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Jisho-in Temple

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"jiseiin" This is called seikosanjiseiimmuryoji and enshrines treasured Buddhist statue "cat guardian deity of children" and is famous as "cat temple". According to the history of the temple, Jishoin was established when Kukai held a memorial service for Kannon on his way to Nikkozan. On "Shinengou itahi (wooden monuemnt)", a Shinjuku's cultural property that is 41 centimeter high and 18.5 centimeter wide, the names of people who held memorial service for Buddha are engraved. And next to the names, "Fukutoku first year" is written. Fukutoku is an unofficial era name, estimated to be equivalent to 1490. There were many unofficial era names during Muromachi era. This means that the government at that time was not influential enough to spread a common era name. Though Fukutoku is sometimes used in some parts of Tokyo such as Tama area, Jishoin is the only place in central Tokyo where you can find a monument that uses Fukutoku.

Postal code 〒161-0031
Address 1-11-23, Nishiochiai, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station / Access
  • It is a 3-minute walk from Toei Oedo Line Ochiai-Minaminagasaki Station
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