Tsukiji Hongwanji

Located only minutes away from the Ginza in central Tokyo,
the Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple has served as an oasis for centuries.

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This Home Page is my feeble attempt to introduce the Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple. This temple roots back to the 17th century, when the Jodo Shinshu Mother Temple in Kyoto established a temple here in EDO, olden day Tokyo. Although it has a characteristic structure and ideal location, visitors have not always entered this grand, historical temple building, but have only seen it from the perimeter. One may enter the HONDO freely depending on the time of day. Many services are performed with accompanying GAGAKU court music. On occasion, one's paths may cross so that you may observe a Buddhist wedding ceremony, complete with traditional Gagaku Court Music and pipe organ accompaniment. As in most cases, the photographs you see on the following pages do not do justice to the true elegance and grandeur of the real view. Suffice to say, it is only an introduction.

Please visit the Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple the next time you are in Tokyo.

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Koshin Yamamoto is the head resident priest at Myouenji Buddhist Temple in Kawasaki. He is also one of the English speaking ministers affiliated with Tsukiji Hongwanji.







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Photographs courtesy of Tsukiji Hongwanji, copyright 1995.
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