Shinkoji Hondo, Sanmon (Shinkoji te...

NameShinkoji Hondo, Sanmon (Shinkoji temple; the main hall, the main gate)
Address1-3-68 Shitaderamachi, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City
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Building type Religious buildings
ConstructionHondo: Reinforced concrete 1-story building with dome, 228㎡ Sanmon: Wooden building, hongawara-buki tiled roof, entrance 2.7m
Outline explanationShinkouji temple is located in Teramachi, the east area of Matsuyamachi-suji Street. It was founded in March 1624 (Kanei 1). The main hall was reconstructed with a reinforced concrete structure after a fire in 1923 (Taisho 12). It has been said that the head priest of that era designed the hall. The main hall and gate avoided fire during war. The dome roof, Sorin-like decorations on the pillars, handrails of parapets shaped like Hoju pillars, and multifoil arches create an Indian-style aesthetic. This building is registered by standards which “meet the norm of architecture and design”. The main temple gate is an Ikken Yakuimon with a kirizuma-style gable roof, facing Matsuyamachi-suji Street to the west. The main pillars were built at a 2.7 meter interval. Supported by Vertical beams (mebari ,obari), and kabuki (upper crossbar) over the pillars, the large bottle-shaped post with a curved beam called koryotaiheizuka is placed on the gable. Kibana (sculptures at the end of wood) was carved on the top of the taiheizuka post. The detailed designs at the ends of obari and eyou (sculptural decorations and colorful patterns) on the koryo beam are especially excellent.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
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