Daigoji Temple: A Shingon Esoteric Buddhist Universe in Kyoto

September 19(Wed) - November 11(Sun)

As a center for Shingon Esoteric Buddhism, Kyoto’s Daigoji temple has long been a setting for historic events. In this exhibition, we explore Daigoji’s transformations from the Heian period down to modern times, using rarely shown historical materials and documents, with a primary focus on Buddhist statues and paintings designated as National Treasures or Important Cultural Properties. This will also be an extraordinary opportunity to see historical materials related to the famed cherry blossom viewing at Daigoji held by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1598, together with fusuma paintings and gorgeous depictions of Daigoji in modern art.

Suntory Museum of Art (Galleria 3F)

*Friday, Saturday, September 23 (Sun · Holiday) and October 7 (Sun) Open until 20:00
*Last admission:30 minutes before closing.
*shop × cafe is open during the show

Tuesday (open on November 6 until 18:00)

General 1,500yen
University and High school Students 1,000yen
Junior high school Students and under may enter for free


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