Dec. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Daitoku-ji Shinjuan Special Viewing

- 大徳寺 真珠庵 特別公開 -
Foreign friendly
They also have pamphlets in English, and the official website is also in English.
Information
Inscriptions in English
Languages spoken
Some simple English
PeriodSeptember 1 - December 16,2018 (Except October 19-21)
VenueDaitoku-ji
265 4 10 1 reviews
Dec. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Daitoku-ji Shinjuan Special Viewing

- 大徳寺 真珠庵 特別公開 -
Foreign friendly
They also have pamphlets in English, and the official website is also in English.
Information
Inscriptions in English
Languages spoken
Some simple English
265 4 10 1 reviews
PeriodSeptember 1 - December 16,2018 (Except October 19-21)
VenueDaitoku-ji
Story & Recommendation
Anything goes at Shinju-an: Don’t miss the sliding door paintings!
Right now, there is a special viewing event taking place at Shinjuan, a sub-temple of Daitoku-ji. Until December 16, 2018, the traditional sliding door paintings of Shinjuan have been changed to new ones, for the first time in 400 years. The people given the task of making these new sliding door paintings were manga artists, movie directors, and art directors for games; creative people working in many different fields. It’s unheard of that a temple is this welcoming to subculture-related art, but this is because the founder of Shinjuan, a Zen Buddhist monk named Ikkyu, was himself an unconventional person who could think outside of the box. The harmony of traditional temple architecture and the world of games and manga is something that feels a bit strange, but the atmosphere also makes you forget about the time ticking away. As for the temple, the reason why they’re holding this event is to get those people not really into temples and Zen Buddhism to visit it too. Shinjuan is not normally open to the public, so even getting to go inside is a rare treat, so even those don’t normally go to temples should give it a thought.
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Sabachan
Nov. 11, 2018
Details
Event time
9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (You need to enter the event by 4:00 p.m.)
Cancellations
If a weather warning has been issued because of strong wind, rain, or an earthquake, or if work needs to be done to protect the Cultural Property, or if entering the premises is deemed to be dangerous, the event will be canceled without an advance announcement. This will be announced on the official website: http://kyotoshunju.com/?temple-en=daitokuji-shinju-an
Price range
Adults: 1.200 yen, middle and high school students: 600 yen, elementary school and under (with a guardian): free.
Credit cards
VISA, MASTER, JCB, AMEX, Diners / Accepted *Only at the merchandise corner.
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