The Kennin-ji is the oldest temple in Kyōto and a Zen temple. The temple is famous, among other things, for the screen with the representation of the god of wind and thunder ( Fūjin-Raijin picture), a national treasure of Japan. This screen is completely covered with gold leaf. Furthermore there is a large Buddha Shakyamuni statue in the Dharma Hall. In this hall a pair of dragons was painted on the ceiling in 2002 on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the temple.