The Tokugawa Shoguns and Kyoto: Treasures from Chion-in and Other Temples and Shrines

General Information

Exhibition Title The Tokugawa Shoguns and Kyoto: Treasures from Chion-in and Other Temples and Shrines
Period June 14, 2016 - July 18, 2016
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Glleries 1F-2,3
Transportation JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus / Map
Closed Closed on Monday
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.
Museum Hours 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Admission Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.

Images from the Exhibit

Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542–1616), the first shogun of early modern Japan, is most closely associated with Edo (present day Tokyo), where he established a new military government. Lesser known is the extent to which Ieyasu and other Tokugawa shoguns patronized temples and shrines in Kyoto—long the stronghold of Ieyasu’s rival warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537–1598). This exhibition, four hundred years after Ieyasu’s death at age 75, examines how rulers of the new Tokugawa regime protected and supported religious institutions in the ancient capital. It introduces this history through important artworks from Kyoto shrines and temples, especially the major temple of Chion-in, including a pair of seated portrait sculptures of Tokugawa Ieyasu and his son Hidetada (1579–1632) collectively designated as an Important Cultural Property in 2014.

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