In "KYOTO-CHISHIN" the other day, I introduced the connection between Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and the inventor, Edison.
In this article, I will introduce Shojo Shokado, a priest of Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine.
He was also a master of calligraphy, painting and tea ceremony, and is said to have greatly contributed to the formation of art and culture in the early Edo period.
Especially in calligraphy, he is counted as one of Kanei Sanpitsu and is also known as the founder of Shokado school (Takimoto school).
On the way to Omotesando of Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine, there is "Shokado Ato", the site of Shojo's thatched hut where he lived in his later years.
People who think "Does Shokado have anything to do with that Shokado lunch box?" are sharp!
In fact, the founder of the restaurant 'Kitcho' came up with 'Shokado Bento' based on Shojo's lacquered quarter-box.
It is said that the boxes that Shojo originally used for tabako-bon (tobacco tray) were arranged into containers to be served at tea ceremonies.
The Shokado Bento made with seasonal ingredients is served at the Kyoto Kitcho Shokado shop in the Yawata Municipal Shokado Garden and Museum.
Why don't you think about 400 years ago while tasting Shokado Bento at a representative Japanese restaurant in Kyoto?
Please note that reservations are required until May 5.
In addition, many gardens and works of art related to Shojo remain in the Yawata Municipal Shokado Garden and Art Museum.
The museum is holding a spring exhibition titled "Haru Ranman! Shokado is full of flowers." until Sunday, May 9.
During the period, about 30 works, mainly flowers such as camellia, cherry blossoms and wisteria, are exhibited.
Why don't you enjoy it with a beautiful garden where you can hear the footsteps of early summer?
For details, check the official website of the Yawata Municipal Shokado Garden and Museum (Kyoto Kitcho Shokado Store).
Yawata Municipal Shokado Garden and Museum of Art
43 -1 Yawata Jorohana, Yawata-city, Kyoto
Take a bus from Keihan Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station and close to Oshiba-shokado-mae Bus stop
Here is for Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and the statue of Boy Scout
Here is for Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and Edison Memorial
Here is for Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and Otokoyama Observatory