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Onjōji Temple’s Kōjō-in’s Reception Hall

Onjōji Temple’s Kōjō-in’s Reception Hall
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Fine example of the shoin tsukuri, the origin of Japanese residential architecture. We are told that is been built by Yamaoka Dōami Kakedomo, Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s bushū, lord of the castle of Seta and priest at Miidera temple. In the interior first and second room there are paintings on the walls (Cultural Property of Japan) of the Kanō school, founded by Kanō Sanraku. The garden is also indicated as an historic site symbol of the late Muromachi Period.

Specified Classification National Treasure
Location 246 Onjōji-chō, Ōtsu city, Shiga prefecture