Thursday, January 1, 2009

Shofukuji Temple

Shofukuji Temple
basic information

Shofukuji was constructed in 1195 by Eisai, shortly after the priest had returned from China in order to introduce the Rinzai Zen sect to Japan. As a result, Shofukuji is considered Japan's first Zen temple. Its beautiful, wooden buildings, however, have been destroyed several times by fires over the centuries.

1 comment:

miguelmgracia said...

muy interesante e ilustrativo.