The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei

"The Buddhist Sculptures of Daiho’onji, Kyoto: Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jokei"

Heiseikan Special Exhibition Gallery 3 & 4  October 2, 2018 (Tue) - December 9, 2018 (Sun)

  
Standing Jundei Kannon Bosatsu (Cundi) (detail), by Higo Jokei, Kamakura period, dated 1224, Daiho'onji, Kyoto (Important Cultural Property)

Daiho’onji is an ancient temple that has stood in northern Kyoto since the early 13th century, the beginning of the Kamakura period. This exhibition will feature masterpieces of Kamakura-period sculpture such as the principle object of worship at Daiho’onji, the Sakyamuni Buddha–an image that is normally hidden from view–by Gyokai, a disciple of the renowned sculptor Kaikei; the Ten major disciples of Buddha by Kaikei; and the Six manifestations of Avalokitesvara by Higo Jokei.