2024/2/18/ Wakana Kimura’s “Buddha’s Nirvana” illustrating death of Buddha to be on view at Zenshuji temple in Little Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 18, 11AM

Wakana Kimura’s “Buddha’s Nirvana” illustrating the death of the Buddha will be on view at Zenshuji Soto Mission temple on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at 11:00 am in the Nehane-Parinirvana ceremony.

The Nehane ceremony is open to the public. Admission is free.

Zenshuji Soto Mission is located at 123 S Hewitt Street, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles Downtown.

Kimura’s “Buddha’s Nirvana” is available to view only once a year.

Kimura took six years to complete a large-scale “Buddha’s Nirvana” on traditional Japanese handmade paper and with a traditional Japanese handmade scroll.

In 2023, Zenshuji Soto Mission marked 100th anniversary. On Feb. 19, 2023, the temple offered Kaigen-Hoyo, the eye-opening ceremony to consecrate Kimura’s newly made Buddhist image by inserting the eyes thereby investing it with soul.