The Myoryuji Temple from Kamakura was established in 1385 by Tanesada Chibade, a member of the Chiba clan - Chiba-shi 「千葉氏」. Descendants of the powerful Taira clan, Chiba-shi were the rulers of the today’s Chiba city.
The temple building was rebuilt one year after it was destroyed by the Great Kanto Earthquake from 1923 and the roof was renovated in 1983, but the mon of the clan, tsukini hoshi, is still present on the roof of the main hall, beautifully drawn in gold. I especially liked these golden roof decorations, highlighted by Crape myrtle flowers:
Yesterday’s Japan Photo: