The name 'Miedo' literally means "hall of the honorable portrait". Enshrined inside this building is a portrait of Kobo Daishi that was painted by his disciple Shinnyo. This treasured portrait is surrounded by ten other portraits of Kobo Daishi's disciple. Originally this hall was used by Kobo Daishi to enshrine his Buddhist images and for his personal spiritual training. These two facts make Miedo the most important and sacred building in Danjo Garan..This hall has been closed to the public for many years with the exception of only a few select people that are permitted to enter on special occasion.