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5 Senso-ji Rokkaku-do
(Senso-ji Rokkaku-do Hall)

Historic Place of Tokyo
Tangible Cultural Properties of Tokyo (Buildings)
Designated on November 3, 1952

Senso-ji Rokkaku-do Hall

This hall is supposed to be the oldest building in Senso-ji Temple at present, because, it has used the old architectural froms. Furthermore, according to "Senso-ji Shi" (History of Senso-ji Temple, edited in 1813), there is a mention that the hall was built on a well dug in 1618. Actually, the bottom of the hall is supported by the hexagonal wooden foundation and the stone base, and a well-shaped hole underground with piled stones of eleven steps is dug to a depth of about 1.5 meters.

The structure style: Sangawara-buki roofing, vermillion lacquered, hexagonal hall, the center of the hall with a diameter of 1.82 meters, 0.91 meters interval between pillars of a side. Such a style is very unique in Tokyo. The rafters supported the roof was made in "Ogi-taruki" style that the rafters spread radically like umbrella ribs. This style of rafter, especially hexagonal, is difficult to work and set up, so that is an opportunity for carpenters to show their skills.

"Higiri Jizo-son" is enshrined in Rokkaku-do Hall, which is said to have a miraculous efficacy surely if one prays on the fixed date. Therefore, this hall is also called "Higiri Jizo-do" ("Higiri" means the fixed date).

The hall had been originally located about 22 meters east from the present, but was moved to the present place in 1994. The original place is marked on the south stylobate of current Yogo-do Hall.

Opening Information of the Senso-ji Temple

Opening Days:
All year
Opening Times:
All day
ToiletsAccessible facility