List of Works

"Landscape on the east side of Danna-no-ma room / Kaiho Yusho"

Landscape on the east side of Danna-no-ma 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 paper
  • Medium : Twenty sliding doors
  • Theme : High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
  • Size : 4 panels : Each screen 199.0 × 187.0 cm (L x W)
  • Recipient : Kenninji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
  • [Original]
  • Current owner : Kenninji Temple
  • Material : Ink painting on washi paper


Among the 50 panels of the Abbot's Chambers at Kenninji Temple painted by Kaiho Yusho, eight sliding panels decorate the Danna-no-ma room involved in a revival of Kenninji Temple in the early modern era. This work, applied to four sliding panels on the east side, depicts a water scene and the Rokaku waterfall. These four panels titled "Landscapes" differ from "Dragon and Clouds" (Rei-no-ma Room), "Flowers and Birds" (Shoin-no-ma Room), and "Four Accomplishments" (Ihatsu-no-ma Room); these landscape panels feature clearly drawn details and are unlike the depictions of people dressed in the billowing garments seen in the inner room and which can be viewed in every room of the large abbot's chamber of Kenninji Temple. Clever accents of dark ink are added to pale ink in a cursive style of splashed ink (expressed through smudging and fading of the ink), which are believed to have been taught by Gyokukan. This style of painting has been sublimated into the Yusho style, with the very extensive empty space also being effective.

Exhibit Information

Exhibit dates: Friday October 25, 2013 to Tuesday December 10, 2013.

Place: Entokuin Temple


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