FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA exhibition of photographs “INSIGHT”

代表 坂野充学が11月16日より清水寺にて開催するアーカイヴ写真展「INSIGHT」のディレクターををつとめています。ぜひご来場ください。


清水寺では、特別な法要や行事に加え、僧侶の営みや季節の風景などの日常を写真や映像でつぶさに記録し、そこにみられる無形の文化を継承していくためのプロジェクト[FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA]に取り組んでおります。

これまでに撮影した写真や映像は、特設サイト「清水へ参る道」や、タブロイド紙「FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA」、インスタグラム等で広く発信をしておりますが、この度、膨大な中から新たに作品をより抜き、初の写真展を開催する運びとなりました。

時間:9:00~16:00, 18:00~21:00(20:30受付終了)
会場:境内 経堂 入場料無料

清水寺が本尊とする観音菩薩の教えには、いつの時代も変わらない人間の生き方が語られています。感謝や願いを胸に手を合わせる静かな時間が、皆様の心を清らかにします。そして、それは清水寺で日々を過ごす僧侶も同様です。 本展で、寺院の側から見た祈りの光景を記録した写真の数々から、観音菩薩の御心を感じて頂けましたら幸いです。

FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA  exhibition of photographs “INSIGHT”

Seize the moment, and treasure each moment.

We at Kiyomizu-dera Temple have been working on a project called “FEEL KIYOMIZUDERA,” to record the day-to-day lives of the monks and the seasonal landscapes, as well as the special Buddhist services, rituals, and events. The aim of the project is to hand down all the intangible spirits of the cultural property that appear on photos and videos to the next generation.

The temple has stood here on Mt. Otowa for a span of over 1,200 years. Nothing has seemingly changed, but in fact, all the temple buildings are breathing and continuously changing. Every morning and evening the mountains show their different appearances and the monks are entirely devoted to their faith in Kannon (a Buddhist deity and the principal deity of Kiyomizu). All that breathe in this holy place are transforming moment by moment.

This series of documentary photos captures a variety of beautiful temple moments that depict the present Kiyomizu. It is also thought-provoking enough to encourage thinking about the future of the temple.

Seize the moment, and treasure each moment.

The Kannon always enlightens us on the universal truths, especially how we humans should lead our lives. As the monks always do, simply offer prayer with gratitude and aspiration in mind. This will bring peace of mind to you as well.

We are delighted if you feel the compassion of Kannon from this diverse selection of the “scenes of prayers” in this exhibition.

dates : Nov 16 (Wed) ‒ Dec 4 (Sun), 2016

venue : Kyodo Hall, Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera Temple

294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan

hours : 9:00am – 4:00pm , 6:00pm – 9:00pm (last entry 8:30pm)