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Kodaiji Temple

What is Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji temple locates to the East are of Kyoto city. This temple is popular with the building, cherry blossoms, the garden, and tea ceremony room.

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The best season of the temple is the end of March to the middle of April or the end of November to the beginning of December. 


In 1606 A.D. the temple was established to mourn for the death of Shogun Hideyoshi Toyotomi by one of his wives “Nene”. In 1624, changed the name to “Kodaiji” temple as now, but sometimes it calls as “Nene” temple. Unfortunately, sometimes it burned out and there few of them are left in this moment.

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  • Otamaya:The building locates to the hart area of the temple. And there are Hideyoshi and Nene’s statue in there. The picture of lacquer of its pillar is the best masterpiece of lacquer art in Japan.
  • lacquer:The lacquer picture art has 3 dimensional and 2 dimensional types. The Kodaiji temple has the 2 dimensional lacquer picture art. It has beautiful contrast of gold and black colors.

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