Incredible tatami space Designated as a national treasure Senju-ji Temple in Mie Prefecture Mieido

2017.11.17

Incredible tatami space Designated as a national treasure Senju-ji Temple in Mie Prefecture Mieido

Incredible tatami space Designated as a national treasure Senju-ji Temple in Mie Prefecture Mieido

Since the Edo Period, Ise Grand Shrine has been known as Oisemairi (pilgrimage to Ise), and
a lot of people of the world have visited there.
It is in Mie Prefecture. It’s also known for Toba Aquarium and Suzuka circuit that hods
F1 Japanese Grand Prix.

And this time, Mieidou and Nyoraidou in Senju-ji Temple, located in Tsu City, the capital city of
Mie Prefecture, were designated as a national treasure.
It was the first time as buildings in Mie Prefecture.

There are a lot of national treasures in Japan.
National treasures indicate precious art and craft works and buildings.

As of September 1, 2017, there are 1,101 national treasures in Japan, and its buildings are 223.
And this time, Senju-ji Temple is added to it.

In Mieidou, there are 725 tatami mats, and this the 5th largest wooden building in Japan.
Its exterior is pure Japanese taste so that people might feel simple, but gorgeous decorations are
given to the interior.
This construction shows all technics when it was built.
This large tatami floored area is beyond the largest.

Entry fee of both Mieidou and Nyoraidou is free.
It’s able to enter between 06:00 and 15:30, so people are able to see the inside enough.

Senju-ji Temple has a majestic atmosphere, warm feelings by the tatami, and gravity feelings as a national treasure.
It’s not only the daytime appearance glowing with the blue sky in Tsu, but also the lighted up night scene is fantastic.

Source of photos:
https://www.kankomie.or.jp/spot/detail_12725.html

https://www.kankomie.or.jp/report/detail_219.html

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