Shokakuin which is called as "Yamadera" by islanders with their fondness is ahistoric Shingon temple. It is said that the temple was formed between 729-748 and is the oldest temple in Marugame city, Kagawa prefecture.
The sculpture (dragon / tiger) at the entrance of Shoin and Tenjinsya that hasKirizumazukuri roof structure at the hall are exquisite wooden crafts. And thoseare counted as the masterpiece of Shiwaku Daiku (Skilled carpenters based on Honjima).
At an annual summer festival which has held at the 3rd Sunday of July, Buddhism initiations such as Yukaji, Hiwatari and so on take place. Many worshippers havevisited there.