A New Painting of 1200 Years of Kiyomizudera Temple History

Kiyomizudera Temple is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto and Japan. Most of the times, it is very busy, but looking at Kyoto’s scenery from the Stage of Kiyomizu (observatory), it is easy to see why, so it is worth visiting. Also, the streets filled with lively shops and visitors leading to Kiyomizudera Temple makes the festive atmosphere.

Stage of Kiyomizu
Stage of Kiyomizu

This top destination has been here for about 1200 years. And throughout this long history, many things must have happened. The scroll painting called “Kiyomizuengiemaki” (made in 1504 – 1521), which is stored at National Museum in Tokyo, is famous for depicting the history of this temple. And there will be another scroll painting, created by professor and painter Mutsumasa Hakozaki at Kyoto Saga University of Arts for the past 10 years. This newly made scroll painting also describes the history through origin of this temple to the end of large scale renovation which started 5 years ago (is expected to finish in 6 years). There are 9 scrolls and the total length of these will be 65 meters (about 213 ft).

This scroll painting will be displayed at the temple from April 25th – May 13th at Jojyuin (inside Kiyomizudera’s premises). Also, Jojyuin has a beautiful garden called “Garden of the Moon”.

Jojyuin
Price: 800 yen/Adult 400 yen/Elementary, Middle & High School Student
Open Hours: 9:00 – 16:00

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