Regardless of the east and west of the western world, "heaven" and "hell" have been used not only in faith but also in everyday life as familiar words and concepts. In Christianity, "heaven" is a place where the spirits of believers who have lived a right life receive eternal blessings after death, and "hell" is a person who disobeys God's teachings, a soul who sins and repents and falls into eternity. It means a world that suffers. In Buddhism, "Gokuraku". It is a place where people suffer after death.
Even in our daily lives, the comfortable environment and ideal world are called "heaven" and "paradise," and "hell" is an example of "test hell" and other situations that cause great suffering. In Collection Exhibition III, among the works held by the museum, in addition to Buddha and God, the images of "heaven" and "hell" related to the spiritual conflicts of Togenkyo and the modern people dreamed by modern painters are related.
Artists:Tatsuo Arai, Saburo Aso, Chikuichisai, Mei Eto, Jean Fautrier, Katharina Fritsch, Bijiro Fujiwara, Chimei Hamada, Ryo Hirano, Tomokazu Hiroe, Tsushu Hirose , Wasaburo Itozono, Rokansai Iizuka, Leiko Ikemura, Niko Kadota, Sachi Kai, Tokuro Katata, Mitsuma Kato, Bunpo Kawamura, Sho Kazakura, Mokuma Kikuhata, Kyoko Kumai, Naoko Majima, Kazuyuki Masai, Kansai Mori, Hanko Okada, Sounsai Sakaguchi, Kei Sato, Joyo Soma, Kengan Tafukuji, Tatsuo Takayama, Chikuunsai Tanabe, Aizan Taniguchi, Shoto Tanomura, Chokunyu Tanomura, Ryotaro Tokita, Teppei Ujiyama, Osao Watanabe, Shimon Yotsuya, Hisashi Yuki, Shumpo Yukimatsu
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