General Information

Exhibition Title In Commemoration of the 100th Daizō-e Exhibition The Eastward Expansion of Buddhism: Art of the Buddhist Canon
Period July 29 - September 6, 2015
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries)
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.
Organized by Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto Bukkyō Kakushu-Gakkō Rengōkai

Images from the Exhibit

The Daizō-e is an exhibition of Buddhist art and manuscripts organized by Kyoto's Buddhist universities that has been held annually in Kyoto since 1915 (Taishō 4). The name Daizō-e honors the the Taishō Daizōkyō, a massive compendium of all the scriptures in the Buddhist canon (tripiṭaka), which began publication during the Taishō era (1912–1926). In honor of the centennial anniversary of the Daizō-e, the Kyoto National Museum is holding a major exhibition of manuscripts as well as paintings and objects, all of which further our understanding of the history of the spread of Buddhism throughout Asia.

Imperial Odes to the Buddha, Poems on Searching for the Source (Important Cultural Property, Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto)
Imperial Odes to the Buddha, Poems on Searching for the Source
(Important Cultural Property, Nanzen-ji Temple, Kyoto)
Bodhidharma From The Six Patriarchs (Important Cultural Property, Myoshin-ji Temple)
Bodhidharma From The Six Patriarchs
(Important Cultural Property, Myōshin-ji Temple)

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