“Life and Prayer, Kannon Sculptures from Nagahama”

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The area around the northern shores of Lake Biwa is famed for its rich array of Kannon sculptures which may be observed across various temples of the region, with fine examples from the Heian period being particularly prevalent in Nagahama city, Shiga prefecture, local people continuing to care for the statues even after the temples themselves have disappeared. This exhibition hosts 20 examples of the sculptures from the “Land of Kannon” and places them in context with the worship and prayers of local residents.

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Gallery Talk
Date: 3/29(Sat), 4/5(Sat), 4/12(Sat) 14:00- (approx 20 minutes), 4/11(Fri) 18:00-(approx 20 minutes)

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Date: 4/6(Sun) 14:00-
Venue: Tokyo University of the Arts Central Building 1F #1 Lecture Room
Museum entrance ticket required.

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from March 21, 2014 to April 13, 2014

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