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Meet the Unbroken Succession of Zen
''Living in Zen and the Daitokuji Ryōkōin Heritage'' at MIHO MUSEUM




Miho Museum welcomes visitors to experience its impressive philosophy, art, architecture and surrounding environment. From the reception building, passing through a sleek tunnel, then crossing a beautiful suspension bridge over a ravine offers visitors a unique and worthwhile preparatory passage for entering the must-see special exhibition this year, ''Living in Zen and the Daitokuji Ryokoin Heritage.''

Ryoko-in is a sub-temple of the historic Zen monastery Daitoku-ji in Kyoto and was founded in 1606 by the abbot Kōgetsu Sōgan (1574-1643). Abbot Kōgetsu was known for his high education and outstanding Zen teachings, and was instrumental in making Ryōkō-in a cultural center where many leading cultural figures gathered.



With the complete cooperation of Ryoko-in, this special exhibition presents an overview of 400 years of the temple's history which has hardly before been shown to the public. Highlights include the Yōhen Tenmoku tea bowl (National Treasure) and many other valuable works associated with historic figures that the abbot revered. Objects owned by successive abbots of the temple, will also be exhibited.

March 21-May 19; 10:00-17:00 (last entry: 16:00); Closed Mondays (or next business day if Monday is a national holiday); Admission: 1,100 yen; www.miho.or.jp

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