Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room T2
April 25, 2017 (Tue) - June 4, 2017 (Sun)
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.