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Hōfuku-ji information

Shimoda , Japan
Street 1-18-26 Shimoda
admission ¥300
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In the centre of town is Hōfuku-ji, a temple that is chiefly a museum memorialising the life of Okichi.

The museum is filled with scenes and artefacts from the various movie adaptations of her life on stage and screen. Okichi's grave is also here, in the far corner of the back garden, next to a faded copper statue. Other stones in this garden are dedicated to her, with the names of actors who played her.