JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE IN KYOTO
KENNIN-JI TEMPLE No.1
- Address: 584, Komatsu-cho, 4-chome, Yamato-ohji-Shijo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
- Phone: 075-561-0190
- Access: 200m west from Higashiyama-Yasui busstop, 300m south from Shijo-Keihan station or 10min. walk from Shijo-Kawaramachi station.
- Open: 6:00-16:00(need reservation). Every April 20th is exhibited.
- Fee: Free for precincts, need Donation(500yen) for enter in the buildings.
- Comments: Established in 1202(Kennin 2, Kamakura Period).
- Fujin and Raijin. Paintings on the pair of Byobu(folding screen)
Fujin is a god of wind and Raijin is a god of thunder. Best works of Tawaraya Sotatsu in early Edo Period. National treasure.
- About The treasures in this temple:
Fujin and Raijin by Tawaraya Sotatsu (Edo Period)
16 wall paintings of Chikurin shichiken-zu(Seven Wise Men), 8 wall paintings of Unryu-zu(Clouds and Dragon), 8 Sansui-zu(landscape), 8 Kacho-zu(Flowers and Birds) and 10 Kinkishoga-zu(Chinese Chess and Chinese Harp) by Kaiho Yusho (Momoyama Period).
16 wall paintings of Juroku-Rakan-zu(16 Arhat) by Ryosen (Important Cultural Properties).
A pair of Byobu of Cherry blossom and a pair of Byobu of Autumn grasses by Kano Sanraku (Momoyama Period).
- About Kennin-ji Temple:
Very famous and important tea house named Joan was here and it had been moved to Tokyo and then Inuyama City in Aichi district.
In 24th October 1996, the replica of Joan was constructed in Shoden-Eigen-in Temple in Kennin-ji Temple.
Joan was designed by Oda Urakusai, one of the follower of Sen Rikyu, and has only two tatamis and 3/4 tatami(about 2mx3m square room). A National Treasure.
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