弘法大師空海ご誕生1250年記念 現代書家 岡本光平展「空海 疾風迅雷」


*高野山真言宗総本山   金剛峯寺
*弘法大師御誕生所  総本山  善通寺

★ギャラリートーク 「その時、空海はどうした」
4月29日(土・祝)  午後2時~  (約1時間)

4月26日(水)~5月1日(月) 連日午後1時~6時

高松三越 本館5階 美術画廊

香川県高松市内町7−1 高松三越 MAP


Exhibition:Kohei Okamoto, the contemporary calligrapher, will hold an exhibition titled “Kukai Shippu Jinrai”, commemorating the 1,250th anniversary of the birth of Kobo Daishi Kukai,


Sponsorships: Kongobuji, the head temple of Kouyasan Shingon Shu Sect of Buddhism; Zentsuji, the head temple of the Shingon Shu Sect of Zentsuji; and Kagawa Prefecture Shingon Sect Federation.


Exhibition period and Venue: The exhibition will be held at the Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Art Gallery on the 5th floor of the main building from April 26 (Wed) – May 2 (Tue), with the last day ending at 4:00pm.


Gallery Talk: Kohei Okamoto talks about “What did Kukai do at that time?” on April 29 (Sat) from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.


Request Live Calligraphy Session: The session will be held every day from April 26 (Wed) to May 1 (Mon) from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm,

where customers can request their preferred words or phrases in various calligraphy styles for a fee, such as on a colored paper, nameplate, hanging scroll, plaque, signboard, or logo.








Welcome to the Exhibition:As the culmination of Kohei Okamoto’s half-century study of Kukai since his 20s, we are pleased to present his works at the Takamatsu Mitsukoshi Art Gallery.

In his youth, Kukai spent his days practicing mountain asceticism, and during his diplomatic mission to Tang China, he achieved remarkable success. He brought back Esoteric Buddhism from China, which sparked a new style of Buddhism that differed significantly from the conventional teachings. The Buddhist art that Kukai created and introduced to Japan was like contemporary art, such as the three-dimensional mandala, and his performances transcended time and space, leaving everyone amazed.

In this exhibition, we invite you to take a time-traveling journey through Kukai’s turbulent life and experience the sensation of that era. Kohei Okamoto’s artworks, ranging from classical calligraphy to landscape paintings and contemporary art that explore the possibilities and potential of calligraphy, leading us into the world of Kukai 1,250years ago.