Daikoji Sanmon (Daikoji temple; the...

NameDaikoji Sanmon (Daikoji temple; the main gate)
Address2-1-32 Shitaderamachi, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City
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Architecture ageEdo Kanen 2 / 1749
Building type Religious buildings
ConstructionWooden building, hongawara-buki tiled roof, entrance 2.8 m, with left and right fences
Outline explanationDaikoji temple was constructed in February 1592 (Bunroku 1). With the exception of the gate built in the mid-Edo period, the temple was destroyed by the Great Osaka Air Raids on March 14, 1945 (Showa 20). The main hall of the temple was rebuilt after the war. Facing Matsuyamachi-suji Street to the west, the main temple gate is Ikken Yakuimon, which has a kirizuma-style gable roof. It consists of private doors and low fences on both sides of a 2.8m-wide gate. Yakuimon is a gate where one roof covers both the main front pillars and the rear support pillars, on which a gabled roof supports itself withVertical beams (mebari and obari). The ridge in the center of the roof is not equidistant from the front and rear pillars, but is located slightly toward the front. The gable and nakazonae (intercolumnar struts) are composed of the large bottle-shaped post with a curved beam (koryotaiheizuka) with carved sculptures (oigata). However, the gable and nakazone are different from each other in the ornamental design of oigata.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
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