This gate originally functioned as the front gate of the Sairakuin Hall, which was the main monks’ residence at Daisenji Temple. In 1875, however, the temple was closed and turned into a Shinto shrine, and the original temple gate was moved to become the gate of the inner shrine. The gate is back to front relative to the shrine, since when it was moved to its present site, its orientation was not adjusted.
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