絵画
Painting

To Face the Life
Yorimichi's view of life and death

鳳凰堂中堂壁扉画

Paintings on the door of Phoenix Hall “Kuhon Raiko-zu”
(Reproduction)

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Paintings on the Walls and Doors in Chu-do Hall of Phoenix Hall (Hou-ou-do)鳳凰堂中堂壁扉画

[National Treasure]

The interior of Phoenix Hall displays Japan's oldest existing “Kuhon Raiko-zu” in the Yamato-e style (Japanese painting style developed in the Heian period). In Buddhism, it is believed that the Amida Buddha (Amida Nyorai) classifies a person's deeds into nine levels at their death depending on the acts of merit and belief made while alive. This scene is depicted in the paintings on the doors and walls inside the Phoenix Hall. One of them is the “Nissokan-zu” which represents the scene of a superb sunset. The paintings are important historical materials that reflect the view of nature and religion people had in those days while also showing the culture of that time.

  • 上品中生図(部分)《国宝》
  • 日想観図(復元)
  • 仏後壁
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Interior Colors of Phoenix Hall鳳凰堂 堂内彩色

[National Treasure]

The interior of Phoenix Hall was adorned not only with colorful paintings on the walls and doors but also was full of vivid colors and Hosoge flowery patterns from the pillars to the ceiling. Sixty-six bronze mirrors are embedded on the ceiling which reflect sunlight. It can be imagined how beautiful the interior became when surrounded by the reflection of beautiful colors.

  • 天井彩色
  • 堂内復元CG
  • 柱絵展開図の復元CG

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