Kozoji Temple, Amidado Hall (Designated as Important Cultural Property)
Said to have been built by the wife of Shuei Fujiwara in 1177, this is one of Japan’s seven Amidado Halls, and the oldest wooden structure in the Miyagi Prefecture. The Amidado Hall enshrines a 2.7-meter statue of Buddha that is reputed to have been made in 1178.
Former Sato Family Residence(Designated as Important Cultural Property)
Adjacent to the western side of the Kozoji Amidado Hall is the Sato Family Residence, a medium-size farmhouse that was typical within the old Sendai territory in the middle of the Edo Period. With its spacious earth floor and hearth, it represents the simple lifestyles of the Tohoku Region farming communities of those days.
Revered through the ages as a sacred mountain, Mount Tokura is known for its abundant variety of trees and its winged inhabitants. In fact, some refer to this site as the wild bird forest. Anyone can easily enjoy a stroll along Mount Tokura’s paths listening to the chirping of the birds and trying out their bird-watching skills.
This building was constructed slowly over time from the early Meiji Era through the Taisho Era. It belonged to a member of the Ujiie Family, one of the three most powerful families of Kakuda. On the library grounds are a formal Japanese garden and anexquisite white-walled storehouse. On display here are archaeological and historical documents of Kakuda.