02 Japanese Culture

Engaku-ji Temple 円覚寺

Engaku-ji Temple, located in Kamakura City, Kanagawa Prefecture, was built during the Kamakura period in the 13th century. Located in the back of the precincts Shariden, or a reliquary hall, is a masterpiece of the architectural style “Zenshu-yo” that was introduced from China along with Zen Buddhism, and is designated as a national treasure. Zen Buddhism values simplicity, so there are no vibrant colors or noticeable sculptures. It expresses a plain, simple and sturdy beauty that is familiar to Zen teachings.


Let's learn about wonderful history and culture of Japan together!  全国通訳案内士(英語) 英検1級

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *