Treasures of Hyakumanben Chion-ji Temple
August 7, 2018 － September 9, 2018
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.)
Closed on Monday
Dec. 25, 2017 – Jan. 1, 2018.
*When Monday is a national holiday, the museum will be opened on Monday and closed on Tuesday.
Adult 520 yen (410 yen)
Univ. Student 260 yen (210 yen)
(Fees in parentheses are for groups of 20+)
*Admission is free for youths of high school age and below.
Kyoto National Museum
Access: 527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0931, Japan
Hours: 9：30 ~ 17：00/Tuesday ~ Thursday and Weekend
9：30 ~ 20：00/Friday（entry up to 30 minutes before closing.）
Closed: Monday(Tuesday if the Monday is a national holiday)
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 Hama and Tieguai, by Southern Song–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.