Apr 30, 2013
Grand Exhibition of Sacred Treasures from Shinto Shrines, at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Taito, Tokyo
9th April - 2nd June, 2013 | at Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Taito, Tokyo
From ancient times, the Japanese people have respected nature and appreciated its power that transcends human knowledge.
People believed that gods resided in natural creations such as mountains, rocks, and trees. Shrines that were built to worship the gods housed statues representing deities and their accompanying divine treasures.
These statues and treasures have been carefully preserved at Shinto shrines, places revered as sacred. This exhibition, on the occasion of the 62nd grand relocation of the Ise Jingu shrine, will be held with the full cooperation of Jinja Honcho (Association of Shinto Shrines) and shrines across Japan, presenting a rare opportunity for a comprehensive view of treasures and cultural heritage related to Shinto shrines and deities.
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.edo265.net/japan/130409national.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_free_page/index.php?id=1573