Of the many historic buildings that have been moved to the Sankeien Garden, the three-story pagoda of the former Tomyo-ji temple is perhaps the most striking. Built in 1457, it is the oldest building in the garden. In addition to the three-story pagoda, the main hall of Tomyo-ji was also moved to the garden. It seems that the structures of the temple were moved from a virtually abandoned temple in order to maintain and preserve a structure of high historical value.
It is not known how this three-story pagoda was originally arranged in the temple complex of Tomyo-ji. However, the three-story pagoda was originally a stupa for storing Buddhist relics, and is still a central structure in Buddhist temples in Myanmar and Tibet. In Japan, too, although it was originally located in the center of the temple and the Asukadera Temple, built in the 6th century, it has become less central over time. Nevertheless, it is not often seen on a small hill. But it is a good thing that it was built on a small hill in this Sankeien garden. The three-story pagoda rising against the blue sky on the small hill behind the bridge is a very cool sight.
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