Kodai-ji was founded in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (Nene) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (豊臣 秀吉), Japan's most famous daimyo. The temple construction was financed by the first Tokugawa Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. Following several fires, Kodai-ji was re-built in 1912. The garden, about 400 years old, was designed by the landscape garden designer Kobori Enshu (1579-1647).
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:History, Japan, Temple
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