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japan chinatown History
xian Emperor's Elixir
The First Emperor of China sent Xu Fu, 徐福, to obtain the elixir of imortality. After Xu Fu left, he never returned and some believed that he settled in Japan. Did he settled in Japan?
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Yang Gui Fei, 杨贵妃 as Yokihi
Yang Gui Fei, one of the 4 beauties of ancient China, was ordered to commit sucide in 756 CE. The Japanese believed that she escaped to Japan where she is known as Yokihi.

japan chinatown Landmarks and sites
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Nankinmachi, 南京町, Kobe Chinatown
A Chinatown in Kobe, Japan founded in 1868. This Chinatown has one of the most beautiful archways in the world and is a popular tourist site in Kobe.

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Kobe Kanteibyo, 神户关帝庙
A Chinese temple founded in 1887 and dedicated to Guan Yu. It is probably the only Chinese temple in the world to have its Hungry Ghost Festival rituals recognised as intangible cultural asset.

yokohama chinatown Yokohama Chinatown, 横滨中华街
Founded in 1859, the Yokohama Chinatown is the largest Chinatown in Japan and in Asia. It is also said to be the second largest Chinatown in the world
sennyuji temple Sennyu-Ji Temple, 泉涌寺, Kyoto
Japanese Buddhist monastery with a sculpture of Lady Yang Gui Fei, 杨贵妃 as Guan Yin.
yokohama kantebiyo Yokohama Kanteibyo, 横滨关帝庙
A temple in Yokohama Chinatown dedicated to Guan Gong. The temple has been damaged during various periods of its history but always rebuilt by the local community.
yokohama mazu temple Yokohama Mazu Miao, 横滨妈祖庙
The latest Mazu temple in Yokohama Chnatown and an interesting case study to show how modernity need not be about big shiny flashy buildings.
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