Established by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga, the "Shokoku-ji Temple" prospered as the center of Gozan literature.
The "Jotenkaku Museum" which is adjoined to the temple is holding an exhibition entitled"Kotohogi no bi - Jihō de tsudzuru kisshō."
Kotohogi means literally to celebrate through words.
It can be said that Japanese Waka (Japanese poetry), Monogatari (stories) and the origins of its culture, were born from this idea of Kotodama (Japanese concept of the spirit of language).
As it is now time to celebrate the reign of the new emperor, the Jotenkaku museum will be showcasing craftworks and religious artworks.
Starting with famous treasures that have a close connection to the Imperial Household, there are also items from Shokoku-ji Temple, Kinkaku-ji Temple, Ginkaku-ji Temple, which will be displayed with a feeling of celebration.
Period I will be held until the 23rd June, while Period II will be held from the 6th July to 16th September.
Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum
701 Shokoku-ji Monzencho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi
10 minutes walk from Imadegawa Subway Station
Image provided by: Shokokuji Jotenkaku Museum
Image: Kakushigijisonyuukizu Byoubu
The left section of a Rokkyokuissou (twin 6-panel screen) (section)
Edo Period Shokokujizou