Talk:Kōtoku-in

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Name of article[edit]

The Great Buddha statue is far more famous than the temple. I think the article should be titled "Great Buddha of Kamakura" and then mention that it is located at Kotokuin.Ghostofnemo (talk) 11:42, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

Accuracy[edit]

There are some minor details in this article that need reference or clarification. I'm looking at my entrance ticket I received while I was in Japan on holiday and it states that the Buddha was constructed for 10 years rather than the 5 years listed in this article. Furthermore the priest's name is spelled Joko on the the ticket where as it is Joukou in the article.

Can someone please verify this? I wouldn't think the publication on the back of the entrance ticket is wrong vs. what is in this article.

208.104.121.26 (talk) 21:50, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Done. Frank (Urashima Tarō) (talk) 00:03, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Perfect! Thanks for reviewing!

208.104.121.26 (talk) 03:32, 15 February 2011 (UTC)


My ticket also has 10 years listed, although regarding the Joko/Joukou issue it should be noted that the "u" following a hiragana character is just a way of saying the "o" sound is elongated when using the latin alphabet. This is alternatively written jōkō, and in this case it may actually be quite likely the ticket was "simplified" for western readers. 2601:8:A300:A72:B9BE:74DD:F87C:2577 (talk) 11:46, 1 January 2014 (UTC) Chris

Cemetery?[edit]

Many, perhaps even "most, temples in Japan have cemeteries within the temple precincts. Is there any indication from the literature that a cemetery is associated with this temple? Boneyard90 (talk) 21:42, 20 September 2012 (UTC)