Friday, February 23, 2018
Treasures from Ninnaji Temple and Omuro
Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku,
Jan 16, 2018 To Mar 11, 2018
Detail: Ninnaji, the head temple of the Omuro branch of the Shingon sect, was founded by the devotion of Emperor Koko in 886 (Ninna 2), and was completed under the following Emperor Uda in 888 (Ninna 4). Following generations of emperors became followers of the temple. Today, the temple is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as one of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto.” This exhibition features treasures of Ninnaji, together with Buddhist sculptures and other precious artifacts preserved at temples of the Omuro branch.