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Tōzen-ji, Japan

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3 Chome-16-16 Takanawa
Tokyo 108-0074

Minato, Japan
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N35° 38' 3.3288" E139° 44' 6.5184"   (35.634258, 139.735144)
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Tōzen-ji (東禅寺) is a temple in Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism which has its headquarters at Myoshin-ji in Kyoto.In 1610, Ryonan-zenji founded it at Akasaka and in 1636 it was relocated to its present location. The temple was located directly on the Tokaido Road to the sea, and for that reason it was named Kaijō Zenrin (literally, "the Zen forest above the sea"). The words were embazoned prominently on the Sanmon, or main gate, which disappeared long ago. In the Edo period, Tōzen-ji was considered the family temple of various clans, including the Date clan of Sendai, the Ikeda clan of Omi province, the Inaba clan of Usuki Domain in Bungo province, the Suwo of Shinshu, the Tamura of Ichinoseki, and the Mori clan of Saeki in Bungo.After the bell of the main bell-tower was swept away by the 2011 tsunami, this bell has been recovered and brought back to its original place. A ceremony was held on June 7, 2018.


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Address: 3 Chome-16-16 Takanawa, Minato, Tokyo 108-0074, Japan