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鉄樹(珊瑚樹・橙樹)
Iron Trees
(Coral tree, Orange tree)

Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Arts and Crafts
Designated Date June 6, 1984
Amount 2
Address Aza-Hanadate,Hiraizumi
Holder Senju-in
Retainer  
Administrator  
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage

Summary
Height (large) 111.5cm
  (small) 56.3cm

It is said to have been in the O-Amida-Do Hall of Kanjizaio-in, or in the house of the third Fujiwara lord Hidehira, and it is also said to be the work of Maikusa, an iron-burner.
It is very rare to have such a large iron tree, and considered to be decorated in the garden during ceremonies.
They are regarded as coral tree and orange tree, and used to have some leaves and flowers. The gently curved line of the twigs and branches express graceful and exquisite features.
It is said to be the work of the late Heian period, and is the excellent work to show the high quality technique of Fujiwara Heian culture in metalwork of hammering iron.