The Shoromon is the main gate of Myozenji Temple. Built in 1801, it is noted for its distinctive two-storied structure and high thatched roof. This design served as inspiration for the temple’s current main hall, which also features a thatched roof and was constructed 26 years after the gate.
The Shoromon’s original temple bell was requisitioned for military use during World War II. Its replacement, cast anew after the war ended, hangs in the gate and is rung every morning at 6時00分 a.m. It is also rung for ceremonies and on occasions such as New Year’s Eve.
This English description is provided by the "Multilingual Commentary Project 2021" of Japan Tourism Agency.
||Myozenji Temple: Shoromon Gate
||Gifu Prefecture DesignatedImportant Cultural Property (Structure)
||Designated on May 6, 1968
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