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Koshi-byo (孔子廟 Kooshi-byoo) means Confucius shrine in Japanese. As Confucian thought spread through Japan, many of these shrines appeared to commemorate Confucian philosophers: the most famous is the Yushima Seido (湯島聖堂, Yushima Seidoo) in Tokyo, built in 1630 and later home to an elite school during the Edo period (1603-1868). Another in Nagasaki is notable for standing on sovereign Chinese territory.

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