LEARN MORE ABOUT TOKEIJI
Says scholar Robert Morrell: "In one Edo-period sketch dating from 1685 (a good year, what with Sebastian Bach, Hakuin Zenji, and all) the only item prominently missing today is the central Buddha Hall. Burned down? Nope. In 1907 some wealthy connoisseur moved it lock, stock, and barrel to the Sankeien Garden in Yokohama, where it is carefully preserved. Well worth a visit."
In July 2006, a new book entitled "Zen Sanctuary of Purple Robes: Japan's Tokeiji Convent since 1285" is planned for release by SUNY press in Albany. The book was written by Prof. Morrell and his wife Sachiko Morrell.