Archive for June 3rd, 2012

by / on June 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1991 – Mount Unzen Erupts in Japan!

Historical Events Today: 1991 – Mount Unzen erupts in Japan, worst eruption in Japanese history. Mount Unzen is an active volcanic group of several overlapping stratovolcanoes, near the city of Shimabara, Nagasaki Prefecture, on the island of Kyūshū, Japan’s southernmost main island. In 1792, the collapse of one of its several lava domes triggered a megatsunami that killed about 15,000 […]

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by / on June 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM / in My Travels, Tokyo

Kaifuku-ji Temple: Founded by Priest Ingen in 1658!

Kaifuku-ji Temple: Founded by Priest Ingen in 1658!, a set on Flickr. Kaifuku-ji Temple was founded by a Chinese priest Ingen in 1658. It was built in Fukagawa of Koto Ward but was transferred to the current site in 1910. This temple belongs to the Obaku-sect of Buddhism and was the only sect which was spread by the Chinese Buddhist […]

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