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 travelled to Tang-dynasty China to study Esoteric Buddhism and became 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 esoteric 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.