65 Saifukuji 最福寺(さいふくじ)

Denomination:  Soto (曹洞宗)

Main Image:  Seikanzeon Bosatsu (聖観世音菩薩)

Location:  Minami Izu-cho, Kamo District (賀茂郡南伊豆町)


Saifukuji was originally founded in the year 1500 as a monastery called 律院. After this, a member of the Tamura Shogun came and ordered a building be built to honour their ancestors. They used a Kannon image as the main image of worship. It was renamed Saifukuji and converted to the Soto denomination.


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