Suwa Shrine and Sofukuji Temple Christopher Evelyn-Wahl

The Suwa shrine is one of the major Shinto shrines in the Nagasaki prefecture. The Suwa Shrine is known for its great view of the city after you've climb the 193 steps and the Kunchi Festival which is held on October 7th through October 9th. The Shrine was originally built in 1648 and reconstructes in 1869 due to a previous fire. It was also crucial for the origins and contemporary of the manifestations of Shrine Shinto.

Suwa Shrine

The Sofukuji Temple was constructed in 1629 for the Chinese residents that were living in Nagasaki. Many monks The Sofukuji Temple belongs to the Obaku sect which is one of the three an sects in Japan. The Temple holds many festivals but the biggest one is the Bon festival which attracts Chinese visitors from all over Japan. On display is a cauldron that feed up to 3,000 people a day during the late 17th century. The Sofukuji Temple was built by Chinese residents for Chinese visitors and Buhhdist monks.

Sofukuji Temple
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