The 7 thatched buildings are designated of cultural property by Tochigi Prefecture.
Some parts from 1448 still exist despite numerous destructions and reconstructions
The temple is in Kurobane on the east side of the Naka River, it flows from the volcanic Mt. Nasu to the Pacific Ocean in Ibaraki. It is also known for its tasty sweetfish, Ayu caught in the region by traditional trap methods
The gateway is set in a cedar grove and as you walk up the steps there is a series of stone statues expressing different “thoughts” “attitudes” Im not sure which.. These 16 statues of expressive Rakans (achievers of Nirvana) were erected in 1994 to commemorate the 600th year anniversary of this temple The main hall is beyond the gate, the building on the left is for Zen meditation, and the building on the right is the priests’ living quarters. All three buildings are connected, with a cloister encircling a courtyard.
Thanks to Wikipedia for background