Chohoji Hondo (Main Hall at Chohoji Temple)

It is considered that the main hall was probably built in 1311 when this temple was moved to the present location.Although it is built in the Zen-sect architectural style, u sing a bracket system and massive pillars,more traditional Japanese style is also used in fine detail. Therefore, it is said that this main hall is a valusble building showing the trend of Japanese ar chitecture in the late Kamakura period (1192-1333) as a successful example in which both style are mixed harmoniously.