Fuganji Temple

Address Ajima, Tawaramoto-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara

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Overview

Built in 1384 by Zen monk Ryodo Shingaku¸ Fuganji Temple is said to be the first Zen Buddhist temple in Yamato Province. It is the temple where Zeami of the Noh Kanze school is said to have entered priesthood. During the Muromachi period, it reached its peak as the family temple of the powerful Toichi clan and later during the Edo period became the temple where Lord Todo of Ajima village prayed. However, the main temple building was destroyed by fire at the end of the Edo period and now only the old main gate with the tablet "Hodasan" stands today as a remnant of its old self.

Tawaramoto Furusato Karuta