200th Anniversary of the Artist’s Birth: Kazunobu Kano’s Five Hundred Arhats

Zojoji Temple

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A two-part exhibition of 40 of the “The 500 Arhats” scrolls, a series of 100 Buddhist paintings by Kazunobu Kano (1816–1863) held in the collection of Zojoji Temple. These works have been much discussed in Japan and America following displays at the Edo-Tokyo Museum immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 and the Smithsonian in 2012. In addition to the scrolls themselves, this event observing Kazunobu Kano’s 200th birth anniversary in 2016 presents carefully preserved documents, including diaries and sketches donated to the temple by the artist’s grandson, and a wooden stature of Kazunobu Kano in the “Zojoji Temple Treasures Exhibition Room.”

Part 1 (Scrolls 21–40): Oct. 7 (Wed)–Dec. 27 (Sun)
Part 2 (Scrolls 41–60): Jan. 1 (Fri)–Mar. 13 (Sun)

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Schedule

from October 07, 2015 to March 13, 2016
Exhibition Hours: 10:00–16:00. Closed on Tuesdays, except for public holiday Tuesdays (closed the following Wednesdays). Closed from December 28th through December 31st.

Artist(s)

Kazunobu Kano

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