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Kobe Mosque


History


 The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function as a mosque today. 

-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.

Urban and Architectural


The mosque is located in one of Kobe's best-known tourist areas, the Kitano-Cho foreign district which features many old western-style buildings. and known as Kobe Muslim Masjid, it 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.

 

Architecture:

The mosque was built in traditional Indo-Islamic style by the Czech architect Jan Josef Švagr (1885–1969), the architect of a number of Western religious buildings throughout Japan.

 

Description


Details

Location

650-0004, Japan

Owners

Islamic Committee of Kobe

Architect Name

Jan Josef Svagr

Year of Build

1935

Drawings

Map

History

 The mosque was confiscated by the Imperial Japanese Navy in 1943. However, it continues to function as a mosque today. 

-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.

Urban and Architectural

The mosque is located in one of Kobe's best-known tourist areas, the Kitano-Cho foreign district which features many old western-style buildings. and known as Kobe Muslim Masjid, it 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.

 

Architecture:

The mosque was built in traditional Indo-Islamic style by the Czech architect Jan Josef Švagr (1885–1969), the architect of a number of Western religious buildings throughout Japan.

 

Description