Treasure Museum – Seiryūden
The Seiryūden temple crossing with over 1000 years of history, is recognized to be the greatest Zen temple of the Ōshū province (奥州: name for old Japan’s Mutsu(陸奥) province). With its notoriety as a temple and its large scale, it has been used since the 1st of October 1995 as an exhibition hall of the treasured articles of the Zuiganji temple.
The collection of roughly 30,000 articles is mainly constituted of room partition illustrations which have been mended for 10 years in a row and designed as national important cultural assets, portraits of the successive generations of the Date family, old piece of calligraphy, tea cups, portraits of the successive generations of chief priests, Zen monk writings (墨跡), paintings and documents of one of Japan’s three famous sights : Matsushima, as well as excavated articles of the Enoukiji temple dating of the Middles Age (Kamakura and Muromachi periods ).
The Seiryuden temple hosts permanent exhibitions as well as special exhibitions with various themes depending on the season.
Wooden statues corner
Wooden statue of Date Masamune sitting wearing his armor and helmet (Cultural asset of Miyagi prefecture)
Life-size wooden statue of Date Masamune. Created in 1652 on the request of the feudal lord of the second generation Date Tadamune on the occasion of the 17th death anniversary of Date Masamune. The statue commemorates the imposing figure of Date Masamune during the Imjin War (1592-1597), and according to Masamune’s last request, the statue is furnished with both eyes visible.
Wooden statue of Date Masamune’s eldest daughter Tenrinin Irohahime (天麟院五郎八姫木像 – her name after entering the priesthood).
Wooden statue of Irohahime (五郎八姫), the eldest daughter of Date Masamune and his legal wife Megohime (愛姫).
Films & replicas corner
A replica of national important cultural asset : the Raikennohi (頼賢碑: a stone monument)
Permanent exhibition room
Archeological exhibition corner
Special exhibition corner
Wall and sliding screen paintings exhibit room
Raised room of the raised room