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In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Sunshine Aquarium Special Exhibition of Poisonous Creatures “Modokuten”,which had attracted 400,000 total visitors throughout the series, has come back! Why not learn about the diversity of creatures that coexist with humans on this earth from the theme of “poison”?This invites you to the world of poison. https://sunshinecity.jp/file/aquarium/moudoku_remix/
Gaudí did not create his original architecture from scratch. He excelled in that he greedily absorbed the history of European architecture, the forms of other cultures, and the mysterious forms of nature, and from these he created his own unique forms and rules. This exhibition explores the sources of Gaudí’s ideas in three key areas: history, nature, and geometry. https://gaudi2023-24.jp/information/
Famed for its spring verdure and rich autumn colors, Tōfuku-ji is one of Kyoto’s representative Zen temples. It was established during the early Kamakura period on the orders of the imperial regent and advisor Kujō Michiie. He entrusted the founding to Enni (Shōichi Kokushi), a priest who had previously travelled to China to study Zen (Ch.Chan) Buddhism. The name "Tōfuku-ji" was taken from the first character of Tō-ji and the second character of Kōfuku-ji, two temples in Nara. Also known as the "Tōfuku no Garanzura", the temple complex creates a striking impression with its vast array of huge medieval-style buildings. This exhibition marks the first chance to view the temple’s many treasures in one place. The legendary Buddhist painter Minchō’s Five Hundred Arhats will be displayed in its entirety for the first time since the completion of restoration work, for example. It will be joined by a number of precious cultural properties that somehow survived destruction during Ōnin War of 1467-77. The exhibition also showcases several masterpieces of painting and calligraphy as well as Buddhist sculptures whose monumental size chimes well with the temple’s vastness. While tracing the temple’s history since its founding, the exhibition presents a board overview of the Zen culture that bloomed through exchanges with the rest of Asia. It also explores Tōfuku-ji’s enduring appeal and its significance to Japanese culture. https://tofukuji2023.jp/english.html
The 'Tokyo Ramen Festival' is held with the aim of promoting tourism, food education, and culinary culture through the medium of ramen. This year, we have received recommendations from organizations that promote local events and share regional ramen information from all across the country. These organizations have kindly recommended local ramen shops, which will be participating as vendors. There will be a total of 28 ramen booths this year (14 booths in the first act and 14 booths in the second act). https://ra-fes.com/
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