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VR program ”KUKAI The origin of Japanese esoteric Buddhism ”

The “Prayer Form” created by Kobo Daishi Kukai, to express the ultimate teachings that can’t be put into words.

In the year 804, Kukai visited Tang (China) to study to become the legitimate heir to the esoteric Buddhist orthodoxy. He later brought these saving teachings back to Japan. Entrusted with the Toji temple by the Emperor in 823, the building at the center of esoteric Buddhist teaching was constructed into an auditorium. Inside of this auditorium Kukai built a world to convey the ultimate teachings that can’t be put into words. The Mandala enlightenment represented by this Toji temple auditorium, considered a masterpiece of exoteric Buddhist sculpture, can be fully unlocked through VR.

 

* English and Chinese audio guide available (Free)
* During the special exhibition [Tuesday, March 26 - Sunday, June 2], additional screenings will be shown at 17:00 and 18:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.

 

Date
March 27, 2019 (Wed) - June 30, 2019 (Sun)   (Every Wed,Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun,Holiday)
Time
(Wed, Thu, Fri): 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
(Sat, Sun, Holidays): 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 
*Admission starts 5minites prior to screening.
*You may not enter mid-way through the program.
Venue
Toyokan-TNM&TOPPAN Museum Theater
Supervision of
Tokyo National Museum, Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple (To-ji Temple)
Production of
Toppan Printing Co.,Ltd.
Running time
about 35 min.
Capacity
90
Fee
High school students and above: 500yen
*University students and above require a museum admission ticket.
Elementary and junior high school students: 300yen
Pre-school children and persons with disability and one person accompanying them: Free

Regular Exhibition Set Ticket
*Sold only at the front entrance ticket counter
Adults: 1000yen
University students: 800yen
Ticket purchase
In front of the theater or at the front entrance ticket counter
*Admission at the front entrance ticket counter ends 15 minutes prior to screening. Admission at the front of the theater ends at screening time.
Inquiries
3-5777-8600(Hello Dial)