Rimpa is a school of painting that began about 400 years ago in Kyoto. Events to celebrate its 400th anniversary have been held here since last year. Have you heard anything about it? One of the most famous painters in Rimpa is Sotatsu Tawaraya. His work "Fujin Raijin-zu byobu" (The folding screens of Wind God and Thunder God) owned by Kennin-ji Temple in Gion is wonderful. The original is housed in a museum, but the finest replica is visible in Kennin-ji Temple. I highly recommend visiting the temple to see it. This painting matches the atmosphere of the temple beautifully.