Kofukuji (Nagasaki)

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The Kofukuji or Thomeizan Kofukuji[1] (Japanese: , Tōmeizan Kōfuku-ji) is an Buddhist temple of the Ōbaku school of Zen established in 1624 in Nagasaki, Japan. It is an important cultural asset designated by the government.

Its Mazu Hall (Masu-do) or Bodhisattva Hall (Bosa-do)[2] is one of the few temples located in Japan of the Chinese sea goddess known as Mazu, the deified form of the medieval Fujianese shamaness Lin Moniang (Chinese: 林默孃).

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  1. ^ "History", Official site, Nagasaki: Thomeizan Kofukuji, retrieved 23 December 2016 .
  2. ^ "Cultural Properties", Official site, Nagasaki: Thomeizan Kofukuji, retrieved 23 December 2016 .

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Coordinates: 32°44′52″N 129°53′02″E / 32.747881°N 129.883894°E / 32.747881; 129.883894