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Jissoin Temple Exhibition -Explore the hidden history of monzeki temple

Copyright @ Bamboo and Tiger,” paintings on cedar door panels by the Kano School

Jisso-in Temple, founded in the 13th century, is located in Iwakura, the northern part of Kyoto. This temple was categorized as a “monzeki temple”, which means the members of imperial family or nobles had engaged in temple activities, acting as monks, for generations.
The document “Jisso-in Documents”, designated as the Cultural Property of Kyoto City last year, indicates Jisso-in was the center of culture in the Middle Ages.
This display features beautiful paintings drawn on the sliding doors as well as the cedar doors in Jisso-in, which were painted by the famous Kano school. Buddhist statues and historical documents are also displayed.

  • First half exhibition: February 20th ~ March 21st, Second half exhibition: March 23rd ~ April 17th. 10:00-18:00 (~19:30 on Fridays, entry by 30 mins before). Closed on Mondays (except March 21st).
  • The Museum of Kyoto
  • adult:1100 yen, college and high school students:700 yen, junior high and elementary school students:400 yen


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