2017年07月15日

'Konjikido' Golden Hall of 'Chusonji' Buddhist Temple in Iwate Prefecture, which realizes the land of Perfect Bliss, is an inexpressively amazing building.

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Chusonji Buddhist Temple, a pivotal structural element forming World Heritage 'Hiraizumi', features Konjikido Golden Hall. This Golden Hall stands out above the rest of many other historical buildings of Chusonji. Being built in 1124 by 'Fujiwara Kiyohira', the first generation of 'Oshu Fujiwara' clan, the coffins of four successive heads of the clan had been enshrined here. The bodies of them are mummified in these coffins. With the gilded coffins, gilded Buddhist statues and gilded interior finishing materials, they are also inlaid with turban shells, ivory and gems, Golden Hall has a tremendous capacity to charm people. These stunning decorations aim at the expression of the Earthly Paradise for the dead people of the clan, hoping they can go to Paradise as soon as they passed away. As shown in the picture, Konjikido Golden Hall is entirely covered with a concrete building. Taking a picture of the Hall is prohibited though, it's worth a look.

Licensed tour guide/travel consultant,
Masahisa Takaki.

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