The Place of Peace is the first Japanese temple ever to be dismantled and reconstructed in America.
Built in 1984, this inter-generational temple, Hei-Sei-Ji, was standing in Nagoya, Japan. The three characters over the front door are displayed on the original family plaque. In 2004, it was donated by the Tsuzuki family and was dismantled into more than 2,400 pieces. In 2008, it was transported through the Panama Canal to the Furman University campus where it was reconstructed by Japanese craftsmen.
The Place of Peace and the adjoining Asia Garden are designed to stimulate your experience of connection to the earth and all the peoples of the world. We invite you to stroll, meditate and experience deep calmness. Welcome.