Classic Gate of Eiheiji Temple

Eiheiji Guide 10: Small, beautiful gate 'Chujakumon'

By Takako Sakamoto    - 1 min read

This photo story is to guide you step-by-step as you explore Eiheiji Temple in Fukui, the Zen temple of 'Eternal Peace'. The tenth guide focuses on 'Chujakumon Gate', the beautiful wooden gate located between Buddha Hall and the Main Gate of Eiheiji. Other than the fact that it was built in 1852 and is a prefectural cultural property, information about the gate is not well provided. But just looking at the classic beauty of it mesmerizes me. Located on a hillside, just to glimpse the view of it from above and below makes it worth visiting!

For other photos, please see these other photo stories, a detailed history, this article, and the other entries to this guide, the links below.

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Dharma Hall of Eiheiji Temple

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Classic Gate of Eiheiji Temple 9

Classic Gate of Eiheiji Temple

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Graceful Pagoda of Eiheiji Temple

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Takako Sakamoto

Takako Sakamoto @takako.sakamoto

I was born in and grew up in Tokushima prefecture, and have lived in many places since then: Nishinomiya, Kyoto, Nara, Mie, Tokyo, Kanagawa, Saitama, Chiba, Fukuoka and Fukui. I am currently living in Yokohama City. All the places I lived, all the places I visited, I have loved dearly. The historical places where people lived, loved, suffered, and fought - places where I can still hear their heartbeats - mesmerize me. I'd like to retrace the footsteps of the people who lived in Japan a long long time ago, and introduce to you what they left behind on this soil.