Homotsuden Hall (Treasure House)
A repository for gifts from many influential men in powerful positions,
this is a real treasure house of national treasures and important cultural properties.

After going through the Romon Gate, there is a treasure house on the east side called the Homotsuden Hall. For over a thousand years since its construction, the Imperial Household has shown its respect to the shrine, and, as a mark of their devotion, many court nobles, members of the samurai class, and merchants have dedicated a vast number of valuable gifts to the hall. Among these is a national treasure called the Kitano Tenjin Engi Emaki, a picture scroll depicting the life of Michizane, a highly regarded work known for its lively colors and overflowing with life and energy. Many of the items preserved in the treasure house are important cultural properties, including ancient writings such as the "Nihon Shoki," a historical volume, and the Kitano History, the "Onikiri" (Demon Cutter) Japanese sword, a famous sword made by Horikawa Kunihiro (a famous swordsmith of the Azuchi-Momoyama period) donated by Toyotomi Hideyori, and swords attributed to the Maeda clan, the lords of the Kaga Domain. There are also works of art made by artists from Kyoto, votive horse pictures, picture boxes, folding screens, and utensils used in the tea ceremony, making a vast collection.

Homotsuden Treasure House Open Hours
Days open: Festival day (the 25th of every month), ume blossom and autumn leaves seasons, January 1, April 10 - May 30, December 1.
Hours open: 9:00 AM - 4 PM
Entrance fee: Regular fee 300 yen, Junior and High School students 250 yen, Children 150 yen
* Groups (30 or more) may apply for entrance on days other than those listed above (reservation required)
Homotsuden Hall (Treasure House)
Homotsuden Hall (Treasure House)
Engraving at the entrance to the treasure house
Engraving at the entrance to the
treasure house
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