The core temple of Imai-cho where Emperor Meiji stayed.
It is said that the Sanmon was relocated from Tonomine Myorakuji (now Tanzan Shrine) under the abolition of Buddha in the early Meiji era.
A temple of the Jodo Shinshu sect that was the core of the town that developed as Jinaicho and Imai. It is said that the temple was opened as a memorial temple during the Bunroku era, beginning with the construction of a dojo by Sir Toyohisa Imai, a family member of Honganji Temple at the end of the Muromachi period.
For generations, descendants have served as priests and have given their surname Imai.
A bell tower, a drum tower, a guest hall, a kuri, etc. are built in the precincts, and the main hall built at the beginning of the Edo period is designated as an important cultural property as it is valuable for understanding the style of the Jodo Shinshu main hall at that time.
In February 1877, it became the whereabouts of Emperor Meiji, who worshiped at the tomb of Emperor Jimmu.
※Currently, the main hall is under restoration and cannot be viewed.
I introduced it briefly, but when you actually come to the site, you can experience the history and tradition more concretely with the locals.
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