Zenpuku-ji

Zenpuku-ji (善福寺), also known as Azabu-san (麻布山), is a Jodo Shinshu temple located in the Azabu district of Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the oldest Tokyo temples, after Asakusa.

Founded by Kūkai in 824, Zenpuku-ji was originally a Shingon temple. Shinran visited the temple during the Kamakura period and brought the temple into the Jodo Shinshu sect.

Under the 1859 Treaty of Amity and Commerce, the first Tokyo legation of the United States of America was established at Zenpuku-ji under Consul-General Townsend Harris.

Fukuzawa Yukichi, the founder of Keio University, is buried at the temple, and Keio staff and alumni visit the temple on February 3 of each year (the anniversary of his death).

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