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Onjōji Temple’s Issai Kyōzō (Sutra library), octagonal rotating shelf for sutras

Onjōji Temple’s Issai Kyōzō (Sutra library), octagonal rotating shelf for sutras
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It is a comprehensive archive of Buddhist sutra and documents. Inside there is a kagami tenjō (mirror like ceiling), a mabaradaruki, flower shaped windows and all the implements typical of Zen architectural style. It was originally in Ōuchi Moriharu’s family temple, Kokuseiji. It was rebuilt in the actual place by Mōri Terumoto in 1602 (7th year of Keichō Era).

Specified Classification Cultural Property of Japan
Location 246 Onjōji-chō, Ōtsu city, Shiga prefecture