Jōryū-ji

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Jōryū-ji (常立寺) is a Nichiren-shū temple in Katase, Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Its mountain name is Ryūkō-zan (龍口山).
The temple is known for the stele commemorating the messengers from Yuan Dynasty, including To Seichū (Du Shizhong, Chinese: 杜世忠 ), who were killed by order of Hōjō Tokimune. In 2007, it was visited by Nambaryn Enkhbayar, President of Mongolia.
It is a famous place for its weeping flowering apricot trees, which attract many tourists' visit in early spring when they begin to bloom.
The temple's former headquarters was Minobu-san Kuon-ji and the current headquarters is Hongaku-ji (Japanese: 本覚寺), often referred to as "Kuon-ji West".

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Wikipedia, Blueballoon

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