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Daijoji Temple

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Address: 860 Mori, Kasumi-ku, Mikata-gun, Kami-cho 669-6545, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 796-36-0602

This temple,Daijyo-ji, was founded about twelve hundred and fifty years...

This temple,Daijyo-ji, was founded about twelve hundred and fifty years ago.Sometimes Daijyo-ji is called Ohkyo-ji.

Ohkyo Maruyama was a famous artist in the Edo era about two hundred years ago.The works at Daijyo-ji have been said to be Ohkyo's gift to repay the kindness of chief priest who assisted the young artist in times of need.The paintings took eight years to complete.

Ohkyo has been called the father of the sketch and has contributed greatly to the modernization of japanese painting.

The reason for such high acclaim lies in his distinctive approach to the pictorial surface, which transformed the mere surface painting do form s to a deeper examination and understanding of the basic structures of objects.

After his death,this approach to painting was passed on to the Maruyama sect and Shijyo Maruyama sect.

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Very beautiful ancient buddhist temple at hyogo prefecture.the temple has a 1200 years history. The pictures and artwork in the temple is really very beautiful.If you want to... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2016
Sujata K
Okayama, Japan
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Okayama, Japan
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Very beautiful ancient buddhist temple at hyogo prefecture.the temple has a 1200 years history. The pictures and artwork in the temple is really very beautiful.If you want to feel the ancient japan ,must visit to Daijouji Temple.One of the beautiful temple from Japan.

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Nara, Japan
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Is not a normal Budhist Temple is more like a museum. it has a lot of works of art from around Edo period 1600-1868 painted in black ink and not only.

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Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

Its a good temple which is has too old history. Really nice visit and recommended for those who love the art of Japan. You can see the beautiful paintings in each room which have different effects. A nice historical place!

Thank Preeti B
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Reviewed 1 March 2016

If you have an interest in Japanese art, this is definitely a place you need to go to. The staff can speak some English, and there are English papers available that explain what each painting is about. The guide will lead you from room to room, showing you the full room paintings. They are very knowledgeable. We went in the... More 

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

This temple is well-known among those Japanese who love classic Japanese paintings. That is because all the rooms of its reception hall are fully decorated by the paintings of a famous master of Japanese painting, Maruyama Ohkyo, and his disciples. To be more precise, the reception hall consists of 13 rooms, and they are separated by “fusuma,” or Japanese-style sliding... More 

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