Relocating a Japanese Temple

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Dr. David Shaner, chairman of the philosophy department at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina (and also a friend), was entrusted in 2004 with the relocation of the Tsuzuki family’s private Buddhist temple from Japan to the Furman campus.  This is the first known relocation of a temple from Japan to the United States, and it was an incredible undertaking with a strict deadline of completed demolition.  Years of energy and talent were required to raise funds, dismantle, transport, and rebuild the temple – including 13 Japanese craftsmen.

Read more:

Associated Content, “Palace of Peace Buddhist Temple and Asian Gardens Dedication,” Sept. 18, 2008.

Lubbock Online, “Buddhist temple becomes part of university campus, ” Nov. 8, 2008.

Reconstruction is now complete.  These photos, taken during construction, are part of a collection posted here.

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