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Treasures of Head temple
Shokoku-ji, Kinkaku-ji, and Ginkaku-ji

Kyoto’s famous temple Shokoku-ji was founded in the late 14th century by the 3rd Muromachi Shogun, Yoshimitsu ASHIKAGA. Kinkaku (Rokuon)-ji, Ginkaku (Jisho)-ji are the well-known sub-temples of Shokoku-ji, and numerous valuable cultural properties remain in existence today. This exhibition offers visitors the chance to see a special selection of the great treasures of the temples such as zen painting, zen calligraphy, Karamono, tools for tea ceremony and the masterpieces by the great Japanese painters of Muromachi to Edo periods such as Sesshu, HASEGAWA Tohaku, MARUYAMA Okyo, ITO Jakuchu, HONAMI Koetsu, NONOMURA Ninsei, OGATA Kenzan. Also included is the screen painting from the reception hall of the Rokuon (Kinkaku)-ji temple done by IWASAWA Shigeo who is originally from Hita City. Please enjoy the beauty of the treasures.