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Posts tagged Shofukuji 聖福寺

Infinity Wall

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Shofukuji (Fukuoka, Japan)

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Shofukuji (聖福寺)


Art @ Shofukuji (Fukuoka, Japan)


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Shofukuji (Fukuoka, Japan)

Butsuden Hall

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Golden Buddha statues

The building in which these are housed.

Ancient architecture on a modern foundation

Shofukuji 聖福寺

Butsuden (仏殿) @ Shofukuji (聖福寺) – (Fukuoka 福岡)

In a country that rains as much as Japan, a wooden foundation for a structure isn’t going to stand up to the elements well. On the other hand, a concrete foundation like this one may take a little something away from the 400+ year old building it supports. Originally built in 1589, this temple appears to have been freshened up fairly recently.

Inside this structure are three golden Buddha statues. Every month on the 15th a ceremony is held here.

Temple palm trees

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Shofukuji palm trees
Fukuoka, Japan

Japanese maples and pines are common at Buddhist temples in Japan, but this may have been the first palm trees I encountered. Rain began falling, and this was my place of refuge for a few minutes.

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