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Tokei-ji Temple


"Women's Refuge"

Kakuzen-ni, the wife of Tokimasa Hojo (the 8th regent) established this temple in 1285. Historically, Tokeiji is well known as a convent that provided refuge for women who had been summarily divorced. Documents relating to this notoriety are kept in the treasure house. Now the temple is famous for its splendid magnolias, peonies, and plum blossoms. The grounds include huge cryptomeria trees amidst bamboo thickets. The graves of nuns from the early days of the temple are in the cemetery. A noteworthy one is that of a former abbess, Tenshu, (Hideyoshi Toyotomi's granddaughter).
1367 Yamanouchi, Kamakura, Japan, 247-0062
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"Women's Refuge"
Kakuzen-ni, the wife of Tokimasa Hojo (the 8th regent) established this temple in 1285. Historically, Tokeiji is well known as a convent that provided refuge for women who had been summarily divorced. Documents relating to this notoriety are kept in the treasure house. Now the temple is famous for its splendid magnolias, peonies, and plum blossoms. The grounds include huge cryptomeria trees amidst bamboo thickets. The graves of nuns from the early days of the temple are in the cemetery. A noteworthy one is that of a former abbess, Tenshu, (Hideyoshi Toyotomi's granddaughter).
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