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Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan

Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan
Honkan Room T5   January 14, 2015 (Wed) - April 5, 2015 (Sun)

  
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru), Heian period, 9th century, National Treasure, Shojoji, Fukushima

The northeastern area of Japan, called the Michinoku region, is home to many attractive Buddhist statues. Their faces are filled with a powerful yet gentle human kindness, rather than expressions of enlightened, transcendent beings. This exhibition features representative examples of Buddhist sculpture from Northern Japan.

Highlights of the Exhibition

General Information

Rankings: The Heartfelt Artistic Expression of Buddhist Sculpture from Northern Japan

Highlights of the Exhibition

 

Seated Yakushi Nyorai
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru)
Heian period, 9th century
National Treasure
Shojoji, Fukushima

 
Seated Yakushi Nyorai
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru)
Heian period, 9th century
Important Cultural Property
Sorinji, Miyagi
Photo by:TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM
 
Seated Yakushi Nyorai
Seated Yakushi Nyorai (Bhaisajyaguru)
Heian period, dated 862 (Jogan 4)
Important Cultural Property
Kokusekiji, Iwate
 

 

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十二神将立像
Standing Junishinsho (Twelve Heavenly Generals)
Chushin (Ox General), Inshin (Tiger General), Boshin (Rabbit General) and Yushin (Rooster General)
Kamakura period, 13th century
Important Cultural Property
Honzan Jionji, Yamagata

 

Standing Sho Kannon Bosatsu
Standing Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Arya Avalokitesvara)
Heian period, 11th century
Important Cultural Property
Sorinji, Miyagi
Photo by:TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM
Standing Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu
Standing Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu (Ekadasamukha)
Kamakura period, 14th century
Kyubunhama Kannondo, Miyagi
Photo by:TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM
 

 

Standing Sho Kannon Bosatsu
Standing Sho Kannon Bosatsu (Arya Avalokitesvara)
Heian period, 10th century
Konuma Jinja, Akita
Photo by:TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM

 

 

Standing Shaka Nyorai (Sakyamuni Buddha)
By Enku
Edo period, 17th century
Jorakuji, Aomori
Photo by:Sudo Hirotoshi
 

 

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General Information

Period Wednesday, January 14 - Sunday, April 5, 2015
Venue Honkan Room T5, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
April 4, 5 until 18:00
April 3 until 20:00
(Last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays
(Except for Monday, March 23 and Monday, March 30)
Admission Adults: 1000 (900) yen
University students: 700 (600) yen
High school students:400 (300) yen
Junior high school students and under: Free 
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance and group (more than 20 persons) discount tickets.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each.
* Advance tickets will be on sale at the museum ticket booths (during museum opening hours excluding the last 30 minutes), Lawson Ticket (L-code: 31761), e-Ticket Pia (P-code: 766-411), Seven Ticket (Seven code: 033-533), E-Plus, and other major ticketing agencies from Wednesday, October 15, 2014 to Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
* Special exhibition "Indian Buddhist Art from Indian Museum, Kolkata" (Tuesday, March 17 - Sunday, May 17, 2015, Hyokeikan)  requires a separate admission fee.
Access 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
Organized by
Tokyo National Museum, NHK, NHK Promotions Inc., The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the Support of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Aomori Prefecture, Iwate Prefecture, Miyagi Prefecture, Akita Prefecture, Yamagata Prefecture,  Fukushima Prefecture
With the Sponsorship of Daishinsha Inc.
With the Assistance of Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance Co., Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5405-8686 (Hello Dial)
Exhibition Website http://michinoku2015.jp (In Japanese)
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.