Tatami with Golden Fusuma at Shunkoin, a subtemple of Myoshinji Temple, was one of the most important places for Japanese Zen Buddhism in the early 20th century. Several sliding door panels at Shunkoin were painted by Eigaku Kano of the renowned Kano School of painting. Some of the paintings have Confucian themes as Confucianism was important to samurai during the Edo period when these paintings were made.
"Kobuntei" was built by a Samurai "Tokugawa Nariaki", the Ninth Feudal Lord. The Kobuntei is an old villa within Kairakuen Park. He was born in 1800 during the Edo period, In 1858, with the arrival of Commodore Perry's American fleet, he participated in the Japanese central government as a coastal defense councilor.
The famous “Mizunomi no Tora” (Tiger drinking water- 水呑みの虎) sliding doors (fusuma-襖) at the Dai Hōjō hall (大方丈) in Nanzen-ji (南禅寺) in Kyoto. It was painted by the famous Kanō Tan'yū (狩野 探幽, 4 March 1602 – 4 November 1674). These sliding doors were moved from Momoyama Castle (桃山城) in Fushimi to its present location in Nanzen-ji Temple.