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TNM & TOPPAN MUSEUM THEATER

VR program “KUKAI The origin of Japanese esoteric Buddhism— Means of true wisdom The Sculpture Mandala of To-ji Temple”

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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 To-ji 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 To-ji temple auditorium, considered a masterpiece of exoteric Buddhist sculpture, can be fully unlocked through VR.

 

Website: TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater

* English audio guide available (Free)

* You may not enter mid-way through the program.

* Screening schedule and capacity are subject to change.

 

Date
October 13, 2021 (Wed) - December 25, 2021 (Sat)   (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
Venue
Asian Gallery (Toyokan)-TNM & TOPPAN Museum Theater
Running time
about 35 min.
Capacity
90
Fee
High school students and above: 600yen
*Regular admission fees apply to persons over 18 (excluding high-school students) and under 70.
Elementary and junior high school students: 300yen
Pre-school children and persons with disability and one person accompanying them: Free
*All visitors must make an online reservation for admission.
Ticket purchase
At the theater entrance
*Admission at the front of the theater ends at screening time.
Supervision of
Tokyo National Museum/Kyo-o-gokoku-ji Temple (To-ji Temple)
Production of
TOPPAN INC.
Inquiries
050-5541-8600(Hello Dial)




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