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Nice drawings but.....

We decided to stop at this Museum as it started to rain very hard after our visit of the Nishi... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
Montreal, Canada
Japanese irony at the Ryukoku Museum

Gorgeous stuff, but what torment! Virtually nothing in English, beyond tantalising headings... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2014
Bill M
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12 Mar 2018
“Nice drawings but.....”
22 Aug 2014
“Japanese irony at the Ryukoku Museum”
The Ryukoku Museum exhibits a wide variety of cultural artifacts centered around Buddhism, taking into consideration the birth of Buddhism in India, the spread of Buddhism into Asia and the development of Buddhism in Japan. Through these exhibits...more
Horikawadori Simogyoku, Kyoto 600-8399, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

We decided to stop at this Museum as it started to rain very hard after our visit of the Nishi Hongwangi Temple ( on the other side of the street ) .Lots of children around taking classes and interesting even funny drawings but we could...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Gorgeous stuff, but what torment! Virtually nothing in English, beyond tantalising headings - "..easy-to-understand presentation of Buddhism from its birth to the modern age." Followed by acres of, yes, Japanese! Special oriental joke? Not sure, but could sure do with a bit of cross-cultural empathy...More

Date of experience: August 2014
5  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 29 April 2013

When you visit Nishi-Hongan-ji temple, you can't miss This Ryukoku Museum. From the temple to reach there, just cross the street. Currently they hold the special exhibition (~June 30, 2013) focusing on a painter HIRAYAMA Ikuo (1930-2009), who was well known for a collector of...More

Date of experience: April 2013
4  Thank vidyaAjanta
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