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Formal Name
Higashi Hongan-ji
Other Name(s)
Asakusa Higashi Gomonzeki
Current Address
Taito-ku, Nishiasakusa
It is said this temple began as the Gobokozui-ji Temple built around Chiyoda Ward Awajicho in 1591. Relocated to its present location after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657. It served as lodgings for Chosen Tsushinshi (Delegations from the Korean Yi Dynasty to the Tokugawa shogunate during the Edo period) from 1711. The temple prospered as a famous Buddhist Temple rivaling Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple.