Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Gokokuji main temple
Gokokuji is a Buddhist temple in the Bunkyo ward, it was founded in 1681 in the Edo period. In 1873 the emperor Meiji declared the temple a mausoleum. He and several of his children are buried there.

The building with a single layer roof built on an aesthetic iki design, that has survived the big Kanto earthquake and the bombing of the second world war.

Gokokuji Buddha
The main temple is considered an important cultural asset by the Japanese government.
Official site (Japanese).


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