Keitoku-In Temple is famous for having 44 fusuma (Japanese sliding screens) painted by the Japanese artist Roshu Nagasawa, of the Maruyama school. The six rooms in the main temple contain an 8-screen painting of a tiger, and an 8-screen painting of a flower and bird.
These works demonstrate the unique style of Nagasawa, who, while maintaining the delicate style of Maruyama, also introduce new techniques and style, and serve as valuable documents to study the trajectory of painting styles in the end of the Edo Period. The Hojo (abbot’s quarters) Wall and sliding panel paintings are designated as a cultural property by Kyoto prefecture.
The panoramic view of the garden and the landscape below are beautiful as well. Reservations are required for viewing.
Nearby Points of Interest:
Kotohira Shrine – Cultural Sightseeing
Komaneko Guardian Cat Painting – Activity
Mitsubachi 888 Cafe – Restaurant
Restaurant Enishi – Restaurant
- 9-2 Mineyamacho Goka, Kyōtango, Kyoto 627-0052