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"Flowers and Birds on the west side of Sho-in room / Kaiho Yusho"

Flowers and Birds on the west side of Sho-in room

These images are based on the high resolution facsimile produced by the Tsuzuri Project. Unauthorized copying, duplication, or transfer of these images is strictly prohibited.

  • Artist : Kaiho Yusho
  • Historical era : Azuchi-Momoyama (16th century)
  • Material : Printed on washi
  • Medium : Four sliding doors
  • Theme : High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
  • Size : (From the north side) 2 doors: Each 188.0 x 111.0 cm (L x W)
    1 door: 190.0 x 225.0 cm (L x W)
    1 door: 190.0 x 81.5 cm (L x W)
  • Recipient : Kenninji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
  • [Original]
  • Current owner : Kenninji Temple
  • Material : Ink on paper


These 4 sliding doors adorn the drawing room at Kenninji and are part of the 50 panels of the Wall and Screen Painting of Hojo hall of Kenninji (an important cultural property) painted by Kaiho Yusho. Yusho painted these doors, which are regarded as Japan's most renowned series of ink and water paintings, as part of the restoration work of Kenninji during the early modern era. The two large and small wall panels affixed to the west side and the two sliding doors feature two pine trees sprouting from the bulging ground beneath it where a peacock stands, seemingly poised to take off into the air. Kaiho Yusho's brush strokes embrace elegance and boldness in depicting the finest of the sliding panels in the abbot's chambers of Kenninji.

Exhibit Information

Exhibit dates: Currently on display.

Place: Kenninji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)


Kyoto Culture Association (NPO)
Canon Inc.


Kyoto Culture Association (NPO)
Formerly Kyoto City Seitoku Junior high school 3F
290 Hanjocho Takatsuji Street Muromachi nishi
Shimogyo ku
Kyoto City, Kyoto
Japan 600-8433