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Shaping Faith — Japanese Ichiboku Buddhist Statues

Shaping Faith — Japanese Ichiboku Buddhist Statues / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   October 3, 2006 (Tue) - December 3, 2006 (Sun)

  
Standing Eleven-headed Kannon (detail), National Treasure, Doganji Kannondo, Kogenji, Shiga [On Exhibit November 7 - December 3, 2006]

Features the tradition of carving Buddhist sculptures out of single wood blocks, where the Japanese spiritual belief was combined with Buddhist faith.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, October 3 - Sunday, December 3, 2006
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Fridays and October 31- November 5, 2006 until 20:00
November 28 - 30, December 2 - 3, 2006 until 18:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, October 9, 2006) and Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Admissions Adult 1,500 (1,200/1,100)yen
University and High school students 900 (700/600)yen
Elementary and junior high school students are admitted free.
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance-discount/group (more than 20 persons) tickets.
* Persons with physical or mental disabilities are allowed free entry with one accompanying guest.
* Ticket prices include admission to regular exhibitions.
* Advance Tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, JR East Reservation Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) and View Plaza at major stations, FamilyMart, Sankus, Seven-Eleven, JTB, E-Plus and CN Playguide until October 2, 2006.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, The Yomiuri Shimbun.
Endorsement Agency for Cultural Affairs, Nippon Television Network Corporation
Sponsorship Dainippon Ink and Chemicals Incorporated
Collaboration Nippon Kodo, Advanced System Co., Ltd.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://butsuzo.jp/ (in Japanese)
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Related lecture (In Japanese)
  Lecture Series
Wood Sculpture
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Friday, October 13 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
 About the Exhibition
1. Sandalwood Sculpture
Standing Eleven-headed Guanyin (J. Kannon)
  Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
Important Cultural Property
China, Tang dynasty, 7th century
H: 42.1 cm
Tokyo National Museum
Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
  Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
Important Cultural Property
Nara - Heian period, 8th - 9th century
H: 45.5 cm
Kaijusenji, Kyoto
2. Single-block Sculpture
Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
  Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
National Treasure
Heian period, 9th century
H: 194 cm
Doganji Kannondo, Kogenji, Shiga
[On Exhibit November 7 - December 3, 2006]
Meditating Bodhisattva figure with one leg crossed (thought to be Nyoirin Kannon)
  Meditating Bodhisattva figure with one leg crossed (thought to be Nyoirin Kannon)
National Treasure
Nara - Heian period, 8th - 9th century
H: 88.2 cm
Hobodai-in, Gantokuji, Kyoto
[On Exhibit October 3 - November 5, 2006]
3. Hatchet carving
Yakushi Nyorai with attendants Yakushi Nyorai
  Yakushi Nyorai with attendants
Important Cultural Property
Heian period, 10th century
H: center: 116.6 cm; left: 123.3 cm; right: 123.9 cm
Hojobo, Kanagawa
Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
  Standing Eleven-headed Kannon
Important Cultural Property
Heian period, 11th century
H: 180.7 cm
Gumyoji, Kanagawa
4. Enku and Mokujiki
Standing Eleven-headed Kannon, Standing Dragon King Zennyo, Standing Zenzai Doji
  Standing Eleven-headed Kannon, Standing Dragon King Zennyo, Standing Zenzai Doji
By Enku
Edo period, 17th century
H: Kannon(center): 221.2 cm, Dragon King Zennyo(right): 175.6 cm, Zenzai Doji(left): 174.6 cm
Koka Jinja, Gifu
Seated Thirty-three Kannon figures, Standing Gyoki Bosatsu, Daikokuten
  Seated Thirty-three Kannon figures, Standing Gyoki Bosatsu, Daikokuten
By Mokujiki
Edo period, dated 1803
H: Nyoirin Kannon(center): 244.0, Gyoki Bosatsu, Daikokuten: 120 cm each
Kokuriyama Mokujiki Kannondo, Niigata