Sanden-ji Temple Toshinso (Sanden-ji Temples stone foundation remain for the central pillar of a pag (山田寺塔心礎)

The remain of Sanden-ji Temple is the stone foundation for the central pillar of a pagoda in the old-days Sanden-ji Temple, established in Asuka period (late 7th century) in Sohara Terajima-cho, Kagamihara City, Gifu Prefecture.

This stone foundation remains at Musen-ji Temple, about 200m east-north of today's Sanden-ji Temple. This stone foundation was found as the foot stone piece of a guardian deity of children situated in a bush near Sanden-ji Temple, and later it was relocated to the current position in the early years of Meiji period.

From the reliquary hall under this stone foundation for the central pillar, a gold-plated copper container was found in a complete, original condition (a copper jar, named as "Saharinofuta Magarigosu").

Summary

The stone foundation has two reliquary holes in different dimensions.
Dimension: 181cm x 130cm x 85cm
The dimension of the reliquary hales are in: 85cm x 6cm, 16cm (bottom in 6cm) x 15cm

Designation as an important piece of Cultural Properties

In 1961, it is designated as a National Important Cultural Property. The official property name of these remains is 'Mino Inaba District, Sanden-ji Temple stone foundation remain for the central pillar of a pagoda with a set of copper pot placed with in the reliquary' and the stone foundation for the central pillar of a pagoda was also designated for a National Important Cultural Property as the 'Tsuketari' (the accompaniment) to the 'Dohtsubo' (a copper pot, designated in 1961 according to archaeological references).

Location

Sohara Terajima 2-18, Kagamihara City, Gifu Prefecture

Public access

15 minutes walk from Rokken Station of Nagoya Railroad Meitetsu Kagamihara Line (Gif Prefecture)
20 minutes walk from Sohara Station of JR Takayama Main Line