This temple is said (in the Nihon shoki) to have been built at the bequest of Tasuna (father of Kuratsukuri-no-Tori), who in 587 promised its construction in supplication for Emperor Yomei's recovery from illness. However, other references say the actual construction was undertaken by Tori. This temple, which served as the "clan temple" (ujidera) of the immigrant Kuratsukuri clan, is the oldest such temple on record as having been built by continental immigrants. It seems originally to have been a nunnery.
Excavations have revealed a well, drainage ditches, and tiles from the early 7th century.
|water well| Kaku Hazama| Kagami & comma-shaped jewels & gold leaf| bronze old coin| altar equipment to calm|
|TAKAMATSUZUKA KOFUN |THE ASUKA TEMPLES |ASUKA AND THE MAN'YOSHU|
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