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Soji-ji Temple, Yokohama

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Sōji-ji is one of two daihonzan of the Sōtō school of Zen Buddhism. The other is Eihei-ji temple in Fukui Prefecture. Fodor's calls it "one of the largest and busiest Buddhist institutions in Japan". The temple was founded in 740 as a Shingon Buddhist temple. Keizan, later known as Sōtō's great patriarch Taiso Jōsai Daishi, founded the present temple in 1321, when he renamed it Sōji-ji with the help and patronage of Emperor Go-Daigo. The temple has about twelve buildings in Tsurumi, part of the port city of Yokohama, one designed by the architect Itō Chūta.HistoryGiving it the name Morooka-dera circa 740, Gyōki (668-749) founded the temple as a Shingon Buddhist temple in Noto, a peninsula on Honshu, Japan's largest island. At that time, the temple was a small chapel within the precincts of a larger Shinto shrine called Morooka Hiko Jinja. By 1296, the temple had grown enough to support a full-time priest and a master ajari named Jōken was assigned there.
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  • Hustle and bustle around Tsurumi station from place to shop for a few minutes with such solemn mind that place washed itself was inspiring. Cloud water towers nestled between the forest of silence, passing between his training during his I was fin.
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  • My first cousin's youngest adults either was. Is equipped with parking, near Tsurumi station. It was a temple are great where do bran Bodhidharma, Zen meditation, joined us in the sojiji Temple Tour, and down the long corridor, glimpse into everyday practice.
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  • This is a beautiful temple is surrounded by green hills. It seems a lot of young monks have been trained. Even going there that are full of something very solemn, has to walk freely, always nervous or somewhere. Drink on a hot day at the shop cool stuff, souvenirs bought Sesame tofu and home is fun.
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  • Great place to spend the afternoon. Huge temple with lots of history. Easily, one of the biggest in the area.
  • Absolutely amazing!
  • Mast visit place in Tsurumi. Very clam & clean place
  • Akahori Shinpei 1952 cherry tree Yin / Shinkai bamboo taro 1925 light delivered a war-goddess of mercy statue, pedestal (design: ITO chuta) only extant → 1965 another made reconstruction. Motoyama, amemiya Kei Jiro of unknown
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  • Unconventional Temple. During the autumn light is Deva to disco light. The precinct was bright colorful lights in Disneyland. I went casually, but I wish to come again! Now in place it seems. Is a Buddhist temple, but I don't know if I feel there is understanding in art.
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