List of Works

"Tigers in Bamboo Grove on the west side of Shitchu room / Kano Sanraku/Sansetsu"

Tigers in Bamboo Grove on the west side of Shitchu 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 : Kano Sanraku / Sansetsu
  • Historical era : Edo (17th century)
  • Material : Printed on washi, with gold leaf
  • Medium : Eight sliding doors
  • Theme : High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
  • Size : Each door 190 x 141.7 cm (L x W)
  • Recipient : Tenkyuin temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple
  • [Original]
  • Current owner : Tenkyuin temple, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple
  • Material : Color on washi paper dusted with gold leaf


Tenkyuin, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple, was constructed at the direction of Tenkyuin, the third daughter of Ikeda Nobuteru, who served Oda Nobunaga and Toyotomi Hideyoshi. The painting on the sliding doors in the abbot's chambers of Tenkyuin dates back to the construction of the subtemple. It is considered an extremely important historical artifact as well as a notable work of art in its own right. "Tiger and Bamboo," one of 152 painted sliding doors and cedar doors in the abbot's chambers, embellishes the chamber in which Buddhist services are held. Spanning all 20 panels in the chamber, this work depicts tigers in various attitudes. As some tigers roar heavenward, several cubs fawn at their mother's tail. An exquisite arrangement of young green bamboo and bamboo shoots also draws the eye.


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