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Joju-in

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The cemetery at Jôju-in.

Jôju-in is a Shingon Buddhist temple in Kamakura. It was founded in 1219, when shogunal regent (shikken) Hôjô Yasutoki invited a high priest from Kyoto to found it on this site where Kôbô Daishi is said to have once stopped for several days on account of the beautiful scenery.

Though the temple was rebuilt on a different site after being destroyed in the 1333 siege of Kamakura, it was returned to this site during the Genroku period (1688-1704).

References

  • Plaques on-site.
  • "Jôju-in." Kamakura-burabura.com.

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