|Exhibition Title||Feature Exhibition
Treasures of Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple
|Period||August 7, 2018－September 9, 2018|
|Venue||Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 2F-1, 2, 3, 4, 5|
|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||Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (Entrance Until 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Entrance until 8:30 p.m.)
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
The temple of Chion-ji, located at the Hyakumanben intersection on the east side of Kyoto, is one of the seven major Pure Land (Jōdo Shū) Buddhist temples established by the sect's founding priest Hōnen (1133–1212). The name Chion-ji, "Temple of Wisdom and Blessings," came from its second abbot Genchi (1183–1239). Chion-ji is home to numerous important works of art, including the Chinese masterpiece Hama and Tieguai, by Southern Song–Yuan dynasty painter Yan Hui, which is an Important Cultural Property of Japan. This exhibition includes findings from the Kyoto National Museum's recent inventory of Chion-ji's collections. Enjoy the artistic treasures of Pure Land Buddhism, a religious tradition with deep roots in Kyoto.