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Special Exhibition <br>Kanshin-ji and Kongō-ji, Two Temples of Kawachinagano: Esoteric Buddhist Art and the Legacy of the Southern Court

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General Information

Advanced ticket reservations for this exhibition are not required. Exhibition dates are also subject to change. Updated information will be posted on this website and on the museum's official Twitter feed, so please check the latest information before visiting the museum in person.

Exhibition Title

Special Exhibition
Kanshin-ji and Kongō-ji, Two Temples of Kawachinagano: Esoteric Buddhist Art and the Legacy of the Southern Court

Period

July 30–September 11, 2022
The exhibition has two installations:
Part I: July 30–August 21, 2022
Part II: August 23–September 11, 2022

Venue

Kyoto National Museum, Heisei Chishinkan Wing (2F, 1F)

Transportation

JR, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, Hankyu Railway, City Bus

Closed

Mondays

Special Exhibition Hours

Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday: 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Entrance Until 5:00 p.m.)
Friday, Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (Entrance until 7:30 p.m.)

Special Exhibition Admission
Adult 1,200 yen
University Student 600 yen
High School Student 300 yen
  • Admission fee includes admission to all galleries in the Heisei Chishinkan Wing.
  • Please show student ID for student admission.
  • Admission is free for junior high school students and other youths age 0–15, visitors with disabilities and one caretaker. Please show ID.
  • Admission is reduced by 400 yen for Campus Members (including faculty) able to produce ID.
Audio Guide

TBD

Organized by

Kyoto National Museum

Co-organized by

The Kyoto Shimbun Co., Ltd.

In Conjunction with

Kawachinagano City, Kawachinagano City Board of Education, Rekishi Kaido Promotional Council

Description of Exhibition

The city of Kawachinagano in southern Osaka prefecture long prospered as a crossroads connecting travelers from Kyoto with roads leading to the sacred Mount Kōya. This area is home to the ancient temples Kanshin-ji and Kongō-ji, centers of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism that reflect the region’s abundant religious and cultural history. During the years of contested imperial rule known as the Nanbokuchō period (1333–1392), the area was also the temporary residence of Emperor Go-Murakami and the Southern Court’s loyalist forces, including the famous warrior Kusunoki Masashige.
Between 2016 and 2020, the Kyoto National Museum conducted extensive surveys that inventoried the collections of these two temples. Building on the museum’s findings, this exhibition introduces a wide range of well-known masterpieces as well as newly discovered temple treasures that shed new light on the richly layered history and culture of Kawachinagano.

National Treasure. Sun and Moon Landscape of the Four Seasons. Amanosan Kongō-ji Temple, Osaka

National Treasure
Sun and Moon Landscape of the Four Seasons (right screen)
Amanosan Kongō-ji Temple, Osaka

Important Cultural Property. Seated Buddha Traditionally Known as Hōshō (Ratnasambhava). Kanshin-ji Temple, Osaka; Photo by Kanai Morio, courtesy of Bijutsuin

Important Cultural Property
Seated Buddha Traditionally Known as Hōshō (Ratnasambhava)
Kanshin-ji Temple, Osaka;
Photo by Kanai Morio, courtesy of Bijutsuin

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