Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts

Buddhist Manuscripts –From Tempyo to Kamakura period


October 27 - December 13 , 2020


9:30–17:00 (Last entry 30 minutes before closing)


Mondays  (Except  November 2, 23), November 24


Adults 300 (150) yen, University / High school students 200 (100) yen

* ( ) indicate prices for those in groups of 20 or more.

*Free for Junior high school students and under and those 65 years and older living in Osaka city. Please show proof of age (driver’s license, passport, etc.) when entering.


Buddhism was introduced to Japan in the 6th century, and the copying of sutras began in the 7th, reaching its peak in the Tempyo period. Along with the In Praise of Tempyo exhibition, you can view the beauty of these hand-copied sutras as they change in calligraphic style and ornamentation with the transition from the Nara period to the Heian and Kamakura periods.

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Flower Ornament Sutra Nara period, 8th century

Private Collection



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