The One about the Jizo Statues of Zojoji Temple

I have written about Zojoji Temple in the  past, but one thing I have not written about is the Jizo Statues. If you are planning to visit Tokyo Tower, across the street is Zojoji (or Zojo-ji) Temple and to the right of it are Jizo statues, child statues that are clothed and decorated.  But they also represent the souls of unborn children.  Those who died before birth, as well as […]

The One about the Monuments at Shiba Park (across the street from Zojoji Temple)

Right across the street from Zojoji Temple’s Sangedatsumon (Main Gate) is a resting area (or smoking area as that is what I see most people doing in this area) are a few monuments. While part of Shiba Park which goes around Zojoji Temple and there are much better areas to visit around the park, this area is rather interesting for its monument to the 1860 mission and Commodore Perry. One […]

The One about Zojoji Temple (in Minato)

  If you are heading to Tokyo Tower, right across the street is the Zozoji Temple. The Buddhist temple is located in the Shiba neighborhood of Minato, Tokyo and it is the Great Main Temple of the Chinzei branch of Jodo-shu Buddhism. Back in 1393, the Zojoji temple was founded as an orthodox and fundamental nembutsu seminary for Jodo shu. The temple was relocated to its present site in 1598 […]