Sōfuku-ji (Nagasaki)


Sōfuku-ji (Nagasaki)

nihongo|Sōfuku-ji|崇福寺 is an Ōbaku Zen temple that was built by the Chinese monk Chaonian in 1629 as the family temple of the Chinese from Fujian Province who settled in Nagasaki.

Description

Two of its buildings have been designated as national treasures. The red entrance gate and other structures in the precincts are rare examples of the architecture of South China during the Ming dynasty. The goddess of the sea, Maso, is enshrined in the Masodo, along with other life-sized statues in the main hall. In the temple grounds is a large cauldron made by the resident priest Qianhai to cook gruel for people who were starving during the famine of 1681. The Chinese Bon Festival is held here from July 26 to 28 (by lunar calendar), with Chinese coming from all over Japan to participate in the ritual for the dead.

Facility Information

Address: 7-8 Kajiya-machi, Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture

Hours of Operation: Year-round: 9:00am to 6:00pm


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