Dongguk-sa Buddhist Temple, 동국 사

Korea’s only surviving Japanese colonial temple is right here, in Gunsan. It was founded by monks in 1913 and they still live here today.

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2 comments

  1. Troy

    This is a surprising find given the historical animosity shared between these two countries.

    • This is the last Japanese colonial temple in Korea, at least as far as I can gather from the material I’ve found. It also seems like there was quite a Japanese settlement in, what is now, the poor area of town.

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