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Shokoji Temple


Shokoji is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Jodo Shinshu Honganji-ha denomination. The temple is located on the Sea of Japan coast in Fushiki Furukokufu, Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture. The temple was founded in 1471 by Rennyo Shonin (1415–1499), the eighth head priest of Honganji Temple, as a base for missionary work in Etchu Province (now Toyama Prefecture) and was later relocated to its current location. The temple precincts consist of 30,000 square meters. Twelve of the temple complex’s structures, including the spectacular main hall (hondo), are nationally designated Important Cultural Properties. From 1998 through 2021, the temple underwent an extensive, 23-year-long restoration project known as “The Great Heisei Restoration.”

The special exhibition at Shokoji will feature displays in structures such as the grand hall (ohiroma), reception hall (shikidai), kitchen (daidokoro), and study (shoin), and outdoors in the gardens and other locations on the vast temple grounds.

Artists Featured at this Venue

Ogasawara Shin

Kashio Satomi

Kamae Kazumi

Kawai Yumiko

Kosogawa Runa

Komoriya Akira

Nara Yuki

Fukumoto Shihoko

Hosoo Masataka

Miyaki Ana

Yoshida Shinichiro


Dates September 17 (Saturday) – October 23 (Sunday), 2022
Holidays None. The exhibition will be open every day for the dates above.
Hours 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Last admission: 30 minutes before closing
Venue Shokoji Temple (17-1 Fushiki Furukokufu, Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)
Admission Event Passport
Advance Purchase ¥1,800
At the Door ¥2,000

Single Venue Ticket
Shokoji Temple ¥1,200