Daijo-ji temple(Oukyodera temple)
Daijo-ji Temple has a number of paintings including those on the sliding doors that were created
by a painter in the mid-Edo Period (1603–1868), and his disciples. The temple is also called
When Okyo was still not famous, the holy priest Mitsuzo, the chief priest of Daijo-ji Temple, saw
through his talent and helped with his fees for study. Okyo reportedly went to Edo (present-day
Tokyo) with the subsidy, went through the training and became the greatest artist of all. Later,
he visited Daijo-ji Temple five times and created many paintings on the sliding doors and scrolls
with his disciples as a return for Mitsuzo’s favor.
In 13 reception halls in Daijo-ji Temple, there are 165 screen paintings created by Okyo and his
12 disciples. All of them are nationally designated as Important Cultural Properties.
Placing the eleven faced Kannon statue (national Important Cultural Property) in an alter room as
the center, the screen paintings are solemnly placed in 13 rooms. The world of Buddha (Mandala)
is embodied in the space of the rooms.
Currently, as a project to preserve the paintings on the sliding doors, the screen paintings that are
Important Cultural Properties are going to be transferred to storage. In their place, the plan to
create and display accurate copies of the paintings is in progress.
860 Mori, Kasumi-ku Kami-cho
9:00~16:00(Reception until 15:40)
Cherry trees blossom in spring and snow covers the ground in winter around the mountain gate of Daijo-ji Temple.
The scenery changes from season to season.
|“Old pine trees and peacocks” in the Peacock Room painted by Maruyama Okyo
“Kakushigi (Guo Ziyi)”in the Basho Room painted by
Daijoji temple Digital Museum
Nearby sightseeing spots
Map of Daijoji Temple の地図
860 Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo Prefecture
Map of Gallery and picture letter writing experience の地図
405-2 Mori, Kasumi-ku, Kami-cho, Mikata-gun, Hyogo Prefecture