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Kenchû-ji 健中寺
Nagoya City


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Kenchû-ji is one of the Jôdo Buddhism most famous temple. It was built in 1651 by Tokugawa Mitsumoto, the then-lord of the Owari clan, for his father and the clan´s founder Tokugawa Yoshinao. The temple became the burial site for successive generations of the Tokugawas of Owari. In 1787 the temple was rebuilt, except the main gate sanmon, which is still in its original shape.


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