The 800th Memorial of Yosai, Roots of Zen: Yosai and the Treasures of Kenninji at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo

25th March - 18th May, 2014 | Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo
The year 2014 marks the 800th memorial of priest Yosai (1141–1215), who founded Kenninji temple, the oldest Zen temple in Kyoto. Yosai disseminated the Zen teachings of the Rinzai sect in Japan.
In commemoration of Yosai's achievements, noted treasures from the Kenninji temple collection, including the screen paintings Wind and Thunder Gods (National Treasure) by Tawaraya Sotatsu, a master painter of the Azuchi-Momoyama to Edo period, will be on exhibit. Treasures owned by the Kenninji sect and by temples associated with Yosai will also be introduced, revealing the cultural accomplishments of Kenninji temple.   official website ››  http://www.tnm.jp/

  • The 800th Memorial of Yosai, Roots of Zen: Yosai and the Treasures of Kenninji at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo   The 800th Memorial of Yosai, Roots of Zen: Yosai and the Treasures of Kenninji at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno Park, Tokyo
      「開山・栄西禅師 800年遠忌 栄西と建仁寺」東京国立博物館(東京都台東区上野公園)

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