創建1200年記念 特別展「神護寺―空海と真言密教のはじまり」/空海も見つめたご本尊 京都から上野へ/2024年7月17日(水)~9月8日(日)/東京国立博物館 平成館(上野公園)/国宝 両界曼荼羅図(高雄曼荼羅)のうち金剛界(部分) 平安時代・9世紀、国宝 薬師如来立像(部分) 平安時代・8~9世紀、すべて京都・神護寺蔵

Exhibition Overview

Nestled on Mount Takao just northwest of Kyoto, Jingoji Temple is famous for its striking autumn scenery. The site is also known for the critical role it played in the early development of the Shingon school in Japan. Founded in 824 when two existing temples merged, Jingoji became the base of operations for the eminent monk Kūkai (774–835) after he returned from studying esoteric Buddhism in China’s Tang dynasty. The temple houses works with direct ties to this venerated figure, such as the National Treasures Mandala of the Two Realms (Takao Mandala) and Registry of Abhişeka Rite Recipients. Jingoji owns works that predate Kūkai’s activities as well, including a statue of the buddha Yakushi (Skt. Bhaiṣajyaguru) that was originally enshrined in one of the temples that later became Jingoji. Considered a masterwork of sculpture from the early Heian period, it has been designated a National Treasure and will be shown outside temple grounds for the first time in history. Visitors to the exhibition will have the extraordinary opportunity to engage with these and many more sacred treasures preserved for over 1,200 years.

Exhibition Information

Title

Special Exhibition Commemorating the 1,200th Anniversary of Jingoji Temple’s Founding

Jingoji: The Dawn of Shingon Buddhism

Period

July 17–September 8, 2024

  • * Works subject to rotation will not be on view the entire exhibition period.

Venue

Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum (Ueno Park)

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712

Hours

9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

  • * Open until 7:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays (excluding Aug. 30–31)
  • * Last entry 30 minutes to closing

Closed

Every Monday except August 12 (holiday), closed Tuesday, August 13

  • * TNM’s regular exhibitions will be open on August 13.

Organizers

Tokyo National Museum, Takaosan Jingoji Temple, The Yomiuri Shimbun, NHK, and NHK Promotions

With the special sponsorship of

Canon Inc., Daiwa Securities Group, T&D Insurance Group, Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd.

With the sponsorship of

East Japan Railway Company, SHIMIZU CORPORATION, TAKENAKA CORPORATION, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd., MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL CO., INC., MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD., Mitsubishi Corporation

With the special support of

Agency for Cultural Affairs

With the support of

SGC

General Inquiries

(+81)-(0)50-5541-8600 (NTT Hello Dial Service)

150th読売新聞本展の収益の一部は、「紡ぐプロジェクト」における文化財・美術品の修理事業等に充てられます。

Access

Tokyo National Museum

13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712, Japan


  • JR Lines: 10-minute walk from Ueno or Uguisudani Station Tokyo
  • Metro Lines: 15-minute walk from Ueno or Nezu Station
  • Keisei Lines: 15-minute walk from Keisei Ueno Station
Tokyo National Museum(map)

Admission

 

Advance Ticket

Same-Day Ticket

Adults

1,900yen

2,100yen

University Students

1,100yen

1,300yen

High School Students

700yen

900yen


Tickets can be reserved and purchased from the official online ticket.


  • * Reservations are not required. Visitors may have to wait in line to enter during peak hours.
  • * Admission is free for middle school students and younger as well as visitors with disabilities along with one caregiver. Please show ID or other documentation.
  • * Works subject to rotation will not be on view the entire exhibition period.
  • * Senior and group discounts are not offered for this exhibition.
  • * Admission fees include same-day entry to TNM’s regular exhibitions. Visitors may have to wait in line to enter during peak hours.
  • * Tickets to TNM’s regular exhibitions do not include entry to special exhibitions.
  • * One ticket is valid for single-day admission for one visitor.
  • * All ticket sales are final. Tickets cannot be canceled, changed, refunded, or reissued.
  • * Ticket resale is strictly prohibited. The organizers are not liable for problems arising from tickets purchased through unauthorized channels.
  • * Exhibition objects, the exhibition period, opening hours, and other details are subject to change. Please visit the official website for the latest information.