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Urakusai Oda, a master of the tea ceremony

Fusuma sliding door (part of fusuma sliding door), lotus and egret, by Kano Sangaku (Lent by Shoden Eigenin) [All works on exhibit through May 21] (In Japanese only)

Special exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the 100th anniversary of the death of Oda Arigakusai, the feudal lord of tea ceremony / The Museum of Kyoto

Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Sunday, June 25, 2023
10:00-18:00 *Friday until 19:30 (last entry 30 minutes before closing)
Kyoto Culture Museum

Daimyo Chanin Oda Arigakusai" is being held at the Museum of Kyoto until June 25, 2023 (Sun.).
Nagamasu Oda, aka Yurakusai, was born in 1547, the son of Nobuhide Oda and the younger brother of Nobunaga. He was active as a military commander under Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu. In his later years, he rebuilt Shodenin, the pagoda of Kenninji Temple in Kyoto, and went into hiding. While the name of the temple was changed in the course of modernization, Shoden Eigenin still has many cultural properties related to Yurakusai handed down to this day. What was in his mind when he served the Oda, Toyotomi, and Tokugawa shoguns, survived the currents of the times, and retired to Kyoto as "Yurakusai" for the rest of his long life until the age of 75? His sense of beauty, which survived the war, lives on in the modern tea ceremony and is regarded as the norm.
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the passing of the Yurakusai's death, the cultural properties of Shoden Eigenin are being investigated once again. Based on the findings, we will reexamine the character of Oda Yurakusai once again.

Urakusai Oda, a master of the tea ceremony

  • Otaru Festival (Sept. 8 festival held at Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto on May 15)
  • Kyoto Culture Museum
  • Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Sunday, June 25, 2023 10:00 - 18:00 *Friday until 19:30 (last admission 30 minutes before closing)
  • Adults 1600 yen, High school and college students 1000 yen, Elementary and junior high school students 500 yen
  • Takakura, Sanjo, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 3-minute walk from Subway Karasuma Oike Station
  • Tel.075-222-0888
  • Closed on Mondays
  • No parking
  • https://www.bunpaku.or.jp/
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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