誕生寺(英語サイト)

 

SOSHI-DOH

 (Hall housing wooden statue of Holy Priest Nichiren)

The construction of this structure was started in 1832; it took ten years to build. It is made entirely of zelkova wood. The 48 zelkova columns had originally been earmarked to be used in building Edo Castle (Castle of the Tokugawa Shogunate, now current Imperial Place in Tokyo), but while in transit, the ship carrying the lumber foundered, and the lumber was then purchased by the TANJOH-JI. When you enter the building, straight ahead of you in the inner sacred shrine you will see a statue of the Holy Priest Nichiren. This statue of the Holy Priest Nichiren was made in 1363.

 

Holy Priest Nichiren

A heavenly maiden