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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune
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12 Zuiganji temple (Main building, Priest’s kitchen and corridor, Paintings on room partitions)

12 Zuiganji temple (Main building, Priest’s kitchen and corridor, Paintings on room partitions)

Masamune built this temple in 1609. Though simple in its exterior, the decorations seen in the interior of the “hondo (main building)” and on the roof of the “kuri (priest’s kitchen)” as well as the formation of the corridors clearly embody the fulgent world of the “DATE” culture. A total of 161 paintings on room partitions in various sizes are thickly painted on gold-leaf ground, and are works of painters retained by the Sendai domain. The arrangement of rooms shows a high resemblance to the large hall of Sendai Castle, such as “Jojodan-no-ma,” or Emperor’s room. The major Heisei Restoration revealed that the latest construction techniques of the time were employed in the building of the temple.

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Stories : 2 The Establishment of Culture by Masamune
Designated : 8 National Treasure13 National Important Cultural Property
Categories : 1 The Forefront of the Time / The Essence of the Momoyama Culture
Regions : 3 Matsushima Town
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Name : 12 Zuiganji temple (Main building, Priest’s kitchen and corridor, Paintings on room partitions)
Location : 91 Chonai, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi
Location/Ownership/Traditional place
Matsushima Town
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  • 1. Michinoku DATE Masamune Historical Museum

    This museum was built to record the life of DATE Masamune, the hero from the Warring State period. Utilizing over 200 life-sized wax figures to depict the turbulent life of Masamune, the exhibition accurately recreates 25 major events in his life. Especially, the equestrian statue of Masamune is so life-like that it could start dashing at any moment. The exhibition also includes wax figures of 50 great Michinoku icons who were born in the Tohoku region, including DAZAI Osamu, MUNAKATA Shiko, MIYAZAWA Kenji and NOGUCHI Hideyo.

    13-13 Fugendo, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town

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“Japan Heritage” Certified by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in FY2016
The “DATE Culture” Fostered by Masamune

“DATE Culture” Promoting Project Executive Committee
Miyagi Prefectural Bureau of Education, Department of Cultural Properties Protection 8-1 Hon-cho 3-chome, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, Miyagi