama period. In addition to the national treasure "Kongo Sutra" and the important cultural property "Peacock Myeongwang Statue", precious masterpieces of Buddhist art that majesty the Buddhist hall and the "Women's Cafe Map" by Domoto Impression (1891~1975), which represents the modern Kyoto art world, will be exhibited in one place.
*Open until 8 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday, January 8 *Last admission 30 minutes before closing
*Opening hours are subject to change. Please check the website for the latest information.
|Holiday||Tuesdays (except until 6pm on January 17), December 30 (Fri) ~ January 1 (Sun)|
|Transportation||・Toei Subway Oedo Line Directly connected from Roppongi Station Exit 8|
・Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line Directly connected from Roppongi Station via underground passage
・Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line About 3 minutes walk from Nogizaka Station Exit 3
・Toei Bus (Shibuya departure) Toei 01 "Roppongi Ekimae" get off at "Roppongi Station" and walk about 2 minutes
・Chibasu (Akasaka Route) "Roppongi 7-chome", get off at "Hinokicho Park" and walk about 1 minute
|Admission||・Same-day tickets: General 1,500 yen, university and high school students 1,000 yen, junior high school students and younger free|
・Advance tickets: General 1,300 yen, University and high school students 800 yen
*Available at Suntory Museum of Art reception, Suntory Museum of Art official online ticket, Lawson ticket, and Seven ticket
* Advance tickets will be sold from September 14 (Wed) to November 29 (Wed) * Tickets will be sold at the Suntory Museum of Art reception only on opening days.