Zofukuji Temple 0

Zofukuji Temple is home to the graves of the family of Kanesuke Susukida, a military commander active on the Toyotomi side during the Osaka no Jin siege of the city. Kanesuke Susukida is also known by the name Jutaro Iwami.

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    7:00 - 17:00
    *Temple grounds are open to visitors, but the main hall is not (advance reservation required)
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A temple of the Pure Land sect of Buddhism, its principal object of worship is a standing statue of the Amida Nyorai Buddha. Founded in 1602, it is site 32 on the Osaka New 48 Amida Pilgrimage.The main hall was burned down in 1768, only to be reconstructed in 1773. The mountain gate that escaped the fire's damages also eluded destruction during air raids on Osaka to remain in its original form today. The temple has had numerous successful publishers among its parishioners since the Edo era, a historical fact that's earned the temple the nickname of the "Book Shop Temple." It also reveres a seated statue of the Amida Nyorai Buddha erected in 1701 in prayers for women's rebirths in the afterlife. The temple grounds are home to a graveyard for eternal rest where crematory ashes are interred regardless of faith or sect. Located in an extremely tranquil setting, it is a soothing place to visit.

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    5-24 Ikutamateramachi, Tennoji-ku, Osaka, 543-0073
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    7-minute walk from Shitennoji-mae Yuhigaoka Station on the Subway Tanimachi Line
    9-minute walk from Tanimachi 9-chome Station on the Subway Tanimachi Line
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  • general participation

    Annual events include vernal (March) and autumnal (September) equinox ceremonies, Urabon Daisegaki-e purification ceremonies (August 21st yearly), and more.
    Inquiries accepted regarding rituals ranging from memorial services to funeral services and deposits of crematory ashes, services performed in perpetuity, prayers for unborn children, celebrations, religious weddings, and more.
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