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Commemorating the 650th Memorial Year of the Founder, Muso Daishi
Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji

Commemorating the 650th Memorial Year of the Founder, Muso Daishi
Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji / Heiseikan Special Exhibition Galleries   January 20, 2009 (Tue) - March 1, 2009 (Sun)

 Image of ""Kanzan", by Shuho Myocho (Daito Kokushi), Kamakura period, 1329, National Treasure, Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto" 
"Kanzan", by Shuho Myocho (Daito Kokushi), Kamakura period, 1329, National Treasure, Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto

Features art treasures from Myoshinji, one of the major Zen temples in kyoto, and its sub-temples, revealing the flourishing Zen culture of each historical period, particularly from Kamakura (1192-1333) to Edo (1603-1868). This exhibition is held in association with the commemoration of the 650th memorial year of the founding priest, Muso Daishi.

 General Information
Period Tuesday, January 20 - Sunday, March 1, 2009
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)
Hours 9:30 - 17:00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Closed Mondays
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 each.
* Advance tickets are on sale at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia (P-code:688-306), Lawson Ticket (L-code:37626), E-Plus and other major playguides, until Monday, January 19, 2009.
* Advance pair tickets (two admissions, 2000yen) are sold at the Museum ticket office (during museum hours) and e-Ticket Pia (P-code:688-442) Lawson Ticket (L-code: 37626) until Monday, January 19, 2009.
* Special exhibition "FUKUZAWA Yukichi : Living the Future" (Saturday, January 10 - Sunday, March 8, 2009, Hyokeikan) requires a separate admission fee. A total of 100yen discount will apply to day tickets when both special exhibitions are seen on the same day.
Access 10 minutes' walk from JR Ueno Station (Park exit) and Uguisudani Station
15 minutes' walk from Keisei Ueno Station, Tokyo Metro Ueno Station and Tokyo Metro Nezu Station
Organizers Tokyo National Museum, Myoshinji, The Yomiuri Shimbun
With the support of The Agency for Cultural Affairs
With the Sponsorship of Nozaki Insatsu Shigyo Co., LTD.
With the Special Assistance of Hanazono University
With the Assistance of Rinzaikai, Japan Airlines
General Inquiries 03-5777-8600 (Hello Dial: in Japanese)
Exhibition Official Website http://www.myoshinji2009.jp/
The website has closed with the end of the exhibition.
 Related events
Commemorative lecture
  1. Saturday, January 24, 2009, 13:30 - 15:30, Heiseikan, Auditorium 
Title: "Zen Painting"
Lecture by: Fukushima Tsunenori (Professor, Department of Cultural Heritage Faculty of Letters, Hanazono University)
Title: "It Has a Strong Depriving Function"
Lecture by: Abe Kousan (President, Hanazono University)

 
  2. Saturday, February 14, 2009, 13:30 - 15:30, Heiseikan, Auditorium 
Title: "The Charm of Myoshinji School Zen Calligraphy from the Early Pre-modern Period"
Lecture by: Maruyama Naokazu, Assistant Curator of Calligraphy
Title: "On Zen Buddhism"
Lecture by: Matsubara Tetsumyo (Head Priest, Ryogenji Temple)
Ceremonial Tea Services (complimentary) 
  Thursday, February 12, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Time: 10:00 - 16:00(while servings last)
Venue: Heiseikan, Lounge
Free with ticket of Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji
Zen Meditation Experiences
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Time: 11:00-(reception at Heiseikan Lounge from 9:30), 14:00-(reception at Heiseikan Lounge from 12:00)
Limit: 40persons per session
Venue: Kujokan
Free with ticket of Masterpieces of Zen Culture from Myoshinji
Zen Talks 
  Thursday, January 22, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Time: 11:00-, 13:00-, 15:00-
Venue: Heiseikan, Auditorium
 Exhibitions held simultaneously
FUKUZAWA Yukichi : Living the Future
Hyokeikan; Honkan Room T2, Saturday, January 10 - Sunday, March 8, 2009
Requires a separate admission fee.
This exhibition showcases the founder Fukuzawa Yukichi's active involvement across a wide range of fields and the history of his school, together with artworks collected by former pupils who went on to become successful leaders in the worlds of business and industry.
New Year's Celebration at the Tokyo National Museum
Friday, January 2 - Sunday, January 25, 2009
*Free with Museum admission
Celebrating the New Year 2009, the Tokyo National Museum will open from January 2. The New Year features the year's zodiac sign ox, and the museum will host various family events.
 Next venue
Kyoto National Museum : Tuesday, March 24 - Sunday, May 10, 2009
 Major Works on Display
Kanzan   "Kanzan"
By Shuho Myocho
Kamakura period, dated 1329
National Treasure
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit through February 8, 2009)
Portrait of Emperor Hanazono   Imperial Testament
Portrait of Emperor Hanazono
Inscription by Retired Emperor Gohanazono
Nanbokucho period, 14th century
Important Cultural Property
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit through February 8, 2009)
  Imperial Testament
By Emperor Hanazono
Nanbokucho period, dated 1347
Important Cultural Property
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit from February 10, 2009)
Letter of Donation   Portrait of Nun Ritei
Letter of Donation
By Ritei
Muromachi period, dated 1509
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
  Portrait of Nun Ritei
Muromachi period, dated 1533
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit from February 10, 2009)
Temple Bell   Catching a Catfish with a Gourd
Temple Bell
Asuka period, dated 698
National Treasure
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
  Catching a Catfish with a Gourd
By Josetsu
Inscriptions by 31 priests including Daigaku Shusu
Muromachi period, 15th century
National Treasure
Taizoin Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit from February 10, 2009)
Lidded Containaer with Chrysanthemum Arabesques   Toy Boat
Lidded Container with Chrysanthemum Arabesques
Korea, Goryeo dynasty, 13th - 14th century
Keishunin Temple, Kyoto
  Toy Boat
Owned by Toyotomi Sutemaru
Azuchi-Momoyama period, 16th century
Important Cultural Property
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
Dragon and Tiger   Dragon and Tiger
Dragon and Tiger
By Kano Sanraku
Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo period, 16th - 17th century
Important Cultural Property
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit through February 8, 2009)
Flowering Plants   Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants
By Kaiho Yusho
Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo period, 16th-17th century
Important Cultural Property
Myoshinji Temple, Kyoto
(On exhibit from February 10, 2009)
Bodhidharma   Bodhidharma(J.,Daruma)
By Hakuin Ekaku
Edo period, dated 1751
Shojuji Temple, Aichi
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