About the Venue
Kenninji is a temple of the Zen sect, one of the main branches of Japanese Buddhism. Buddhism, founded approximately 2,500 years ago in India by Shakyamuni Buddha, teaches that the inherent suffering of life can be transcended through equanimity, wisdom, and compassion. The Zen sect, dating back to sixth-century China, seeks the realization of this ideal through a strict training system stressing work and meditation. At present, there are three branches of Zen in Japan – the Rinzai Soutou and Oubaku schools. Kenninji belongs to the Rinzai tradition. The temple was founded in 1202 by the priest Yousai (1141-1215).
Some of the temples in Kenninji open for public for training of Zen.
We are aiming to make an Art & Archaeology Show in there in 2016. If anybody to have interest joining us please contact us.
Kenninji Temple Ryosokuin
Kyoto Art & Archaeology Exhibition organizer is waiting for your interest for joining the project.
We are aiming to make a small but interesting exhibition in Kyoto’s historical landscape such as Temples,
old canard and in traditional Machiya style houses.
If you have any question please contact