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Shokoji Main Hall Entrance


Shokoji is a Buddhist temple belonging to the Jodo Shinshu Honganji-ha denomination. The temple is located on Toyama Bay near the mouth of the Oyabe River in Fushiki Furukokufu, Takaoka. Shokoji historically had strong ties to Honganji Temple, court nobles, and the Maeda family—the rulers of the Kaga Domain (1601–1871) that covered much of present-day Hokuriku—and developed into a magnificent monastery and temple complex. The 12 structures of the temple complex, including the spectacular Hondo (main hall), the Karamon gate relocated from Koshoji Temple in Kyoto, and the koraimon-style Somon (main gate) with fish-shaped shachihoko ornaments, are nationally designated Important Cultural Properties. In 2021, Shokoji Temple finished undergoing a 23-year-long restoration project termed the Great Heisei Restoration.

Copyright: Natsutoshi Nomoto
Art: Spherical
Resolution: 32564x16282
Taken: 13/10/2021
Hochgeladen: 26/10/2021


Tags: temple; buddhism; hall; entrance; wooden; architecture
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