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釈尊院五輪塔
Shakuson-In-Gorintou (Five-ring pagoda)

Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Construction
Designated Date September 17,1954
Amount 1
Address Aza-Koromonoseki,Hiraizumi
Holder Shakuson-in
Retainer  
Administrator Chuson-ji
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
Shakuson-in Gorintou< is the tombstone consists of five different parts symbolizing the earth, water, fire, wind and air. (a wind part is missing)
Total height: 149.0cm, pagoda height (from the beneath of the base stone to top of Kuurin):135.3cm

Daiza ( a pedestal ): one side 81.6cm, Isseki-tukuridasi ( made of one large stone), top has a lotus base, and a mortise to receive Chirin.
Chirin ( earth ): one side 51.5cm, Isseki-tukuridasi, Sanskrit letters carved on Lotus base with a circular pattern all around. Hollowed out a round shape inside.
Suirin ( water ): maximum diameter 51.5cm, Isseki-tukuridasi. Sanskrit letters carved on Lotus base with a circular pattern all around. Hollowed out a round shape inside.
Karin ( fire ): one side 62.0cm, Sanskrit letters carved on all around.
Top has a mortise.
Kuurin ( air ): maximum diameter 29.8cm, Sanskrit letters carved on all around.
It is quite a valuable as the oldest Gorinto with dated inscription of “April 23, 1166” clearly noted in one side of the pedestal.