Todaiji and Tohoku: The People’s Prayers for Recovery
A special exhibition praying for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Period 28 April to 24 June 2018
Hours 9:30-17:00 (admission until 30 min. before closing)
Closed on Mondays; Open on 30 April
Venue TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM
1-22-1 Takasaki, Tagajo-city, Miyagi 985-0862 Japan
Organized by Tohoku History Museum,
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co.,
Sendai Television Incorporated,
Nikkei Inc.,
Tagajo City
Co-organized by Miyagi Prefectural Government,
Tagajo City board of education,
Japan Broadcasting Corp. Sendai
Special cooperated by The Todaiji
Scholarly cooperated by Nara National Museum
Special sponsored by SHIMIZU CORPORATION
Morinomiyako Shinkin Bank
sponsored by Okamura Printing Indusries Co.,Ltd.
Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Todaiji and Tohoku
National Treasure   The Buddha at Birth with Ablution Basin   Todaiji
National Treasure The Buddha at Birth with Ablution Basin Todaiji
National Treasure   The Buddha Miroku   Todaiji
National Treasure The Buddha Miroku Todaiji
Period 28 April to 24 June 2018
Hours 9:30-17:00 (admission until 30 min. before closing)
Closed on Mondays; Open on 30 April
Venue TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM
1-22-1 Takasaki, Tagajo-city, Miyagi 985-0862 Japan
Organized by Tohoku History Museum,
Kahoku Shimpo Publishing Co.,
Sendai Television Incorporated,
Nikkei Inc.,
Tagajo City
Co-organized by Miyagi Prefectural Government,
Tagajo City board of education,
Japan Broadcasting Corp. Sendai
Special cooperated by The Todaiji
Scholarly cooperated by Nara National Museum
Special sponsored by SHIMIZU CORPORATION
Morinomiyako Shinkin Bank
sponsored by Okamura Printing Indusries Co.,Ltd.
Tohoku Electric Power Co.,Inc.

The Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 caused extensive damage to the Tohoku coastline. Even today everyone in the disaster areas continues to work together towards recovery and redevelopment.

Amidst such efforts we are delighted to hold this exhibition praying for the recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake, thanks to the special cooperation of the Tohoku History Museum (Tagajo, Miyagi prefecture), and Kegonshû Daihonzan Todaiji in Nara, which is a sister city of Tagajo.

Todaiji was founded in the Nara period. Its temple buildings and Great Buddha statue have been repeatedly destroyed by natural and manmade disasters over the course of its long history, and then carefully rebuilt each time. Taira no Shigehira burned down Nara during the Genpei War, including the Great Buddha Hall and most of Todaiji’s buildings. The monk Chôgen began to restore the temple, and thanks to his efforts and the local population, Todaiji and its fortunes were rebuilt and revived.

But then Nara was once again a battlefield during the Warring States period and most of Todaiji’s main buildings were destroyed by fire. The Great Buddha statue remained but was left exposed to the weather for more than a century. In the Edo period monk Kôkei solicited funds throughout the country to restore Todaiji’s buildings, and again it was the efforts of the people that brought about its restoration. This revival led to the creation of new culture and history, and gave the Japanese populace both hope and courage.

This exhibition presents historical items and temple treasures from both Todaiji and the Tohoku region as it recounts the path of Todaiji’s long history.

It is our great hope that this exhibition will inspire the people of Tohoku as they work towards the future of the region.

Admission

Adults 1,500 yen (1,300 yen / 1,400 yen)
Over 65 years old 1,300 yen ( - / 1,200 yen)
Elementary/J.H.S/H.S students 600yen ( - / 500 yen)

*( )= Advance/Group
*Advance tickets are available from 1 February to 27 April, 2018.
*Group rate is applicable to a group of 20 people or more.
*Admission to the Permanent exhibition is included.

Inquiries

TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM

http://www.thm.pref.miyagi.jp/

Tel: +81-(0)22-368-0106

Tel: +81-(0)22-368-0106

Access

  • Via JR Tohoku Line

    approximately 14 minutes from Sendai Station to Kokufu-Tagajo Station.About 1 minute on foot.

  • Via JR Senseki Line

    approximately 21 minutes from Sendai Station to Tagajo Station.About 10 minutes by taxi or 25 minutes on foot.

  • By car

    *From Sendai Tobu Road

    approximately 5 minutes from Tagajo Interchange to the museum.Free parking available for 191 cars

From Sendai Tobu Road
Related exhibition: Flower Wall Paintings that Adorn Todaiji, Nara
Wall Paintings “Cherry blossoms of the Todaiji” Painting by Koizumi Junsaku Todaiji
Wall Paintings “Cherry blossoms of the Todaiji”
Painting by Koizumi Junsaku
Todaiji
Period 7 April to 27 May 2018
Hours 10:00-17:00 (admission until 30 min. before closing)
Closed on Tuesdays
Venue TFU Gallery Mini Mori
2-5-26 Tsutsujigaoka,Miyagino-ku, Sendai-city, Miyagi 983-0852 Japan
Organized by TOHOKU HISTORY MUSEUM,
KAHOKU SHIMPO PUBLISHING CO.,
Sendai Television Incorporated,
Nikkei Inc.,
Tagajo City
Special cooperated by The Todaiji

This exhibition displays 32 panels out of 40 fusuma panels depicting lotus and cherry blossoms painted by Koizumi Junsaku.These fusuma panels were presented to Todaiji in 2010 to commemorate the 1250th anniversary of Empress Kômyô’s death. These paintings filled with a sense of vivid life presence are in accord with the Kegon sutra way of seeing the world.
In addition, this exhibition features paintings and photographs of Todaiji, created by renowned Japanese artists Sakaki Bakuzan (calligrapher), Sugimoto Kenkichi (painter), Suda Kokuta (painter), and Miyoshi Kazuyoshi (photographer).

Admission

Adults 700 yen(500 yen)
Elementary/J.H.S/H.S students 300yen

*( )= Advance
*Advance tickets are available from 1 February to 6 April, 2018.

Inquiries

TFU Gallery Mini Mori

https://www.tfu.ac.jp/minimori/

Tel: +81-(0)22-211-1332

Tel: +81-(0)22-211-1332

主催

復興祈念−東大寺展実行委員会

(東北歴史博物館・河北新報社・仙台放送・日本経済新聞社・多賀城市)

共催 宮城県、多賀城市教育委員会、NHK仙台放送局
特別協力 華厳宗大本山東大寺
学術協力 奈良国立博物館
特別協賛

清水建設

杜の都信用金庫

協賛 岡村印刷工業、東北電力
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