The Treasures of Engaku-ji

Mitsui Memorial Museum

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Image: "Seiji Hakamagoshikouro" (13th century) Engaku-ji Temple]

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This exhibition presents the history and culture of art in Kamakura Zen temples with a special showcase of the collection of Engaku-ji Temple. Zen Buddhism came to Japan from China in the 11th century during the Kamakura period. Engaku-ji Temple became the center of a flourishing art scene that lead to the creation of exquisite sculptures, paintings, calligraphic scrolls, etc. On display are 110 pieces (including national treasures) from the Engaku-ji collection.

[Related Event]
Special Talk “The Heart of Zen in Modern Times”
Date and Time: 5/18 (Sat) 14:00-16:00
Venue: Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall
Capacity: 500 persons
Fee: ¥2500
*Please visit official website for more information.

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from April 20, 2019 to June 23, 2019

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