Place of Peace Dedication and Photography

The Place of Peace was donated to Furman University by the Tsuzuki family. The family has maintained residences in both Greenville, South Carolina and in Nagoya, Japan since the 1960s. It is the first authentic Japanese temple ever to be dismantled and fully reconstructed in America.

For many years this inter-generational temple, Hei-Sei-Ji, was standing in Nagoya, Japan. In 2004, it was dismantled into more than 2,400 pieces. Transported through the Panama Canal to Furman University, it was reconstructed by Japanese craftsmen on this site in 2008. (Text © Furman University)