Chouanji Soto Zen Temple
Choan-ji “everlasting peace temple”
Main image of worship
The main image of worship at Choan-ji is Buddha Shakyamuni
Choan-ji was founded in 1505, during the warring period.
The founder of Choan-ji is Juten Eiko Daiosho.
Founding lay followers
Choan-ji was first sponsored by Masaki Tokishige, a feudal lord of the Masaki Family; and later, his daughter and wife of Satomi Yoshiyori of the Satomi Family, Goinkyo sama, helped in solidifying the foundations of the temple.
Rev.Bunryu (Fumitaka) Oyama
1597 Miyayama, Kamogawa-shi Chiba prefecture, Japan