Nenbutsuji Hondo (Nenbutsuji temple...

NameNenbutsuji Hondo (Nenbutsuji temple; the main hall)
Address4-2-41 Uehonmachi, Tennoji ward, Osaka city
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Architecture ageEdo Tenpo 13 / 1842
Building type Religious buildings
ConstructionWooden building, hongawara-buki tiled roof 152㎡
Outline explanationNenbutsuji temple was constructed in 1580 (Tensho 8) and faces Uemachi-suji Street. It is the remnants of an ancient structure in the northernmost area of Teramachi formed during the Tokugawa period. The main hall and living quarters remain. The construction year was confirmed as 1842 (Tenpo 13) because the main temple gate and ridge tag, which avoided the fires during the war, date from the Genroku period. The plan of the intermediately sized Jodo-sect Buddhism main hall and the elaborate sculptures conform to the conventional architecture of the time. The appearance of the large irimoya-style hip-and-gable roof structure was very popular in these precincts. To preserve this architecture for the next hundred years, the temple was reroofed in 1997 (Heisei 9) by tile craftsmen from Nara who specialize in the restoration of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. By preserving historic architecture, the memory of Edo will be passed on to the future.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
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