16th-century Kano school masterpieces to go on display at Kyoto temple

posted on February 17, 2016

Rare Kano school masterpieces have returned to their home for the first time in nine years for a special exhibition that will open on March 1.

Designated national treasures, the paintings were created on sliding panel doors by Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and his father, Kano Shoei (1519-1592).

The 46 panels have been returned to Jukoin temple in Kyoto's Kita Ward to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the Buddhist temple's founding after being stored at the Kyoto National Museum for repair and restoration.

Among the paintings are "Kachozu" (Painting of flowers and birds) by Eitoku and "Chikukoyuenzu" (Painting of bamboo, tigers and monkeys) by Shoei.

The special exhibition will run through March 26, 2017, after which the sliding doors will be returned to the museum for storage.

Tickets for the exhibition are 2,000 yen ($18) each.

source by asahi
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