Ethereal Illumination of Kodaiji TempleLighting Test Prior to Night Exhibition23 October 2013 - Sightseeing/Events
On the night of October 23, prior to the autumn special evening admission, a lighting test was held at Kodaiji Temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto. A huge picture, approximately 80-tatami-mats in size, was arranged in Hashin-tei Garden in front of the main hall, creating an elegant simplicity that fits with the evening's gentle rain.
The artwork is 7.2 meters long and 16.8 meters wide. The original picture, drawn by Senrin Yamagishi, a Japanese-style painter based in Tokyo, was stretched to seven times its original size and transferred to a plastic sheet. Imaging "Waka," or a Japanese poem, of the "Kokin Wakashu," or Collection of Japanese Poems of Ancient and Modern Times, the design depicts the moon, autumnal leaves and the flow of a river. Yasuo Kitayama, a landscape gardener, supervised this project.
The special evening opening will continue until December 10, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The precincts of its sub-temple, Entokuin Temple, will also be illuminated during this event. There is an admission fee for either temple.(translated by Galileo, Inc.)