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Saimyō-ji Temple

Japan Heritage/Architecture/Shrine/Temple
Tradition has it that the Saimyō-ji was established in 737. This historic temple contains a statue of the eleven-faced Kannon enshrined as the main object of worship. The temple also has in its precincts a three-storied pagoda built by the Mashiko clan, vassal to the Utsunomiya clan. This pagoda, the two-storied gate and the feretory in the main hall (also built by the Mashiko clan), have been designated important cultural properties by the Japanese government.
4469 Mashiko Mashiko Town Tochigi Prefecture
Japan Heritage/Architecture/Shrine/Temple