Ca: Tsukiji

08/26/2015

Tsukiji-Honganji-Temple at Tsukji in Tokyo

This is a Buddhist temple.

Tsukijihonganjitemple

The temple was originally built at Asakusa in 1617. However, the building was burned down by the big fire in 1657. The temple was not allowed to be reconstructed atthe original place, because the Shogunate government renovated the city planning for fire prevention.

The temple was rebuilt at Tsukiji. In 1923, the temple was burned again by the fire caused by the great Kanto earthquake. In 1934, the current main building was built. Thestructure is very unique. It combines Indian and Japanese Buddhism styles, and it has aGerman pipe organ. Free pipe organ concerts are held monthly. This temple acts as acommunity center for citizens.

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