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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 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.

 

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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