This Ottoman-style mosque, also known as Tokyo Mosque, is the country’s biggest place of Islamic worship and offers space for around 1,200 worshipers. The Turkish-derived word “Camii” refers to a major, “congregational” mosque where people gather for Friday prayers. Architecturally, it is similar to the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul. Most of its building materials and furnishings were imported from Turkey. It took a hundred Turkish artisans about a year to finish the two-story mosque and adjacent cultural center.