Slow Walk Illustrated Guide
Zentsu-ji Tanjo-in Birthplace Complex (West Temple)
This is the Shoryoden, which is a registered tangible cultural property. It was constructed in 1940 as the "Chureido" in commemoration of the fallen soldiers of the Second Sino-Japanese War. After the War, it was renamed the "Shoryoden," and until the construction of the Komyoden in 2009, it was used as a facility of worship for the charnel memorial tower. Although it was built with a Japanese cypress bark thatching at the time, it has since been rebuilt with copper roofing while retaining a portion of its former architecture. Additionally, atop the central "shumidan" (altar) found within the hall, a seated statue of Amitabha Tathagata that forms a "jo-in" (meditative hand gesture) pose is stored.
Registered tangible cultural property
Showa Period; Showa 15 (1940)
3-3-1 Zentsuji-cho, Zentsuji City, Kagawa Prefecture