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中尊寺金色堂堂内具
Naigu (Objects and Equipments) in Konjiki-do Hall, Chuson-ji

Designation National Treasure
Classification Arts and Crafts
Designated Date February 8, 1958
Amount  
Address Aza-Koromonoseki,Hiraizumi
Holder Konjiki-in
Retainer  
Administrator  
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
It contains as follows---
1 Wooden Raiban, 2 Raden-hirachirian, 1 Keika, 1 Fu-Kujaku-Monkei,
3 Kondo-hanto, 6 Kondo-Keman

[Wooden Canopy] (hanging over the platform)
All 3 Canopies : frame diameter:81.8cm,
Inner circle light : plate diameter; each 59cm, 52cm, 13cm in order.
They are all wooden, lacquered and gold leaf stamping, and have eight-petaled openwork.

[Wooden Raiban](platform)
Height 15.8cm, 66.2cm squares
It is the same style as the one in Kyodo(Sutra Repository).

[Raden-Hirachirian]
One height 42.7cm, the other height 42.6cm
Kanban(Top board) one length 25.1cm, the other 25.4cm
Kanban width: both 52.1cm
The style is similar to the one in Kyodo, but these are smaller than those ones.
One of them has openwork ornament of gold gilt, rose flower motif with arabesque pattern curving on the surface of foliated panels.

[Keika]
Height 59.0cm, width 56.0cm
The style is the same as the one in Kyodo.

[Kujaku-Monkei] (ritual gong)
Top width 15.1cm, bottom width 16.9cm
It has some beautiful curving on top and bottom of edges.
In the middle, there is tsukiza (hitting spot) with eight petaled flower relief, and a pair of peacock relieves on both sides facing each other.

[Kondo-Banto]
Three of their hights are 90.9cm, 11.6cm, 9.3cm in order
Hikkeikin height : 29.0cm, 22.4cm, 22.4cm in order
It used gilt-bronze openwork with stylized arabesque pattern of twisting vines.

[Kondo-Keman]
Length : 29.3cm, 29.0cm, 28.7cm in order
Width : 32.7cm, 57.5cm, 33.3cm in order
There are six pieces of three types.
One type has agemaki (braid motif) and a pair of Kalavinkas (winged female angels with halo) relieves on the base of gild-bronze openwork with rose flower motif and arabesque pattern. Two pieces are tacked together from both sides. The joint hook has four petaled knob seat with fishroe & rose flower motif with arabesque pattern, and has a joint part of facet ring on top.
Two pieces of the second type have only agemaki (braid motif) relief with openwork curving and incision on the front part and tacked together with metal joints. The joint parts have the same pattern incision.
Two pieces of the third type have almost the same style, but rather poor in artistic skills and techniques.