Zuiganji Temple

This temple used to be called Enpukuji Temple. Masamune Date revived it and renamed it Zuiganji Temple in the Keicho period. Through the inner gate to the inner courtyard is the main hall (old abbot’s quarters; a national treasure) at the front, and the priest’s kitchen (national treasure) and the passageway on the right. The main hall was constructed in the traditional shoinzukuri style. Its exterior features a simple Japanese design, but the interior displays the gorgeous world of Momoyama-style architecture in the carvings, colorings, metal fittings, pictures on sliding doors, and pasted paintings. There are many other cultural properties (buildings, artworks) in Zuiganji Temple, as well as Garyobai plum trees that have been designated natural monuments by Miyagi Prefecture.

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