Tibetan Temple

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The Tibetan Temple (チベットの寺院 Chibetto no Jīn) is a location featured in the first part of the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure series, Phantom Blood.

It is where Tonpetty and other monks reside and teach the Ripple to anyone disposed to confront the fate that awaits them. Will Anthonio Zeppeli travels here and learns the Ripple along with Dire and Straizo.


The temple is located in the depths of Tibet, following the Salween River, in a rocky valley where no vegetation is seen. It is surrounded by four rock pillars, and behind the temple there is a training ground.

Training Ground

It consists of several white pillars tied together with large ropes in a high altitude where the person who's training needs to focus their breath and not fall simultaneously.


Phantom Blood

Zeppeli, after experiencing the horrors of the Stone Mask, begins his search for a means of destroying its evil once and for all. In his travels, he comes upon a man who claims to be a doctor, but uses some kind of magic to heal his patients. Realizing its potential, Zeppeli asks the doctor where he learned the Ripple. The doctor instructs him to follow the Salween (Nu) River, stating that he will eventually reach a temple.[1]

Upon arriving at this temple, Zeppeli meets Tonpetty, the master monk, who warns him that learning to use the Ripple will lead to his demise. Nonetheless, Zeppeli accepts his destiny and begins his training. While Tonpetty has numerous disciples, Dire and Straizo are particularly notable allies who assist the Joestar Group.

Decades later, Straizo has become Tonpetty's successor and has disciples of his own. However, he eventually betrays and murders them in favor of becoming a vampire.[2]


Residents of the Tibetan Temple


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