ENTOKU-IN, a small sub-temple of Kodai-ji, was founded in 1605 by Nene, the legal wife of Japan's most famous Samurai, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Following his death in 1598 she spent the last 19 years of her life living here. It is in a quiet part of Higashiyama, surrounded by small shops and tiny restaurants. An unusual feature of this temple is a wooden bridge over a quaint walkway that connects its two sections. Nearby is the popular, photogenic, street named for Nene, Nene-no-michi.
Category:Architecture and Structures
Keywords:History, Japan, Temple
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