Kobe Muslim Mosque

Local name神戸モスク
LocationChuo Ward, Kobe, Japan

Kobe Masjid, also known as Kobe Muslim Masjid, was founded in October, 1935 in Kobe and is Japan's first masjid. Its construction was funded by donations collected by the Islamic Committee of Kobe from 1928 until its opening in 1935. The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function as mosque today. It is located in the Kitano-cho foreign district of Kobe. Owing to its basement and structure, the mosque survived the air raids that laid waste to most of Kobe's urban districts in 1945 and was able to endure through the Great Hanshin earthquake in 1995. The mosque is located in one of Kobe's best-known tourist areas, which features many old western style buildings.

The mosque was built in traditional Indo-Islamic style by the Czech architect Jan Josef Švagr, the architect of a number of Western religious buildings throughout Japan.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe_Mosque

Official website http://www.kobemosque.info/en/top.html#

Email kobemasjid@gmail.com

Phone +81 78 2316 060

Address 2-25-14 Nakayamatedori Chuo Ward, Kobe Hyogo Prefecture 650-0004 Japan

Coordinates 34°41'46.268" N 135°11'16.437" E

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