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Flowers and Birds

Kaiho Yusho

  • Flowers and Birds  / Kaiho Yusho
  • Flowers and Birds  / Kaiho Yusho

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.

DATA
Artist:
Kaiho Yusho
Historical era:
Azuchi-Momoyama (16th century)
Material:
Printed on washi
Medium:
Four sliding doors
Eight sliding doors
Theme:
High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
Size:
(From the west 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)
4 doors: Each 187.0 x 133.0 cm (L x W)
Recipient:
Kenninji TempleMAP
Period of creation:
The work of the forth period: the west side four sliding doors of the Shoin room
The work of the forth period: the south side four sliding doors of the Shoin room
[Original]
Current owner:
Kenninji Temple
Material:
Ink on paper
DESCRIPTION

These eight 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. The four sliding doors on the south side form a continuous composition portraying a pair of crested myna perching on a plum tree showing a touch of spring, and three waterbirds swimming in a lake.
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 information

Exhibit dates:
Currently on display.
Place:
Kenninji Temple (Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture)
URL:
http://www.kenninji.jp/english/index.html
Address:
605-0811
584, Komatsu Town, Yamato Ojidori 4-jo Kudaru, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture

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