Designation National Important Cultural properties
Classification Scuriptures
Designated Date March 26, 1915
Designated Date in detail
Amount 1
Address Aza-Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi
Holder Daichouju-in
Administrator Chuson-ji
HomePage Hiraizumi's Cultural Heritage


Appendix   1 volume of Gammon (Pledge)

It included Okugaki (postscript added at the end of books) in 1329 by Fujiwara Sukekata.
It was the transcription of Gammon (pledge), used at the inauguration service for the erection of Chuson-ji by the first lord Kiyohira in 1126.
The original one was lost and doesn’t exist at present.
It was the clean copy of the original pledge written by Fujiwara Atsumitsu, well-known man of letters in Kyouto. And Reizen Asataka, an excellent calligrapher, made this clean copy by the order of the third lord Kiyohira.
Two letters still remained at present, and one was copied by Fujiwara Sukekata in 1329, and the other one was done by Kitahata Akiie, a commander-in-chief in Chinju-army base.
This prayer is incomparable, describing the purpose of the erection of Chuson-ji, its scale, structure and whole view of Oushu district in detail.
It is the quite valuable documents not only for the recording data, but also from the view point of Japan’s history.