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Seihaku-ji Butsuden of 1415, a National Treasure

Seihaku-ji (清白寺?) is a Myōshin-ji Rinzai school Zen temple in Yamanashi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. It is said to have been founded in 1333 after a dream by Ashikaga Takauji. The temple was seriously damaged by fire in 1682.[1][2]

The Butsuden (仏殿?) of 1415, a 3x3 bay structure with mokoshi, was designated a National Treasure in 1955.[3] Its precise construction date was learned from items found during dismantling for repairs in 1917.[2] Its ranma (欄間?) was damaged by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake.[4]

The kuri (庫裏?) of 1689-93 is representative of Edo period priests' quarters in the region and was designated an Important Cultural Property in 2005.[5]

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Coordinates: 35°41′38″N 138°42′30″E / 35.69389°N 138.70833°E / 35.69389; 138.70833