In 2 weeks I will have an exhibition at mount Koyasan with 40 other artist. It will be a multi media exhibition and I will have my show in the Eko-in temple. I’m preparing and packing. We will travel for 6 hours and transfer several times on different trains to reach Koyasan in the mountains south of Osaka in Wakayama Prefecture.
This is the invitation brochure of all the shows during this special event week at Koyasan.
Look at the temples on the top of the hill of the drawing: elevate your spirits!
Kôyasan is a sacred place that always welcomes people with Buddha’s great love.
It is home to an active monastic center founded twelve centuries ago by the priest Kûkai (posthumously known as Kôbô Daishi) for the study and practice of Esoteric Buddhism. It is the headquarters of the Kôyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism, a faith with a wide following throughout Japan.
Situated on a small plain at the top of Mount Kôya is the sacred area known as the Danjô Garan, a complex of temples, halls, pagodas and Buddhist statuary that welcome visitors to this serene and hallowed place.
Surrounded by a thick forest of massive cedars, the area known as Okuno-in, or the Inner Sanctuary, is the setting for a vast cemetery that features the mausolea of numerous famous Japanese, including that of the samurai ruler Toyotomi Hideyoshi as well as memorials to the spirits of soldiers killed in the Pacific War.
On July 7, 2004, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) named Kôyasan as part of the “Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range” to its World Heritage List. Now as in the past, Kôyasan continues to attract visitors, including believers and devotees, from around the world.
You can read more about Koyasan on the date of January 5, 2009 of my blog. We went there with the family last December. So, please look in the categories of Family or Temples.
The inside of the invitation brochure.