Gokokuzan Sogenji, the main monastery in Okayama Japan

Zendo with the altar of Monjusri
Zendo with the altar of Monjusri
Shodo
Shodo Harada Roshi
Daichi Zenni - caretaker of the sangha
Daichi Zenni - caretaker of the sangha

The main monastery was build 300 years ago and Zen practice has been taken place there ever since. Great Zen masters came forth from this Zendo, and Shodo Harada Roshi is the 36 abbot of the monastery. He is giving life to the vision of his teacher Yamada Mumon Roshi by mainly teaching foreign students as well as teaching abroad. His translater is Daichi Zenni, who also cares for the sangha in the zendokan position.

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Hokuozan Sogenji, the main monastery in Europe

The big Zendo named Great Awakening Hall
The big Zendo named Great Awakening Hall
Taikan ShoE, vice abbess of Hokuozan
Taikan ShoE, vice abbess of Hokuozan