It is a figure of Ukimido temple seen from the precincts of a temple.Ukimido built on Lake Biwa is known as one of the Omi Hakkei （近江八景）”Katata-no-Rakugan( Some wild geese which fly down from the sky in Katata).”Omi Hakkei are Eight Views of Omi made famous by Hiroshige’s picturesque woodblock prints.The formal name of Ukimido is a “Kaimonzan Mangetsu-ji temple.”It is the Zen temple of Rinzai sect, it belongs to the Kyoto Murasakino Daitoku-ji Temple group.Ukimido was built around 995 by Genshin( or Eshin) sozu( 源信（恵心）僧都) who was an author of “Ojyoyosyu (The Essentials of Pure Land Rebirth) “.He prayed the safety of passing on the Lake Biwa and the degree of creature, and built it.Amitabha of 1000 bodies called the “Sentaibutsu” are installed in the inside of Ukimido.Present Ukimi-do was rebuilt in Showa 12(1937).
堅田の写真（滋賀県大津市本堅田） 浮御堂 「４月の浮御堂～境内から」 2008.04.06 12：26 photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan Ukimido Temple “Ukimido Temple in April from the precincts of the temple” 2008.04.06 12：26
近江八景の一つ「堅田の落雁」こと、浮御堂。正式名は海門山満月寺です。 この山門（樓門）をくぐると、琵琶湖に浮かぶお堂（浮御堂）があります。 山門（樓門）は、浮御堂同様、登録文化財に指定されています。 If it passes through this gate, there is Ukimido temple which appears on Lake Biwa. The gate is designated as the registration cultural property like Ukimido temple.
堅田の写真（滋賀県大津市本堅田） 浮御堂 「海門山満月寺山門（樓門）」 2008.01.01 12：17 photograph of Katata,Otsu,Shiga,Japan Ukimido Temple “The gate of Kaimonzan Mangetsu-ji temple” 2008.01.01 12：17