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UNKEI – The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

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UNKEI - The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture

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“UNKEI – The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture” attracts attention by collecting Unkei’s masterpieces together

“UNKEI – The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture” that gathers Unkei’s masterpieces, the most famous Buddhist sculptor in Japan, will be held at the Tokyo National Museum from 26th September.
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.


Event Name UNKEI – The Great Master of Buddhist Sculpture
Venue Heiseikan, Tokyo National Museum
Dates September 26, 2017 – November 26, 2017
Note 【Closed】 Mondays (Except for October 9)
Open Hours 9:30 – 17:00
Fridays and Saturdays 9:30 – 21:00
*November 2 until 21:00.
*Last admission is until 30 minutes before closing.
Admission 【Advance ticket】
Adults: 1,400 yen
University students: 1,000 yen
High school students: 700 yen
【Same day ticket】
Adults: 1,600 yen
University students: 1,200 yen
High school students: 900 yen
*Junior high school students and under are free.
* Persons with disabilities are admitted free with one accompanying person each (please present an ID at the ticket booth).
Address 13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-5777-8600

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