History & Culture
【 Hakusekizan-Jorinji Temple】 The Jishu sect of Buddhism
Hakusekizan-Jorinji Temple is a temple of Jishu sect of Buddhism. Amithaba is the principle of worship at Hakusekizan-Jorinji Temple. According to the biography of the temple, the temple is established in 1325.It is said that the temple was moved from the front of Doba in the city to its current location during Katakura Kojuro Kagetsuna’s time.
“Toki no Taiko”, a taiko was located in the northeast side of the Former Shiroishi Castle outer citadel where the current Shimeisha resides, is carefully kept here. It is said that during the era of shogunate administration, lamps were lit in the lower floor of the building to measure time and drums were beat every 2 hours to tell the time of the day.
Jorinji Temple stood at the frontline of Sakura tree blooming seasons and is famous for its “Edo Higanzakura” that is the first to bloom even in the prefecture. Hence, many tourists visit the temple to have a glimpse of these magnificent Sakura trees.
The graves of Katahira Kanpei and Kawamura Shunyo resides on the temple ground. Katahira Kanpei assisted in the work of “Excavation of Kuramotoozeki”. Kawamura Shunyo came from Shiroishi and was the disciple of Azumatouyo. Kawamura Shunyo became the painter of the Sendai Domain at the time in his later years.
- Postal Code
- 1-7-35 Minamimachi,Shiroishi, Miyagi
- Phone number
- Access Method
- 13 minutes on foot from the JR Shiroishi Station 20 minutes on foot from the JR Shiroishi Zao Station