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Obai-in Temple

Name 黄梅院 / Obai-in Temple
Adress Murasakino Daitokujicho83-1, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 603-8231
Hours Open 10:00~16:00
Admission 600yen

Ōbai-in (黄梅院) is an autonomous sub-temple of Daitoku-ji, Kyoto, Japan,the headquarters of the Daitoku-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. The Hondō (1586) and Kuri (1589) have been designated Important Cultural Properties.
Momoyama period monochrome fusuma paintings of Seven hermits in a bamboo grove (16 panels), Landscape with figures (14 panels), and Geese (14 panels), by Unkoku Tōgan (1588), have also been designated Important Cultural Properties.
The severed head of the statue of Sen no Rikyū, its position fatally regarded as hubristic by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, was once kept at Obai-in.


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