The Period of Kiyohira, the first generation of the Oshu Fujiwara
Kiyohira began the construction of Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi after Gosan'nen kassen (Late Three Years War). He built Tahoji Temple, Shakado Temple and Nikaiodo Temple which was the model of Yofukuji Temple by Minamoto no Yoritomo, and finally constructed majestic Konjikido (Golden Hall). Chusonji Temple consisted of 40 sub-temples and 300 priest's houses in the description of the Azuma Kagami.
In 1126, two years after the establishment of Konjikido, Kiyohira held a memorial service at Chusonji on a grand scale. He constructed Chusonji in order to pray for peace and protection of the state. Then in the period of Kiyohira many priests and craftsman in Kyoto moved to Hiraizumi, which contributed to the transplantation of Kyoto culture (especially Buddhist culture) to Hiraizumi.
Kiyohira's Reiｇｎ / Motohira's Reigｎ / Hidehira's Reign
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