Kuan Ti Miao
This temple in Yokohama Chinatown houses the widely revered warrior Guan Yu. This famous general from the History of the Three Kingdoms was later deified and is the primary figure of worship at this temple.
Holy Emperor Lord Guan Yu
Widely worshipped as the Chinese people’s cultural symbol of loyalty, courage and steadfastness, this legendary military general of the late Eastern Han Dynasty is immortalized in the 14th century novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.
The isolation of Japan ended at the end of Tokugawa period when Commodore Perry sailed into Tokyo harbor. Shortly thereafter, the port of Yokohama open in 1859. Many Chinese immigrated to Yokohama as merchants and craftsmen and settled in an area known today as Yamashita-cho.
While customs of worship varies among regions and families, here we introduce some common worship practices. Please note that the use of fire and incense is prohibited in the main shrine.