But did you know? The true virtue of the Fukuoka City Museum exists in the Feature Exhibition Room! The room contains 4 different themed exhibitions and each of them has a certain quality, created by our proud curators.
In this series article, we’d like to show you the true beauty of these hidden gems while giving you some tips on how to enjoy them.
Today’s article is about Room #1, Arhat- Holly Being- .
Have you ever heard of the term Arhat? Our curator explains Arhat as a person who mastered lessons of Buddha. Are you interested in Buddhism? Please don’t be hesitant! This exhibition was created by curator Sueyoshi, who is renowned for his good sense of humor! You can expect some comical lines while reading some of his captions. I’ll show you some examples.
What do you think this picture refers to? Let’s see our curator’s interpretation.
Arhat: Can you deliver this mail to my fellow Arhat?
Servant: Sure! For how much?
Is serving for Arhat is a low-paying job?
Let’s move on to this mystical piece. Is this the scene where Arhat finally attained his enlightenment?
Servant: Where are we?
Arhat: Don’t ask me.
Is Arhat an aged wanderer?
This exhibition is full of Buddhism arts and comical lines! It will remain opened until June 11th. Please don’t miss it!
Posted by: Takamura (Press Officer)