Chumon (Middle Gate) and Oro (Open Veranda)
＊Important Cultural Property
Chumon is an approximately 10m tall, two-storied gate standing in front of the Main Sanctuary. The “karahafu” (undulating gable) on its front was added later on during the Meiji Period. “Oro” extends for about 13m with the Middle Gate at its center, in a form that resembles a bird spreading its wings. Today, priests take seats here during ceremonies held at the Main Sanctuary, but in former days, priests of Kofukuji Temple recited Buddhist sutras at this place.