Senjokaku (Senjōkaku, literally means. ""pavilion of 1000 tatami mats"") is the common name of Hōkoku Shrine. The name describes the spaciousness of the building, as Senjokaku is in fact approximately the size of one thousand tatami mats. The hall, which constructed in 1587, which is located on a small hill just beside Itsukushima Shrine.
Toyotomi Hideyoshi, is regarded as Japan's second ""great unifier."" commissioned Senjokaku for the purpose of chanting Buddhist sutras for fallen soldiers. The building has beennot yet completed. The building has been left unfinished. As Tokugawa Ieyasu took power after Toyotomi deth rather than the Toyotomi heirs.
Senjokaku is strikingly sparse, lacking proper ceilings and a front entrance. The incomplete building was dedicated to the soul of its founder, Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1872. The building remains its present day religious function. Next to Senjokaku stands a colorful five-storied pagoda originally built in 1407, predating the shrine itself.
Hours: 8:30 to 16:30
Closed: Opened All Year Round
Admission: 100 yen
Senjokaku is a ten minute walk from the Miyajima ferry pier. It is located on the hill just beside Itsukushima Shrine.
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