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Hōkoku-ji, Japan

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〒248-0003 Kanagawa-ken
2 Chome−7−4 報国寺

Kamakura-shi, Japan
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Hōkoku-ji (報国寺) is an old temple in the Kenchō-ji school of the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism located in Kamakura, Japan. Famous for its bamboo garden, it is also known as "Bamboo Temple".
A statue of Gautama Buddha, called Shaka Nyorai in Japanese, in a sacred hall is the temple's principal image. The original of a statue of Sho Kan'non is on display at the Kamakura Museum of National Treasures. The temple is sometimes called Takuma-dera after the artist of a statue of Kashyap which was destroyed by a fire in 1891 in an adjacent hall.
The temple is No. 10 on the Kamakura 33 Kannon pilgrimage. The grounds cover approximately 13,000 square metres (140,000 sq ft).
^ a b c "Hokokuji". A Guide to Kamakura. Retrieved 10 April 2012. 
^ "Hokokuji Temple". Kamakura City. Retrieved 19 April 2012. 


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Address: Japan, 〒248-0003 Kanagawa-ken, Kamakura-shi, Jōmyōji, 2 Chome−7−4 報国寺