Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Shoufuku Ji

Shoufuku Ji
Shoufuku Ji (正福寺) is a Zen Buddhist temple in Higashi Murayama (東村山). The Shoufuku Jizo Hall is registered as one of the National Treasure of Japan. It is considered to be the oldest intact building in Tokyo Prefecture and a unique example of Kamakura era architecture.

Inside the hall are thousands of small Jizo statues that were offered by worshippers during the Edo Period. Every year on November 3rd, they have a festival there. During the festival, the hall is opened and you could see the Jizo statues.

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Komainu guarding the entrance.

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Noticed the Zelda's Triforce symbol ?

Shoufuku Ji Triforce ?
The Triforce is actually the Hojo clan family symbol. The Hojo clan was one of the clans during the Kamakura Shogunate.

Shoufuku Ji
The temple address is 〒189-0022 Higashimurayama-shi 4-6 Noguchi-cho. The closest station is Higashi Murayama Station on Seibu Shinjuku Line. From there, it's just 10 minutes walk.


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