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Prayers to Water

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  • Prayers to Water

    Suntory Museum of Art
    16 December 2015 – 7 February 2016

    As water fosters life, it has been central to many religious traditions. The exhibition sheds light on the forms of beliefs and spirituality nurtured in Japan in relation to water. Explore water-related gods, figures of legends and rituals, as well as utopia surrounded by the water, through representations in paintings, sculptures and crafts. Some masterpieces depict Japanese dragons, venerated throughout the country as the master of water and rain.

  • Place name Suntory Museum of Art
    (in Japanese) サントリー美術館
    Website go to website
    Phone 03-3479-8600
    Dates  16 December 2015 – 7 February 2016
    *There will be an exhibition change during the course of exhibition
    *Closed on Tuesdays (except 22 December); Year-end and New Year’s holidays from 30 December 2015 through 1 January 2016
    Opening hours  10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:30 pm)
    *Open until 8 pm (last admission 7:30 pm): Fridays & Saturdays; 22 December 2015; 10 January 2016
    *Close at 6 pm on 2 January 2016
    *Hours subject to change
    Price ¥1,300
    (University and High School Students: ¥1,000)
    Address 3rd floor, Tokyo Midtown Galleria
    9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • Direct connection from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 8; Tokyo Métro Hibiya Line) via underground passage
    • 3 min walk from Nogizaka Station (Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line: Exit 3)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.

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