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Five-storied pagoda at Nara Kofuku-ji Temple to be repaired for the first time in 120 years

2020-02-20T13:45:18.242Z

One of the buildings that symbolize the scenery of the ancient city of Nara, Kofukuji National Treasure The five-storied pagoda has been severely damaged, so it is the first large-scale ...



Five-storied pagoda at Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara

One of the buildings that symbolize the landscape of the ancient city of Nara, Kofukuji National Treasure Five-storied Pagoda, has been severely damaged, so a large-scale repair will be carried out for the first time in about 120 years.

The five-storied pagoda at Kofuku-ji Temple was erected in the Nara period, and has been repeatedly burned down and rebuilt. The current tower was built in the Muromachi period.

About 50 meters tall, it is the tallest wooden pagoda next to Toji Temple in Kyoto, and is one of the buildings that symbolize the scenery of the ancient city of Nara.

However, the plaster of the wall was peeled in places, and some parts were punctured, and the damage was so severe that the temple had to be repaired for the first time in about 120 years since Meiji 34. Was.

The repair will be outsourced to Nara Prefecture, and over three years from the new fiscal year, we will investigate the degree of damage to the roof and members and conduct an earthquake-resistant diagnosis before deciding how to proceed with the repair.

Kofuku-ji says, "I want to work together as a temple to repair and pass on valuable cultural assets to future generations."

Source: nhk

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