Tracks of Samurai Government Rulers and Temples

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Period I : August 8, 2022 (Mon) – October 6, 2022 (Thu)

Period II : October 16, 2022 (Sun) – December 11, 2022 (Sun)
Hours:10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(enter by 4:30 p.m.)
Closed:-October 7 (Fri) – October 15 (Sat), 2022
General 800yen/ Seniors (over 65) and University students 600yen /High school and Middle School students 300yen/ Elementary School students 200yen


Shokoku-ji Jotenkaku Museum
Access:IImadegawa-dori, Karasuma Higashi-iru Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-0898 Japan


Shokoku-Ji Temple was established by the third Shogun of the Muromachi Shogunate, Yoshimitsu Ashikaga. Thereafter, Shokoku-Ji Temple held deep connections with the successive Ashikaga Shogunate, and the Shogunate’s relics were passed down.
During the turbulent transition period from the medieval to the early modern period, Shokoku-Ji Temple was burnt down and rebuilt numerous times throughout its history. The temple’s reconstruction was impossible without the efforts of the powerful people of the time. Also, because temple estates and chief priests were established through documents issued by samurai governments, many of the temple treasures that have been passed down include Bakufu (shogunate) issued documents.
Furthermore, when the Tokugawa Shogunate inspected Shokoku-Ji temple, the temple presented solemn temple paintings and temple treasures deriving from the Ashikaga Shogunate. This exhibition will introduce items in the catalog, including Chinese paintings and calligraphy by high priests, owned by the Tokugawa family and other samurai families.
This exhibition follows the tracks of interactions between Shokoku-Ji Temple and the samurai government through items that have been passed down to the temple and its sub-temples, including portraits, calligraphy, Chinese paintings, and ancient documents.

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