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Museum evening: Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

Hosted by the Consul of the Tokyo Culture Talk at Café Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 04 Nov 18:00 - 21:00

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"Museum evening: Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture exhibition"

Tentative Programme:
18: Protected content together at the museum shop near the ticket booth of the museum
18: Protected content Unkei - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture exhibition
20: Protected content Relax at the Museum Cafe (Run by Hotel Okura)
You can order either coffee/tea only or a full meal at the cafe.

<About the exhibition>

In Japan, no Buddhist sculptor is better known than Unkei. With his extraordinary artistic talent, he led a new era in sculptural expression, creating realistic works that appear before the viewer as though they were alive. For this Special Exhibition, Unkei’s masterpieces have been brought together from across Japan. These include works from Kohfukuji temple in Nara, with which he had close relations. In addition to presenting an overview of Unkei’s life as a sculptor, the origins of Unkei’s remarkable style and its transmission will also be explored through the inclusion of works by his father, Kokei, as well as his sons, Tankei and Koben.

For further details in English:
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If the special exhibition is too crowded to enter, we may opt for the regular exhibitions, for which the entrance fee is JPY 620.

I look forward to seeing you at the museum.

Best wishes,

Mahito KATO