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正信寺 Shoushin-ji Shoshinji Temple

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Shoshinji Temple in Urakawa Town on the south coast of Hokkaido is a temple of the Otani school of the Jodoshinshu sect. The principal object of worship is Amida Nyorai. It is the oldest temple in Urakawa Town and has been worshipped by local people since it was founded in the Meiji period.

It was originally founded in 1858 in Hakodate as the resident priests’ quarters of a larger temple. In 1878, the priest, Kodo Shimizu, asked the school headquarters for the relocation of the temple to Urakawa Village. As it was accepted, he built a temple building in Urakawa Village and moved the statue of Amida Nyorai to the new temple, which became a sub-branch temple of Honganji Temple.

After the temple building was damaged by Tokachioki Earthquake, the new building was constructed in the present place in 1959.

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20-1 Oodori, Urakawa-cho, Urakawa-gun, Hokkaido 057-0013
Shoshinji Temple

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