Sendai

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Entrance to Zuihoden (mausoleum of Daté Masamuné). The mausoleum, an ornate affair, was originally built in 1637 but destroyed during World War Two. The existing building is an exact replica built after the war. The mausoleum is flanked by tombs of loyal retainers who committed seppuku in order to follow their lord into death, and also the mausoleums of the second and third Daté lords.