Fukusai-ji

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Fukusai-ji
福済寺
Fukusaiji Temple 01.jpg
Kannon statue
Basic information
Affiliation Buddhist
Rite Zen
Prefecture Nagasaki
Country Japan
Completed 1628

Fukusai-ji (福済寺?) is an Ōbaku Zen temple in Nagasaki, Nagasaki, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Bunshizan (分紫山?). Founded in 1628 and later destroyed in 1945, Fukusai-ji has since been reconstructed in the shape of a turtle with an 18-metre high aluminium alloy statue of Kannon, the Bodhisattva of compassion. The interior is famous for the 25-metre Foucault Pendulum which swings over the remains of 16,500 Japanese killed during World War II.

Coordinates: 32°45′12″N 129°52′30″E / 32.75333°N 129.87500°E / 32.75333; 129.87500