Feature Exhibition: Sennyū ji, Imperial Temple
December 13, 2016 - Feburuary 5, 2017

General Information

Exhibition Title Feature Exhibition: Sennyū ji, Imperial Temple
Period December 13, 2016 - Feburuary 5, 2017
Venue Heisei Chishinkan Wing (The Collections Galleries), Galleries 1F-2, 3, 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.
Dec. 26, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017.
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

The vast complex of Sennyū-ji in Kyoto’s Eastern Hills was founded eight centuries ago by the priest Shunjō (1166–1227). Its name, literally “temple of the bubbling spring,” derives from the fresh spring water source within the temple precincts. While Sennyū-ji has long attracted worshipers from all parts of Japanese society, it has especially deep connections with Japan’s imperial family, as evidenced by the nickname Mi-dera, or “Imperial Temple.” This exhibition highlights calligraphy, painting, sculpture, and other objects from Sennyū-ji that exemplify its long and distinguished history.

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