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").
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).
Sohara Terajima 2-18, Kagamihara City, Gifu Prefecture
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