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Joroku-ji Temple丈六寺


The Joroku-ji Temple is a Soto-school Buddhist temple located in Tokushima City. The temple’s honorific “mountain name” is Zuirin-zan; its full formal name is Zuirin-zan Jiun-in Joroku-ji; it is the 24th temple on the Awa-Chichibu Kannon Temples 34-temple Pilgrimage. According to the temple’s own traditions, the Joroku-ji Temple was founded in 650, making it a very ancient temple. Besides the Hon-do (main hall), there are many National Important Cultural Properties in the temple, including the Sanmon gate, the Kannon-do hall, and the Kyozo (Scripture House), and as a result the Jorouku-ji Temple has become known as the “Awa region’s Horyu-ji Temple” (the Horyu-ji Temple in Nara is famous for its antiquity and its many treasures). The bloodstained floorboards from the treacherous attack on Shingai Sanetsuna by Motochika Chosokabe in the temple in 1582 have been preserved as part of the ceiling of the Tokuun-in hall; dark patches that are believed to be the vestiges of the bloodstains from the victims’ hands and feet can still be seen today.


Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Jourokuchou Jouryou

phone 0886450334

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Tokushima Pref. Tokushimashi Jourokuchou Jouryou [map]



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