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Zen Treasures from the Kyoto Gozan Temples

Zen Treasures from the Kyoto Gozan Temples / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   July 31, 2007 (Tue) - September 9, 2007 (Sun)

  
Seated figure of Mukan Fumon
Important Cultural Property Kamakura period, 13th century, Ryogin'an, Kyoto

"Kyoto Gozan" indicates the leading temples of Zen Buddhism:including Nanzenji,Tenryuji, Shokokuji, Kenninji, Tofukuji, and Manjuji; ranked in accordance to the Chinese system. This exhibition features the flourish of Zen culture during the Kamakura through Muromachi period (13th - 16th centuries).

 General Information
Period Tuesday, July 31 - Sunday, September 9, 2007
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Fridays until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, August 13, 2007)
Admissions Adult 1,500 (1,300/1,200)yen
University and high school students 900 (700/600)yen
Elementary and junior high school students are admitted free.
* Prices shown in ( ) indicate advance/group (more than 20 persons) discount 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 July 30, 2007.
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, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.
With the special support of Shokokuji Temple
Sponsorship NEC Corporation, Central Japan Railway Company, Citigroup, Nikko Cordial Corporation.
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website kyoto-5zan.jp
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Related lecture (In Japanese)
  Themed Lecture
"Culture in the Kyoto Gozan Temples"
  1."Gozan School Sculptures"
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, June 9, 2007, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Asami Ryusuke, Curator of Japanese Sculpture
  2."Paintings in the Kyoto Gozan Temples"
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, June 30, 2007, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Kunigo Hideaki, Curator of Japanese Painting
  3."The Muromachi Shogunate Diplomacy and Kyoto Gozan Temples"
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, July 14, 2007,13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Hashimoto Yu, Associate Professor, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Letters
  4."The Arts & Science and Gozan Temple Priests"
Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, July 28, 2007, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Tarashima Satoshi, Curator of Japanese History
  Commemorative lecture
"History and Culture of the Kyoto Gozan Temples"
  Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, August 4, 2007, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Asami Ryusuke, Curator of Japanese Sculpture
"Zen Landscapes"
  Auditorium, Heiseikan
Saturday, August 25, 2007, 13:30 - 15:00
Lecture by: Arima Raitei, Chief abbot of the Shokokuji Branch of the Rinzai Zen School
 Next Venue
Kyushu National Museum : Tuesday, January 1 - Sunday, February 24, 2008
 Major Works on Display
1. From Combined Zen to Pure Zen
Seated figure of Mukan Fumon
  Seated figure of Mukan Fumon
Important Cultural Property
Kamakura period, 13th century
Ryogin'an, Kyoto
Seated figure of Chikotsu Daie
  Seated figure of Chikotsu Daie
Important Cultural Property
Kamakura period, 14th century
Hokokuji, Ehime
Calligraphy (On a snowy night)
  Calligraphy (On a snowy night)
By Issan Ichinei
Important Cultural Property
Kamakura period, dated 1315
Ken'ninji, Kyoto
(On exhibit from August 21, 2007)
2. Rise of the Muso School
Portrait of Muso Soseki
  Portrait of Muso Soseki
By Muto Shui
Inscription by Muso Soseki
Important Cultural Property
Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Myochi'in, Kyoto
(On exhibit from August 21, 2007)
Death Poem
  Death Poem
By Shun'oku Myoha
Important Cultural Property
Nanbokucho period, dated 1388
Rokuoin, Kyoto
(On exhibit through August 19, 2007)
Kujo Kesa (Monk's Robe)
  Kujo Kesa (Monk's Robe)
Used by Mukyoku Shigen
Yuan dynasty, 13th - 14th century
Jisai'in, Kyoto
(On exhibit from August 28, 2007)
3. The Shogunal Family and the Gozan Priests
Portrait of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
  Portrait of Ashikaga Yoshimitsu
By Tosa Yukihiro
Inscription by Ashikaga Yoshimochi
Important Cultural Property
Muromachi period, dated 1408
Rokuonji, Kyoto
(On exhibit through August 19, 2007)
Imperial Rescript from Ming Emperor Yongle
  Imperial Rescript from Ming Emperor Yongle
Important Cultural Property
Ming dynasty, dated 1407
Shokokuji, Kyoto
(On exhibit from August 21, 2007)
4. Literary Arts of the Gozan Temples
Reading in Bamboo Grove Study Reading in Bamboo Grove Study
 (detail)
  Reading in the Bamboo Grove Study
Attributed to Shubun
Preface by Jikuun Toren
Poetic inscriptions by Kosei Ryuha and four other monks
National Treasure
Muromachi Period, 15th century
Tokyo National Museum

 
Landscape, Landscape
 (detail)
  Landscape
By Sesshu Toyo
Preface by Sesshu Toyo and inscriptions by Getto Shukyo and five other monks
National Treasure
Muromachi period, dated 1495
Tokyo National Museum
(On exhibit through August 19, 2007)

 
>Diary Chronicles of the Inryoken Household   Daily Chronicles of the Inryoken Household
Muromachi period, dated 1567
Tokyo National Museum

 
5. Buddhist Paintings and Sculpture of the Gozan Temples
Seated Shaka Nyorai with Standing Kasho and Anan
  Seated Shaka Nyorai with Standing Kasho and Anan
Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Shokokuji, Kyoto
Hanshan
  Hanshan
By Reisai
Important Cultural Property
Muromachi period, 15th century
Daitokyu Kinen Bunko, Tokyo
(On exhibit through August 13, 2007)