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Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

  • Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats

    Mori Art Museum
    31 October 2015 – 6 March 2016

    The exhibition “Takashi Murakami: The 500 Arhats” is currently in full swing at Mori Art Museum. His monumental work, 100 meters long and delving into the themes of religion and art, the death and limitations of human beings, is exhibited for the first time in Japan. The 500 arhats are legendary disciples of Buddha, believed to have destroyed worldly desires and saved people. The arhat worship flourished since the Edo Period, stimulating the creation of numerous statues and paintings across Japan. Among them, the paintings of arhats by Rosetsu Nagasawa and Kazunobu Kano, which inspired Murakami’s creation, are also displayed at the museum. These works put together, you could deeply feel the energetic force of Murakami’s world and his 500 Arhats.

  • Place name Mori Art Museum
    (in Japanese) 森美術館
    Dates 31 October 2015 – 6 March 2016
    *There will be an exhibition change
    Opening hours Mon, Wed through Sun: 10 am – 10 pm (last admission 9:30 pm)
    Tue: 10 am – 5 pm (last admission 4:30 pm)
    Price ¥1600 (University and high school students: ¥1100), etc.
    Address 53th Floor, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower
    6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • Direct connection from Roppongi Station (Tokyo Métro Hibiya Line: Exit 1C)
    • 4 min walk from Roppongi Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 3)
    • 5 min walk from Azabu-juban Station (Toei Oedo Line: Exit 7)

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


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