SĂ´jiji Temple, Chokushi-mon Gate

The Gate of the Imperial Envoy

Chokushi denotes an imperial order, and therefore, the gate was used on the occasion of the imperial mission visiting the Temple. A pair of yellow chrysanthemum crests appearing on the doors indicate they are the imperial family's emblem. The Temple was closely associated with the family in early days. Emperor Godaigo, for example, studied Buddhism with the Priest Keizan. The gate was build in 1925, while Emperor Taisho (1879-1926) was in supremacy.