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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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9 Godaido Temple

9 Godaido Temple

In 1604 DATE Masamune constructed this Buddhist hall in the place where the Bishamondo hall, associated with the Shogun “SAKANOUENO Tamuramaro”, had stood since the 9th century. With masculine sculptures decorating the exterior, unique technique was given full play in the creation of the “Iegata Zushi (house-shaped miniature shrine),” which is representative of “DATE” culture. The “Godai Myoo-zo (Statues of Five Wisdom Kings)” inside are put on exhibit only once every thirty-three years.

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Stories : 2 The Establishment of Culture by Masamune
Designated : 13 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 : 9 Godaido Temple
Location : 111 Chonai, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi
Location/Ownership/Traditional place
Matsushima Town
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Access and Tourists Spots

  • 1. The Museum MATSUSHIMA

    The facility holds a combination of three private collections, including “Kitahara Toy Collection”, “Segawa Mode Collection” and a music box collection.

    33-3 Fugendo, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town

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  • 2. Marubun Matsushima Kisen, Co., Ltd. Matsushima Office

    Take a tour around the famous picture-postcard scenery of the islands. Oyster pot cruise line enters service from December to March, which is very convenient for time-saving tourists who wish to enjoy the oyster cuisine and the scenery at the same time.

    98-1 Chonai, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town

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  • 3. Matsushima Island Sightseeing Tour Cruise Ship Consortium

    Sightseeing cruise on a small pleasure boat will allow visitors to fully enjoy the ever-changing sceneries of various-sized strangely shaped rocks of Nio-jima, Kane-jima and Katsura-jima, or to take a close look at the details of rock surface or branches of pine trees.

    98-1 Chonai, Matsushima-aza, Matsushima Town

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  • 4. 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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Related Cultural Properties

  • 5 Site of Sendai Castle

    5 Site of Sendai Castle

  • 6 Drawings of residence of the Sendai domain in Edo and Sendai Castle’s main enclosure

    6 Drawings of residence of the Sendai domain in Edo and Sendai Castle’s main enclosure

  • 7 Partition painting of phoenixes from the Honmaru great hall of Sendai Castle

    7 Partition painting of phoenixes from the Honmaru great hall of Sendai Castle

  • 8 Partition paintings regarding Sendai Castle and Wakabayashi Castle

    8 Partition paintings regarding Sendai Castle and Wakabayashi Castle

  • 9 Godaido Temple

    9 Godaido Temple

  • 10 Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

    10 Osaki Hachimangu Shrine

  • 11 Yakushido hall of Mutsukokubunji Temple

    11 Yakushido hall of Mutsukokubunji Temple

  • 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)

  • 13 Materials Related to the Keicho-era Mission to Europe

    13 Materials Related to the Keicho-era Mission to Europe

  • 14 Konyo Bankoku Zenzu (the Map of the World)

    14 Konyo Bankoku Zenzu (the Map of the World)

  • 15 Japanese style poem script written by DATE Masamune.

    15 Japanese style poem script written by DATE Masamune.

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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