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YAMAKAMI TAJUTO (MULTI-STORIED MONUMENT)
2555 Yamakami Niisatocho, Kiryu City
Designated a National Important Cultural Asset June 9, 1943

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This monument was erected by the Buddhist monk Dorin as a monument to peace during the early Heian Era on July 17, 801. It is 1.85 meters in height and 48 cm in width at the base. The entire three-storey monument is carved from one stone. The middle and top levels are sloped. Vermillion was painted on the four faces of the monument, and there are some 45 characters carved into the stone.

They are read starting from the top level and proceeding to the right, proceeding down. The bottom two supporting stones are painted black in order to add contrast to the vermilion-colored upper stories.

As a representative of Early Heian Era Buddhist culture in the area, the monument is considered a very valuable stone monument.




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