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金銀装舎利壇
Gold and Silver decorated Shari-Dan
(Platform for relics of the Buddha)

 
Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Arts and Crafts
Designated Date February 8, 1958
Amount 1
Address Aza-Koromonoseki,Hiraizumi
Holder Konjiki-in
Retainer  
Administrator Chuson-ji
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
(Shari= Originally it meant Buddha’s relics)

Height of the platform base 10.7cm,
One side length 73.4cm
Height of top altar 9.9cm
One side length 42.7cm

The foundation platform is wooden, and all four sides are divided into 3 parts, and each part has a fitted plate with a gilt bronze ornament of peacock facing each other, decorated with rose flower motif arabesque pattern all around the edge.
The top and bottom of kamachi rail has also gilt bronze decoration of rims with fishroe, rose flower and arabesque relief pattern. 

Top altar has a square upper floor with steps all around four directions on the lotus base. Top and bottom kamachi-rail and tsuka(short vertical posts) have metal ornaments with rose flower motif arabesque relief  pattern, and also have decorative railings with Giboshi (onion shaped decoration) all around the steps and top rims.