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中尊寺金色堂覆堂
Ooido (Shelter) for Konjiki-do in Chuson-ji

Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Construction
Designated Date April 5,1931
Amount 1
Address Aza-Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi
Holder Konjiki-in
Retainer  
Administrator Chuson-ji
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary

Approximately 9 square meter, a single story,  Hogyo (an equilateral hip roof) style architecture.

It used to have thatched roof, but later changed to pan-tile roof, and then copper roof at present.
It is the shelter, built for the protection of Konjikido as National Treasure from bad weather.
According to the result of recent archeological research, it has been revealed that it has developed from very simple form to recent style.
This simple architectural shelter is presumed to be the work not before the middle of Muromachi-era, by examining the technique of eaves and tokyo in detail.

(tokyo = bracket complex composed of bracket arms and bearing blocks)