Place of Peace in the middle of the day

Place of Peace

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.

Tour Hours

Our Place of Peace docents are available to answer questions and lead informal tours for the public.

June, July, August
1-3 p.m.

Asian Garden at sunset


The Place of Peace was donated to Furman University by the Tsuzuki family.

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Furman's Asian Studies faculty use The Place of Peace as a vehicle to enhance course curricula and engaged learning.

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Place of Peace with students walking up to it


Strategic Plan

The Place of Peace is part of a plan focused on sustainability, international education, and the development of the whole person.

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The Place of Peace has been featured in many articles.

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Student preparing tea

Metal grate, trees in rear

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Major Funding

In honor of Chigusa & Kiyohiro Tsuzuki, we would like to thank the following for their generous support:

Timothy F. Baiden
Bank of America
James E. and Malinda H. Eubanks
Japan World Exposition 70 Commemorative Fund
J. Michael ’82 and Elizabeth K. Harley
The Norris Foundation
Margaret C. Robertson ’33
Frank ’61 and Susan E. Shaw
George W. Willis ’48