History & Culture
【 Kotokusan-Sennenji Temple】Jodo Shinshu Honganji Buddhism
In the former town streets of Nakamachi in Shiroshi, which is deeply connected to the development of the castle town, sits “Sennenji”, a temple related to the Katakura clan. The Jodo Shinshu Honganji Buddhism was founded in 1602. The temple is mainly used by the first generation castle lord, Kagetsuna. It is said that the temple received 2 kanmon of rewards from Katakura family till the time of seventh generation. “Taishido” is located on the temple premise. The “National Treasure – Shotoku Taishi Statue” from Horyuji Temple is enshrined here. The “Gokaicho” or the revealing of the image of Buddha is held for 3 times every year on New Year’s Eve, New Year of the lunisolar calendar and 11 October. Many worshippers visit during these times. Senneji Temple is a temple related to “Shiraishibanashi”. “Shiraishibanashi” tells the tale of Yotaro Tomachi (Miyagino) and his daughters (Shinobu). Yotaro was cut down here at Hachimaida (current Otakasawa) in Edo period. The theme of “vengeance” in the story of “Gotaiheiki Shiroishibanashi” became a popular story in Joruri and Kabuki. This fact can be observed from the precious “Nishiki-e” in Sennenji Temple.
- Postal Code
- 53 Nakamachi,Shiroishi, Miyagi
- Phone number
- Access Method
- 3 minutes on foot from the JR Tohoku Main Line Shiroishi Station