The Tokyo mosque: A case study

  • Muhammad Abdur Rahman Siddiqi
Keywords: Tokyo mosque, Turkey, Japan, Islam


Tokyo Mosque with an adjoining Turkish Culture Center in Tokyo, Japan, is the largest and beautiful mosque in Japan. It was originally built on May 12, 1938 by immigrants from Russia who had come to Japan after the October Revolution. The mosque was demolished in 1986because of severe structural damage. Under the direction and support of Diyanet şleri Başkanlığı a new building was begun in 1998. The construction was completed in 2000 at a cost of around 1.5 billion yen. The inauguration was held on June 30, 2000. Based upon personal observation, documentary studies, and interviews with the officials of the mosque, this study analyses the history, growth and development of Tokyo mosque. This study is justified by the fact that Tokyo masjid is the most beautiful mosque in Asia with its gorgeous, elaborately designed decorations and the solemn and stately architecture.

How to Cite
Rahman Siddiqi, M. A. (2018). The Tokyo mosque: A case study. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), 5(2). Retrieved from