Ryukoku Museum - Past Events

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

  • poster for Wonderland of Buddhist Hell Scenes

    Wonderland of Buddhist Hell Scenes

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    • Media: Nihonga
    • 2017-09-23 - 2017-11-12

    Known as a destination of harsh punishment and torture for those who commit a sin, Hell has been a popular topic for a variety of works such as paintings since ancient times. This exhibition follows the...More »

  • poster for Treasures of Pureland Buddhism and Honwangji Temple II

    Treasures of Pureland Buddhism and Honwangji Temple II

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    • Media: Nihonga - Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2017-03-04 - 2017-06-11

    Ryukoku Museum presents Buddhist treasures and gorgeous cultural assets from Honwangji Temple in honor of a ceremony passing down the teachings of Pure Land Buddhism to the 25th head monk. Some 200 displays...More »

  • poster for The Road to Angkor Wat – The Smiles of Buddhas and Gods

    The Road to Angkor Wat – The Smiles of Buddhas and Gods

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    • Media: Sculpture - Crafts
    • 2015-10-10 - 2015-12-20

    Tracing the transformations in the brilliant and mysterious forms of art throughout Southeast Asian history, this exhibition focuses on stone carvings from Cambodia’s Angkor era (early ninth through early...More »

  • poster for The Hiromi Ichida Collection: Visiting the Costumes of the World

    The Hiromi Ichida Collection: Visiting the Costumes of the World

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    • Media: Fashion
    • 2015-05-30 - 2015-07-20

    Displaying rare ethnic costumes from Silk Road Asia, Europe, Africa, and Central and South America from the collection of the fashion critic Hiromi Ichida.More »

  • poster for The Famous Treasures of Shogoin Monzeki Temple - Shugendou and Shouhekiga

    The Famous Treasures of Shogoin Monzeki Temple - Shugendou and Shouhekiga

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    • Media: Sculpture
    • 2015-03-21 - 2015-05-10

    Shogoin Monzeki Temple’s first ever exhibition introduces its history and cultural assets to those who are unfamiliar with its real story. [Related Events] There will be a series of related lectures...More »

  • poster for Buddhist Philosophy and Culture— From India to Japan

    Buddhist Philosophy and Culture— From India to Japan

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    • Media: Graphics - Sculpture
    • 2015-01-09 - 2015-03-31

    Presenting Buddhist statues, paintings, and scriptures that illustrate stories of the lives of Siddhartha, Buddhist art from the Silk Road, and the unique Buddhist ideas that developed within Japan. More »

  • poster for Nirakusou and the Otani Expeditionary Party - The Origin of Silkroad Research and Members’ Thoughts

    Nirakusou and the Otani Expeditionary Party - The Origin of Silkroad Research and Members’ Thoughts

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    • Media: Photography - Talks
    • 2014-10-04 - 2014-11-30

    “Nirakusou” was the name given to a second residence built by Count Ōtani Kōzui (the 22nd Abbot of the West Honganji temple) in 1909, which became the site for a Buddhist Junior High School, a private...More »

  • poster for The Philosophy and Culture of Buddhism— From India to Japan

    The Philosophy and Culture of Buddhism— From India to Japan

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    • Media: Crafts
    • 2014-06-24 - 2014-08-03

    Tracing the 2,500-year journey of Buddhism from its birthplace in India across Asia and to Japan, this exhibition is divided into easy-to-understand sections on “Asian Buddhism” and “Japanese Buddhism.”...More »

  • poster for The World of Buddhist Tibet and the Otani Expedition

    The World of Buddhist Tibet and the Otani Expedition

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture
    • 2014-04-19 - 2014-06-08

    In the early 20th century, when very little was known about Tibet in Japan, Kozui Otani, the 22nd abbot of the Nishi Honganji Temple, led two young scholar monks, Bunkyo Aoki and Tokan Tada, on an expedition...More »

  • poster for “The Philosophy and Culture of Buddhism - From India to Japan”

    “The Philosophy and Culture of Buddhism - From India to Japan”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Crafts
    • 2014-03-01 - 2014-03-30

    Tracing the journey of Buddhism from India to Japan and its development over 2500 years as reflected in numerous images of the Buddha, scriptures translated into a multitude of languages and stories shared...More »

  • poster for “From India to Japan - Part 2”

    “From India to Japan - Part 2”

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    • Media: Sculpture - Product - Ceramics
    • 2013-11-09 - 2014-02-02

    Tracing the 2500 year history of Buddhism this exhibition follows the trail of this religion from India to Japan and celebrates the diverse embodiments of this belief across Asia.More »

  • poster for The Art and Ceremony of Pure Land Buddhism

    The Art and Ceremony of Pure Land Buddhism

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    • Media: Painting - Sculpture - Talks
    • 2013-09-07 - 2013-10-20

    In the Heian Period, believers in Pure Land Buddhism on their death bed would await Raigo: the coming of the Amida Buddha and his bodhisattvas to take them to the Western Paradise. Raigo would be depicted...More »

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