Overlooking Setoda Port on Mt. Cho-onzan stands an exquisite, red-lacquered
three-storied pagoda. Kojoji Temple was built in the beginning of the Muromachi
era, with the main temple being constructed in 1403 (Oei 11) and the pagoda
erected in 1432 (Eikyo 4).
The carvings on the wooden eaves and the jointed beams combine to form
a beautiful building. The use of unusual architectural techniques and most
especially the inverted lotus flowers decorating the squared-off central
pillars that support each of the pagoda's stories create a fascinating