Manpukuji Sanmon (Manpukuji temple;...

NameManpukuji Sanmon (Manpukuji temple; the main gate)
Address1-3-82 Shitaderamachi, Tennoji Ward, Osaka City
Architecture ageEdo Kanbun1~Kanen3 / 1661~1750
Building type Religious buildings
ConstructionWooden building, hongawara-buki tiled roof, entrance 2.9m
Outline explanationManpukuji temple on Matsuyamachi-suji Street was founded in 1594 (Bunroku 3). It moved to the current site in 1640 (Kanei 17). Previously, there was a stone monument of Basho in the temple. This temple was used as living quarters for the Shinsengumi in Osaka from 1863 to 1867 in the late Edo period. The main hall, living quarters, and bell tower remain from the mid-Edo period. A Yakuimon gate with a kirizuma-style gable roof faces Matsuyamachi-suji Street to the west. Low fences surround it on both sides, and a private door is set in the left side of the fence. The gate is sturdy and beautiful. The main pillars were built at a 2.9 meter interval. Kaerumata (curved wooden support on top of the main beam) serves as structure as well as ornament. A sense of monumentality is established by a pattern of plants carved in the kaerumata, as well as eyou (sculptural decorations and colorful patterns) on the beams, rafters, and the tip of the crossbeams.
Cultural property type Registered Tangible Cultural Properties
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