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Zuiho-den

  • 23–2 Otamaya shita Map It
  • Aoba-ku
  • Memorial/Monument/Tomb

Updated 09/20/2013

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Not your ordinary slab-of-stone memorial, the grand mausoleum of Date Masamune, the most revered daimyo of ancient Sendai, was made in the showy style of the Momoyama Period (16th century), where figures of people, birds, and flowers are carved and inlaid in natural colors. Looking like the world's fanciest one-story pagoda, there is so much gold leaf that in the right light it practically glows. Having burned during the firebombing in 1945, Zuihōden was reconstructed

beginning in 1974. During the excavation, Date's well-preserved remains were found and have been reinterred in what appears to be a perfect replica of the original hall. It's a 10-minute walk from the Zuihoden stop. The mausoleum is a short walk up the hill, and well worth it—it's a delightful change from other ancient architecture.

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Sight Information

Address:

23–2 Otamaya shita, Sendai, Miyagi-ken, 980-0814, Japan

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Phone:

022-262–6250; 022-262–6251

Website: www.zuihoden.com

Sight Details:

  • ¥550
  • Daily Feb.–Nov., daily 9–4:30; Dec.–Jan. 9–4

Updated 09/20/2013

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