Byodoin Temple Museum Hoshokan - Past Events

Below is a list of all past events for Byodoin Temple Museum Hoshokan. Current and upcoming events, as well as other details, are available on the venue's page.

  • poster for 1,000 Years of Color – Masterpieces from Byodoin Temple

    1,000 Years of Color – Masterpieces from Byodoin Temple

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2016-01-16 - 2016-03-18

    Byodoin Temple has been amassing a wide array of cultural treasures since the Heian era. This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see some of these masterpieces testifying to the temple’s history. More »

  • poster for Doors to the Holy Land – Crimson and Gold

    Doors to the Holy Land – Crimson and Gold

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2015-10-03 - 2015-12-06

    This exhibit details the materials, methods, and research that went into the creation of a new west-facing doors for Phoenix Hall at Byodoin Temple. More »

  • poster for Tea and Byodoin Temple

    Tea and Byodoin Temple

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    • Media: Graphics
    • 2015-03-27 - 2015-06-04

    Artifacts from Byodoin Temple’s collection trace the little-known history of the temple’s relationship with tea ceremony masters, presenting paintings and crafts that preserve the cultural heritage of...More »

  • Encountering Buddha - The Mark of Connection to Buddhism

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2014-09-28 - 2015-01-17

    The “ 52 wooden Worshiping Bodhisattvas on Clouds” displayed on the wall surface of the Phoenix Hall was created by Jocho, the most highly regarded master sculptor of Buddhist images of the Heian Period,...More »

  • poster for Decorations of Hououdou - A Touch of Gold

    Decorations of Hououdou - A Touch of Gold

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-09-26

    As a result of recent construction work on the Hououdou of Byodoin Temple the historic importance of its roof top globes has been discovered, being dated to the Heian era and here exhibited in their restored...More »

  • poster for “Gifts of the Past - Calligraphy and Painting Inspired by Uji”

    “Gifts of the Past - Calligraphy and Painting Inspired by Uji”

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    • Media: Drawing - Prints
    • 2014-01-18 - 2014-04-18

    Behind the rich advancements of “Westernization” during the Meiji period is hidden a disturbing obliteration of many Buddhist statues and cultural artifacts in the rise of an anti-Buddhist movement. In...More »

  • Hoshokan Conservation Exhibition “Touching Buddha - The Symbol of Kechien”

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2013-09-28 - 2014-01-17

    The statues of Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu which are suspended upon the wall of Hoshokan were created by the studio of famed sculptor Jucho, as was the temples renowned Amida Buddha statue, in a style that allows...More »

  • poster for The Legend of Heavenly Dragon

    The Legend of Heavenly Dragon

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2013-04-27 - 2013-09-27

    The Phoenix Hall of Byodo-in Temple, a World Heritage Site in the Uji region of Kyoto, is home to some of the oldest and largest dragon head tiles in Japan. The tiles have been taken down for the first...More »

  • poster for "Mother-of-Pearl Dynasty's Illusion - The Restoration of Ho-o-do Hogai" Exhibition

    "Mother-of-Pearl Dynasty's Illusion - The Restoration of Ho-o-do Hogai" Exhibition

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    • 2008-04-18 - 2008-06-29

    This exhibition shows an reconstruction of the restored part of Hogai. A thousands years after, the luxurious and gorgeous Heian era is uncovered.More »

  • poster for "Soga Zodiac Night Playing Scene" Exhibition

    "Soga Zodiac Night Playing Scene" Exhibition

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    • Media: Painting
    • 2008-03-08 - 2008-05-11

    The people of the Heian period enabled a story to be dynamic and unique by the use of illustration. At the Tokyo University of the Arts Cultural Preservation Nihonga Research Center, with the representative...More »

  • poster for "Rebirth of New Colors and Beauty" Exhibition

    "Rebirth of New Colors and Beauty" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture
    • 2007-10-20 - 2007-12-16

    Considered as a third dimensional expression of Buddha and the land of Buddhism, Buddhist temples have been unified with the Buddhist ornaments and always decorated with delicate patterns and gorgeous...More »

  • poster for "The Decorative and Circular Beauty - National Treasure 'Enbuta' -" Exhibition

    "The Decorative and Circular Beauty - National Treasure 'Enbuta' -" Exhibition

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    • Media: Architecture - Sculpture
    • 2007-03-31 - 2007-07-31

    Byodoin Temple began the "Heisei Restoration" by renovating numerous national treasures since 2004, including Ho-o-do's sculptures. The Engai (a circular cover with decorative flowers) was the final item...More »

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