Suntory Museum of Art 60th Anniversary Exhibition
November 17, 2021 to January 10, 2022
Prince Shotoku (574-622), serving as Empress Suiko’s regent, laid the foundations of the Japanese state. He also deeply embraced Buddhism and is regarded as the founder of Japanese Buddhism, the person who launched its propagation in Japan. After his death, worship of Prince Shotoku developed, attracting widespread reverence for him, from distinguished, high-ranking priests of various Buddhist sects to noblemen and commoners. With the cooperation of the Shitenno-ji Temple in Osaka, this exhibition commemorates the 1400th anniversary of Prince Shotoku’s death, tracing his life and introducing masterworks related to the ongoing transmission and expansion of Buddhism and faith in Prince Shotoku himself.
聖徳太子童形像・六臣像 桃山時代 16世紀 大阪・四天王寺