Feature Exhibition: Treasures of Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple

General Information

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.)
Admission -August 7-September 2, 2018:
Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)

-September 4-9, 2018, the Period of Partial Closures*:
Adult 260 yen (210 yen)
Univ. Student 130 yen (110 yen)
*Partial Closures: The painting galleries(2nd floor) and the Sculpture gallery(1st floor) are open for viewing. The 3rd floor galleries and other 1st floor gallery are closed.

(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 Liu Haichan and Li Tieguai, by 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.

The descriptions of each gallery room are:
【Gallery 2F-1】Part I: Teachings of the Patriarchs
【Gallery 2F-2】Part II: The Pure Land
【Gallery 2F-3】Part II: The Pure Land
【Gallery 2F-4】Part II: The Pure Land / Part III: Gifted Treasures
【Gallery 2F-5】Part III: Gifted Treasures

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