Buddhist Paintings of Kobe - The Old Settlement × Journey Through Other Worlds

Kobe City Museum
Until May 19
This exhibition introduces the Buddhist paintings held by the Kobe City Museum. Here there are powerful Fudo Myoo and two acolytes, representing the mysteries of the grand universe and mandala. Visitors will also encounter En no Ozunu, the founder of Shugendo, and his oni companions, residing in the mist-covered deep mountains and valleys. Witness the divine guardians protecting the sacred site of Mount Koya. These compassionate Buddhas, embodying the past, present, and future universe, offer forgiveness for all sins. Embark on a solemn journey to the "eternal world of tranquility" preached by the founder of Buddhism, Shakyamuni, 2500 years ago. Immerse yourself in the exotic atmosphere of the former foreign settlement and enjoy a journey through other worlds before modern times.


Now in session

Mar 30 (Sat) 2024-May 19 (Sun) 2024 29 days left

Opening Hours Information

Until 19:30 on Fridays and Saturdays.
Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Open on April 30.
FeeAdults ¥300; University Students ¥150; High School Students & Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 1 Companion Free.
VenueKobe City Museum
Location24 Kyomachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo 650-0034
Access6 minute walk from Kyukyoryuchi-Daimarumae Station on the Kaigan subway line, 10 minute walk from the West exit of JR Sannomiya Station, 10 minute walk from the West exit of Kobe-sannomiya Station on the Hankyu or Hanshin line, 10 minute walk from Sannomiya Station on the Seishin Yamate subway line.
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