Main Hall, Minakami Hachiman Shrine

AddressYamagataken Turuokasi Mizusawa
  • Important cultural properties
  •   This shrine has a “sangensha nagare” construction (3-bay wide structure with a gable roof) and a thatched roof. Though it is unclear when construction was completed, estimates based on the architectural style place it in the mid Muromachi Period.   The main hall is a style of shrine construction called nagare, which was the most prevalent type. The completed form closely adheres to that style and displays good overall symmetry. The building is remarkable for the intricate carving techniques used on ornamental detail.