October 26, 2017
The Zojoji Temple is a grand Buddhist temple situated in central Tokyo. It was relocated to its present site in 1598 during the Tokugawa era, which served as a family temple by Ieyasu Tokagawa, founder of the last shogunate in Japan.
Back in the day, the temple serves as an administrative center for religious studies and activities of Jodo Shu, also known as Jodo Buddhism, which is a branch of Pure Land Buddhism.
Today, the Zojoji continues to serve as the main temple of the Jodo Shu that houses the priest and novices of the Nembutsu Seminary. Soaring behind it is the Tokyo Tower that offers a picturesque view — symbolic of the city’s harmonious union that binds modernity and tradition.
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