• Address: 86-12 Nanzenjifukuchi-chō, Sakyō-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Ashikaga Yoshimochi,
    the 4th shogun of the Muromachi shogunate
  • Founded: 1394 - 1427

One of the sub-temples of Nanzen-ji.In the Main hall, there are fusuma paintings (a fusuma; a thick papered sliding door) painted by Kanō Tanyū and Naonobu and Hassōseki (a tea-ceremony room) planned by Kobori Enshū.There is also Tōshōgū containing the hair of Tokugawa Ieyasu and his statue of Buddha. The Garden of Crane and Turtle was planned by Kobori Enshū for Tokugawa Iemitsu, the third shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate.In the period of special exhibition, we can appreicate the Enkō-sokugetsu-zu (a Chinese ink painting depicting a monkey trying to catch the moon reflecting on the surface of a pond) by Hasegawa Tōhaku, a celebrated painter of 16th century.

The Second Gate
(The First Gate is on the approach of the Nanzen-ji Temple)

"Kuri", the residence of the priests and kitchen

A sign explaining this hall "Tōshōgū"

(Shrine dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu)

"Kaizan-dō", hall where enshrined the image of the fondateur

"Hōjō", residence of the chief priest and the garden "Tsurukame-no-niwa"

"Tsurukame-no-niwa", Garden of Crane and Turtle - Crane

"Tsurukame-no-niwa", Garden of Crane and Turtle - Turtle

"Tsurukame-no-niwa", Garden of Crane and Turtle - designed by Kobori Enshū

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