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National Treasures from Yakushi-ji Temple

National Treasures from Yakushi-ji Temple / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   March 25, 2008 (Tue) - June 8, 2008 (Sun)

  
Standing Gakko Bosatsu (Candraprabha) and Standing Nikko Bosatsu (Suryaprabha)
National Treasure
Asuka or Nara Period, 7 or 8 century
Yakushi-ji Temple, Nara
(C) Askaen

Features renowned statues, paintings, and other items from the Yakushi-ji Temple in Nara, the headquarters of the Hosso School of Buddhism.This exhibition is held to commemorate the 1300th anniversary of Heijo-kyo, established in Nara as the national capital.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, March 25 - Sunday, June 8, 2008
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00
Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays until 18:00
March 20 - April 6, 2008 and Fridays until 20:00
June 4 - 8, 2008 until 20:00
(last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays (Except for Monday, April 28; Monday, May 5) (Closed on Wednesday, May 7)
Admissions Adults: 1,500 (1,300/1,200)yen
University students: 1,200 (1,000/900)yen
High school students: 900 (700/600)yen
Junior high school students and under: 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, FamilyMart, CN Playguide, E-Plus, JR East Reservation Ticket Office (Midori-no-madoguchi) and View Plaza at major stations until March 24, 2008.
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, Yakushi-ji Temple, NHK, NHK Promotions, The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the support of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Nara Prefecture, Association for Commemorative Events of the 1300th Anniversary of Nara Heijo-kyo Capital, Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, Saitama Prefectural Board of Education, Chiba Prefectural Board of Education, Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education
With the sponsorship of Oji Paper Co., Ltd., CANON INC., Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (will be renamed as DIC Corporation from 1 April, 2008), TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Mitsumura Printing Company
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://yakushiji2008.jp/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Major Works on Display
1. A Walk Through the Yakushi-ji Temple Grounds
Standing figure of Nikko Bosatsu
(c)Askaen
  Standing figure of Nikko Bosatsu
National Treasure
Asuka(Hakuho era) or Nara period, 7th or 8th century
Height of figure: 317.3cm
Yakushi-ji Kondo(Golden Hall), Nara
Standing figure of Gakko Bosatsu
(c)Askaen
Standing figure of Gakko Bosatsu
(c)Askaen
  Standing figure of Gakko Bosatsu
National Treasure
Asuka(Hakuho era) or Nara period, 7th or 8th century
Height of figure: 315.3cm
Yakushi-ji Kondo(Golden Hall), Nara
Standing Shokannon figure
(c)Askaen
Standing Shokannon figure
(c)Askaen
  Standing Shokannon figure
National Treasure
Asuka(Hakuho era) or Nara period, 7th or 8th century
Height of figure: 188.9cm
Yakushi-ji Toindo(East Hall), Nara
Six painted tablets with deity figures
(c)The Usami Shokakudo Company Limited.
  Six painted tablets with deity figures
By Gyogen
Important Cultural Property
Kamakura period, dated 1295
Yakushi-ji, Yasumigaoka Hachimangu, Nara
Seated Hachiman Triad:Nakatsuhime no mikoto Seated Hachiman Triad:Sogyo Hachiman Seated Hachiman Triad:Sogyo Hachiman
Seated Hachiman Triad: Nakatsuhime no mikoto
National Treasure
Heian period, 9th century
Height of figure: 36.8cm
Yakushi-ji, Yasumigaoka Hachimangu, Nara
Seated Hachiman Triad: Sogyo Hachiman
National Treasure
Heian period, 9th century
Height of figure: 38.8cm
Yakushi-ji, Yasumigaoka Hachimangu, Nara
Seated Hachiman Triad: Empress Jingu
National Treasure
Heian period, 9th century
Height of figure: 33.9cm
Yakushi-ji, Yasumigaoka Hachimangu, Nara
2. The Early Years of Yakushi-ji
Tri-color tashiko jar   Tri-color tashiko jar
Discovered at the East Hall site
Nara period, 8th century
Yakushi-ji, Nara
Molded head of figure   Molded head of figure
Discovered at the Motoyakushi-ji site
Asuka(Hakuho era) period or Nara period, 7th or 8th century
Yakushi-ji, Nara
3. From Genjo Sanzo to Jion Daishi
Portrait of Jion Daishi   Portrait of Jion Daishi
National Treasure
Hanging scroll
Heian period, 11th century
Yakushi-ji, Nara
4. National Treasure Kichijoten
Kichijoten   Kichijoten (Skt.Mahasri)
National Treasure
Nara period, 8th century
Yakushi-ji, Nara