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Treasures of Reiunji Temple, Place of Prayer for the Shogunate

Treasures of Reiunji Temple, Place of Prayer for the Shogunate / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2   April 25, 2017 (Tue) - June 4, 2017 (Sun)

  
Miroku (Maitreya) Mandala (detail), Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Reiunji, Tokyo)

Reiunji temple, located in the Yushima area of Tokyo, was founded by the priest Jogon (1639–1702) in the year 1691. Jogon received the patronage of the fifth-generation Tokugawa shogun, Tsunayoshi, and established Reiunji as a temple of the Shingon sect at which the Shogunate could pray for peace in the country. His other accomplishments included writing numerous books on the study of Sanskrit and preaching the importance of upholding the monastic code of conduct. He also ordained many common people and made Reiunji a welcoming place for them. This thematic exhibition presents exquisite objects from Reiunji together with related articles from the Museum’s collection, introducing visitors to the importance of this temple and its treasures, and to the accomplishments of its founding priest, Jogon. 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Mantra of the Buddha Mahavairocana of the Womb Realm in Sanskrit, By Jogon, Edo period, 17th century(Lent by Reiunji, Tokyo)
Mandala of the Two Realms, Edo period, 17th century (Lent by Reiunji, Tokyo)
Miroku (Maitreya) Mandala, Kamakura period, 13th century (Important Cultural Property, Lent by Reiunji, Tokyo)
Annotated Sutras, By Jogon, Edo period, dated 1694 (on exhibit through May 14, 2017)
The Three Elements of Sanskrit (The forms, pronunciations, and meanings of Sanskrit characters) , Compiled by Jogon, Edo period, dated 1682(on exhibit from May 16, 2017)

Pamphlet

幕府祈願所 霊雲寺の名宝
Treasures of Reiunji Temple, Place of Prayer for the Shogunate
(In Japanese)

The pamphlet is distributed in Information, Honkan during the thematic exhibition periods.

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