The Buddhist Sculptures of Daihō’onji Temple, Kyoto Masterpieces by Kaikei and Jōkei

START: Apr 23, 2019 END: Jun 16, 2019

Founded by the Buddist monk Giku in 1220, Daihō’onji, also known as ‘Senbon Shakadō’, is a temple in Kyoto built during the Kamakura era and home to a number of masterworks of Buddhist sculpture. Holding the works of such prominent figures as Kaikei, Gyōkai and Higo Jōkei, this exhibition marks the first time that the works of all three figures have been shown out of Daihō’onji together, and aims to give a glimpse into the artistic world of the generation of Keiha School Buddhist sculptors after Kaikei and Unkei. Kaikei’s ‘Ten Major Disciples of Buddha’, Gyōkai’s ‘Shaka Nyorai’ and Higo Jōkei’s ‘Six Manifestations of Avalokitesvara’ will all be on 360-degree displays, so feel free to peruse these culturally important properties at your own speed.


• 4/23 (Tue.) ~ 6/16 (Sun.)
• Sun., Tue. ~ Thu.: 9:30~17:00 (last entry 16:30), Fri. & Sat. (Night Museum): 9:30~ 20:00 (last entry 19:30)
• Closed: Mon., 5/7 (*open on 4/29 and 5/6)
• Adv.: adult ¥1,400, HS and college student ¥800, ES and JHS ¥400, Door: adult ¥1,600, HS and college student ¥1,000, ES and JHS ¥600, Night Museum (sold on the day from 17:00): adult ¥1,400, HS and college student ¥800, ES and JHS ¥400
• Kyushu National Museum
4-7-2 Ishizaka, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka

Published: Apr 24, 2019 / Last Updated: Apr 26, 2019

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