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Kenchoji Temple

Identification

Kenchoji Temple
Kenjoji, 建長寺
215255

Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]

Facts

  • This temple is the most important of Kamakura`s five great Zen temples.
  • Kenchoji was founded in 1253.
  • It was the first Zen temple built in Kamakura.
  • Kenchoji is the main temple within the Zen Rikai Kenchoji school.
  • The Bonsho, or temple gong, has been designated a national treasure.

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Location

8 Yamanouchi
Kamakura
Kanagawa-ken
Japan

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