Kuri (kitchen)

Kuri (kitchen)

Kuri at Tenryū-ji.
A kuri (庫裏 lit. warehouse behind) or kuin (庫院 lit. warehouse hall) is the kitchen of a Zen monastery,[1] typically located behind the butsuden (or, Buddha Hall). Historically the kuri was a kitchen which prepared meals only for the abbot and his guests, though in modern Japan it now functions as the kitchen and administrative office for the entire monastery.[2][3]

See also


  1. ^ Kinoshita, 259
  2. ^ Baroni, 201
  3. ^ Watanabe, 34