I would like to extend my greetings on the occasion of holding “Koyasan Art Days 2023”.
Firstly, I would like to thank Kongobuji Temple, the University of Tokyo's Research Center for Advanced Technology, and many others for their cooperation in this project.
The world is in the midst of the "with corona" period, and various activities are becoming more and more active. In line with this, we feel that tourism in Koya Town is recovering.
Under such circumstances, we have prepared special events not usually found in Koyasan, such as art exhibitions in a special spaces in the sacred Koya Mountain, music concerts by the concertmaster of the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and traditional Japanese musicians with connections to Wakayama Prefecture, and nighttime visits to Kongobuji Temple and Reihokan during the period until December 15. The Executive Committee hopes that this event will lead to new possibilities for tourism in Koyasan.
In addition, we have also prepared multilingual interpretation boards for the Reihokan, which houses and exhibits Buddhist artifacts from Koyasan, known as the "Shosoin". We believe that this will enable us to convey the value of Koyasan more deeply to people overseas.
We hope that many people around the world will take this opportunity to experience the profound charm of Koyasan.
We sincerely look forward to your visit to our town.
Koyasan Art Festival Executive Committee,
Chairman (Koya Town Mayor)
Mr. Yoshiya Hirano