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The approach to Enpuku-ji
  • Founded: 1319
  • Other Names: 亀井山 (Kamei-zan), 亀井道場 (Kamei dôjô)
  • Japanese: 円福寺 (Enpuku-ji)

Enpuku-ji is a Jishû sect Buddhist temple located near Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya. Founded in 1319 by Gon'a, a relative of the Ashikaga clan, it was used by Shogun Ashikaga Takauji for worship, and long maintained a connection with that clan.

Shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori famously held a three-day renga poetry gathering at Enpuku-ji in 1432 while on a journey to Mt. Fuji.

During the Edo period, lords of Nagoya han beginning with Tokugawa Mitsutomo held theatre performances at Enpuku-ji, leading the temple to become famous as a performance space under the name Kamei Dojo.


  • Plaques on-site at Enpuku-ji.[1]