- Kaiho Yusho
- Historical era:
- Azuchi-Momoyama (16th Century)
- printed on washi paper
- Eight sliding doors
- High Resolution Facsimile of Historical Cultural Assets
East 4 panels : H199.0 × W187.0 cm
North 4 panels : H198.0 × W138.0 cm
- Kenninji TempleMAP
- Period of creation:
The work of the fifth period:
the east side four sliding doors of the Danna-no-ma room
The work of the sixth period: the north side four sliding doors of the Danna-no-ma room
- Current owner:
- Kenninji Temple
- ink 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.
The four sliding panels on the east side depict a water scene and the Rokaku waterfall, while the four sliding panels on the north side portray a pavilion, water scene, and waterfall.
These eight 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.
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