The temple of Japan Heritage in TARAGI

Welcome to “Iyashi” “Nagomi” secret spot and sightseeing in countryside of Japan !

 

Today, I am very honored to be here and introduce this historical structure to you !

 

This is “Shoren-ji”temple, one of Japan heritages in this area.

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How beautiful shape is !

Dignified and splendid…    Pleasant and silent

 

This temple was built as a Sagara family’s temple in 1295, it was 720 years ago.

Sagara family was the lord of Kuma-Hitoyoshi area and controlled it until recent time.

 

 

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The height of the eaves is about 4.5m and the height from the eaves to the top of the roof  is about 7.58m, No.1 scale in Kumamoto prefecture !

It is said that a very skillful person from Hida(present Nagano pref) built it.

He was an artist, wasn’t he ?

 

In the house, there are three Buddist statues.

They are very important statues as same as national treasure ones, so

you must not take pictures there !

 

If you have a chance, please come and WATCH your own eyes.

We are looking forward to seeing you then !

 

 

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The side view of the temple and Japanese style garden.

 

 

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A entrance of the precincts.

Many Jizo statues with smiling are welcoming you !

 

 

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