Nov 30, 2013
In commemoration of the completion of the Heisei renovations to the Phoenix Hall of Byodoin - Celestial Dance: The Art of Hiten, at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Tokyo
23rd November, 2013 - 13th january, 2014 | at SUNTORY Museum of Art, Tokyo Midtown, Akasaka, Tokyo
Buddhist angels that fly and dance in the sky are known as "hiten," and, from India to Japan, their elegant and magnificent forms have delighted people for centuries. In this exhibition, we examine the forms of hiten as they have been manifested in sculpture, painting and craft across wide geographical and historical ranges.
The exhibition features a special display of sculptures depicting Bodhisattva Riding Clouds from the Phoenix Hall of the Byodoin Temple, ahead of the hall's unveiling after extensive renovations. Also on display is Byodoin's sculpture of hiten attached to the halo of Amidanyorai - the first time it has ever been shown outside of the temple grounds. The Bodhisattva, Amidanyorai and the Phoenix Hall itself are all designated National Treasures. This will be an extremely rare opportunity to see these famous pieces close-up.
# For the details, please access to the followings;
[Seasonable Traditions & Japanese Culture] http://www.goldenjipangu.com/131123suntory.html
[Official Homepage of the Event] http://www.suntory.com/sma/exhibit/
「平等院鳳凰堂平成修理完成記念 天上の舞 飛天の美」サントリー美術館（東京都港区赤坂 東京ミッドタウン）