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Buddhist Sculptures from Sensōji Temple

Buddhist Sculptures from Sensōji Temple / Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 14   September 28, 2021 (Tue) - December 19, 2021 (Sun)

 Image of "The Wisdom King Fudō (detail), Heian period, 12th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)" 
The Wisdom King Fudō (detail), Heian period, 12th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)

Kinryūzan Sensōji was founded in the 36th year of the reign of Empress Suikō (628), when two fishermen pulled a Kannon sculpture from the Sumida River. The temple was restored by the Buddhist priest Ennin (794-864) of the Tendai school several centuries later, after which the surrounding Asakusa area also started to flourish.

This exhibition features seventeen Buddhist sculptures from Sensōji Temple that have been entrusted to the Tokyo National Museum. This year marks the 1200th anniversary of the death of Saichō (767-822), the founder of the Tendai school of Buddhism. To commemorate this occasion, we invite you to also view the many treasures passed down by the Tendai school at the special exhibition Commemorating the 1200th Anniversary of Saichō's Death: Buddhist Art of the Tendai School (12 October-21 November), held at the Heiseikan of the Tokyo National Museum.

 Major works in this exhibition
 
 Major works in this exhibition
 
Buddhist Priest, China, Tang dynasty–Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period, 9th–10th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)
The Wisdom King Fudō, Heian period, 12th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)
The Wisdom King Daiitoku, Kamakura period, 13th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)
The Four Heavenly Kings, Kamakura period, 13th century (Sensōji Temple, Tokyo)

 

Pamphlet

Buddhist Sculptures from Sensōji Temple


This pamphlet is also available at the information desk in the Honkan during the exhibition period.

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