Zuisen Temple was built in 1390 by Hongan Temple’s 5th leader Shakunyo of the Hokuriku Pure Land Sect of Buddhism. It has a proud 600 year history, but sadly burnt down over 100 years ago. To rebuild the temple, a famous woodcarver named Maekawa Sanshirou was dispatched from Kyoto, and it was his skills that were passed on through the generations as the groundwork for modern Inami woodcarving. The reconstruction of the temple was completed in 1885 and it is currently the largest wooden temple in the Hokuriku area. The temple is filled with beautiful woodcarving both in its massive gate and the buildings. Additionally, there are important religious events and prayer held year-round and religious educational activities that we hold in 200 different locations across Hokuriku. Because of Zuisen Temple’s long history and tradition rooted in the local culture, it is a beloved part of the community.