2024/02/20

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Welcome to Gokuraku 極楽 the Buddhist Paradise !

I will try and introduce information about the life of Shakyamuni Buddha
and a glossary of terms, many of them are kigo for Japanese haiku.

Paradise, Heaven 極楽 gokuraku and Hell 地獄  jigoku

ano yo あの世 the other world
haraiso はらいそ paradise (paraiso)
higan 彼岸 the other shore
joodo 浄土 Jodo Paradise of Amida
ka no yo かの世 the other world
. meido 冥土 冥途 the other world / yomi 黄泉 "the yellow springs" .
paradaisu パラダイス paradise, Paradies
raise 来世 afterlife, the world to come
rakuen 楽園 paradise, earthly paradise
shigo no sekai 死後の世界 the world after death
takai 他界 to die, to pass into the other world
tengoku 天国 heaven
tenjoo 天上 Tenjo, "up there", heaven

. toogen 桃源 Shangri-La シャングリラ, Arcadia, Eden - Toogenkyoo 桃源郷 fairyland, .
桃源郷 lit. Peach Blossom Valley

. raigoo, raigō 来迎 Raigo, the soul on the way to paradise .
"Decent of Amida Buddha", "Amida Coming over the Mountain"
- raigoozuu 来迎図 Raigozu, illustrations of the way to paradise


. Tokoyo no Kuni 常世国, 常世の国 The Eternal Land (of Shintoism) .
yomi 黄泉 the yellow springs, die Gelben Quellen
yuutopia ユートピア Utopia


And in the limbo toward the other world here are a lot of vengeful spirits, monsters and goblins.

. jigoku 地獄 Buddhist hell - Introduction .
naraku ならく / 奈落 hell, hades

. Pilgrimages in Japan - Introduction .


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. Introducing Buddha Statues .

. Introducing Buddhist Temples 寺 .

. Famous Buddhist Priests - ABC-List .


Gabi Greve
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. Gokuraku Joodoo 極楽浄土 Gokuraku Jodo, Paradise in the West of Amida Nyorai .



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2024/02/10

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A Tourist Guidebook to Paradise  
GokuRaku no Kankoo Annai 極楽の観光案内 by 西村公朝 Nishimura Kocho

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Buddhism in Japan - Buddha Statues - an extensive guide

A-TO-Z PHOTO DICTIONARY
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Buddhist Art News - Japan
News on Buddhist art, architecture, archaeology, music, dance, and academia.
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地獄と極楽がわかる本 - to understand hell and heaven
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A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism
William E. Deal, Brian Ruppert




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Intended for “upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars,” A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism fills a gap by presenting largely recent work of Japanese and Western scholars on Japanese Buddhism. The authors consider prior books on Buddhist cultural history as largely from Indian and Tibetan viewpoints. The particular presumptions, intellectual models, or even prejudices of such positions (e.g., to view Japanese Buddhism as a distant reflection, or a corruption, of a continental original) are seen as obstacles to an accurate history of Buddhism’s influence and interaction with Japan.

The great value of the book is to direct readers to approaches and theories perhaps overlooked by more general histories of Buddhism. Each chapter includes its own bibliography and notes, making the book useful for study of narrow sections of Japan’s history.

Published in 2015, many summaries of and citations to recent scholarship are incorporated. Although a relatively short volume (~200 pages, absent notes and biolographies), it includes a great deal of purely historical information surrounded by “cultural history,” covering Japan from protohistory to the present. The book includes a character glossary.

Some themes that run through the book are: that Buddhism in Japan was not a monolithic “ism,” and that individual sects were not exclusive of one another but rather interacted in practice and doctrine; the complex interaction of indigenous religion with Buddhism; Buddhist lineages in Japan as the agents of cultural influence (e.g., “lineages had already begun to pursue the possibility of an ultimate deity”).

Many chapters include subsections on women and gender in Japanese Buddhism, including a fascinating section on the link between literary salons “established in women’s circles” and often held within monasteries and creating an environment for “the evolving and intimate connection between monastic Buddhists and their lay supporters” (102-4). More generally, these sections illustrate the important influence of women on Japanese Buddhism throughout its history. The book also devotes substantial attention to religion in Japan in the modern period, a much-needed resource.

One instance of a simplification of Japanese history that the authors seek to correct is the view that Shinto and Buddhism remained largely separate strands. While the doctrine of honji-suijaku is relatively well-known, the book reveals in greater depth the complex interplay between the two religions by reference to the writings of recent (and less-recent) scholars.

Another attempt to reveal subtlety beyond a stock scholarly view concerns (in the Heian period) the “limitations of the ‘rhetoric of decadence’ [that] some scholars attribute to ‘old’ Buddhism”. The authors offer Minamoto no Tamenori’s (d. 1101) Sanbo’e as an attempt “to incorporate other parts of the populace” beyond the aristocracy. This undercuts the claim that “practitioners of the ‘old’ Buddhism were completely unconcerned with those outside their walls” as a cause of the emergence of “religious heroes” (like Kukai and Nichiren) (88-90). (That said, the ongoing theme of Japanese Buddhists, unsatisfied with the quality of teaching in Japan, who sought original texts and more authoritative teachers in China, does support the basis of a kind of “decadent” Buddhism.)

It is important to have a sense of what “cultural history” is, or what it intends to do, before considering the authors’ approach to a history Japanese Buddhism. Given that cultural history includes an extremely wide set of approaches, determining the present authors’ use of it as a method is largely about picking out strands from the mass of possibilities. (One author refers to “the notorious difficulty of organizing the disorderly profusion of intradisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and varying national-intellectual meanings and understandings of the “culture concept” into anything resembling consensual form” [Geoffrey Eley, “What Is Cultural History?”, New German Critique, No. 65, Cultural History/Cultural Studies, Spring – Summer, 1995, pp. 19-36].)

While the authors don’t set out their approach, generally in the present volume they tend to consider Buddhism in Japan less in terms of its religious or spiritual character or content and more as a generator of social and political forms. Or, rather, it is unspoken that religion was the driving force in developing myriad cultural effects in Japan, but the book doesn’t linger on religion itself, as it does on these effects.

It is unclear whether this approach is based on the position described by the scholar of medieval Japanese Buddhism Bernard Faure when he refers to an “absolute standpoint” as a “contradiction in terms” (Faure, Visions of Power (2000), 9). (Faure is frequently cited in A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism.) That is: there are no “religious” standpoints motivating individuals, in terms of absolute or ideal concepts, or at least that taking direction from such standpoints is delusional.

Faure’s view (following from Le Goff) is that “literary and artistic works of art (and, in the case of religion, ritual practice) do no represent any eternal, unitary reality, but rather are the products of the imagination of those who produce them” (Faure, 10, emphasis added). A similar view of religion advocates a “History of Religions approach – trying to figure out how and why certain forms of religiosity took shape the way they did instead of assuming that it was religious experience that made religion” (Alan Cole, Fathering Your Father (2009), xi).

Thus, Faure and historians who follow his approach write religious history absent of religion as an internal activity, aimed at self-improvement, transcendental, or altruistic. Or perhaps this approach simply considers individual “religious” experiences too personal, too psychologically opaque, to form the basis of historical inquiry, and thus discards consideration of such experiences as “religious” in nature, and instead consider them in mainly terms of materiality and politics.

The authors of A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism follow more directly the historian Kuroda Toshio’s sociopolitical functionalist approach. While occasionally offering descriptions of Buddhist practice and doctrine, the book largely focuses on: state-control over and connection with Buddhism in Japan (“Buddhism was firmly controlled by the state” during the early period (66)); art as narrative or purely visual, rather than a function of practice (99); Buddhist practice as a means of gaining influence or power at court, and the claim that “undoubtably” the introduction of esoteric lineages was related to the royal court’s interest in such power(106); that the court drove ritual (“Pivotal organizational and philosophical changes begin to arise in the royal court with the consolidation of the annual court ceremonies” (88, 106)).

Throughout, the authors take pains to connect influential Buddhists with the court: “The Daigoji halls, like those in other major monasteries, primarily housed scions of Fujiwara and Minamoto heritage” (107); “The Shingon lineages, from a very early point, […] had a special connection with the royal line” (108); “the intimate association between Tendai’s Enryakuji (Hiei) and the leading Fujiwaras” (108). Every monk who was a member of a royal family is identified in such a manner.

The author’s de-emphasis on “religious” explanations for religious history in Japan is intended to counterbalance writers who rely too much on such explanations. Citing the notable effect of D.T. Suzuki’s presentation of Zen Buddhism to the West (absurdist, gnomic, iconoclastic), and pointing out that “few Japanese Zen adherents, except those in the modern period and particularly those with access to the writings of Suzuki translated into Japanese” would recognize it, the author’s more social-science approach finds some justification. (146-7).

Performance theory is connected with the authors’ approach. A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism doesn’t lay any groundwork for the reader as to what the doctrine or technique of applying performance theory are. It is a notoriously amorphous field of inquiry. One description of the approach states that “the performative nature of societies around the world, how events and rituals as well as daily life [are] all governed by a code of performance,” and one sees how this aligns with Deal and Ruppert’s approach in the present volume: religious acts are not generated by authenticity, but rather are ritualized and “for show.” Performance theory is difficult to understand as contributing much to an analysis of history, since all human action is outward, and thus all actions are, in a literal sense, “performed.” The negative application of the theory is applied in the present volume: performance theory supports the strategy of avoiding examination the motivations, hearts, or minds of individual in Japanese Buddhist history.

This is a strategy for writing history, and indicates the above-mentioned scholarly caution, perhaps, but also it tends to paint individuals as acting according to a plan (or with hindsight), rather than by caprice, calling, sincerity, compassion, or irrationality. Perhaps it doesn’t matter, in terms of cultural history, whether or not an effect was caused by religion or some other motivation, but only that the effect did occur.

With regard to Buddhist art, the authors acknowledge – particularly as to poetry – that the “undoubted” motivation for including Buddhist themes was a recognition of the contrast between non-attachment and the “intoxication of those who made use of or found beauty in the linguistic arts” (102). Oddly – although in keeping with the author’s “non-religious” approach to religious art – the idea that such an aesthetic intoxication is meant exactly to advance individuals’ practice (e.g., through visualization) is never mentioned, with respect to poetry or any other art form.
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2023/08/10

Matsumotoin Mie Nishihinata

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. Mie Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage 三重四国八十八ヵ所霊場 .
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Matsumotoin 松本院 Matsumoto-In, Nishihinata
朝来山 Choraizan, 松本院 Matsumotoin
三重県伊賀市西日南町1739 / Mie, Iga city, Nishi-Hinata town

The main statue is . Fudo Myo-O 不動明王 .

- Chant of the temple
なうまく さんまんだ ばざらだん せんだん
 まかろしゃだ そわたや うんたらた かんまん


The temple was founded as a clan temple in 1616 by 藤堂高虎 Lord Todo Takatora (1556 - 1630),
who had come from 今治藩 Imabari to 伊勢津 Tsu in Ise.
It is a special 祈祷寺院 prayer temple in 伊賀 Iga,
to pray for healing of an eye disease of the lord.

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Built in 1616 as a temple of Shugendo religion, Matsumoto-in remains as
the only temple for Shugendo prayer and worship in Iga to this day.
Kuji-ho, a training method used in Shugendo, is also adopted in ninja techniques,
inferring that Shinobi (ninja) was established under the influence of Shugendo.
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1月8日      初護摩祈祷
2月節分の日    節分会
3月1日      厄除大般若祈祷
4月18日     不動尊会式・紫灯大護摩
5月中       高野山参詣(団参)
8月第一土曜・日曜 大峰山まいり(入峰修行)
春秋彼岸      彼岸会、十三仏講
毎月18日     心願護摩祈祷

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This temple is Nr. 33 of the pilgrimage

. Mie Shikoku Henro 三重四国八十八ヵ所霊場 .

. Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 (774 - 835) .

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Tōdō Takatora
Tōdō Takatora (藤堂高虎, February 16, 1556 – November 9, 1630)
was a Japanese daimyō of the Tōdō clan from the Azuchi–Momoyama to Edo periods.
He rose from relatively humble origins as an ashigaru (a light foot soldier) to become a daimyō.
.... Tōdō Takatora is also famous for excellence in castle design. ....
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. Temples with legends .

. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .

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2023/08/08

Fumonin Ichihara Aikawa

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Fumonin 普門院 Fumon-In, Aikawa
普門院 Fumonin (Shinmonin)
千葉県市原市相川92 / Chiba, Ichihara city, Aikawa

The main statue is 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.

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This Temple is Nr. 11 of the
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2023/08/07

Iga Saigoku Aizen Pilgrimage Info

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Saigoku Aizen 17 Pilgrimage 西国愛染十七霊場

西国17愛染

01. 愛染堂勝鬘院 Aizen Hall, Shoto-In - 大阪府大阪市天王寺区夕陽丘町 - Osaka
02. 東光寺 Toko-Ji - 兵庫県西宮市門戸西町 - Hyogo
03. 鏑射寺 Kaburai-Ji - 兵庫県神戸市北区道場町生野 - Hyogo
04. 摩耶山天上寺 - Tenjo-Ji- 兵庫県神戸市灘区摩耶山町 - Hyogo
05. 大龍寺 Dairyu-Ji - 兵庫県神戸市中央区再度山 - Hyogo
06. 正覚院 Shogaku-In (Seigaku-In) 須磨寺 Sumadera - 兵庫県神戸市須磨区須磨寺町 - Hyogo
07. 大聖寺 Daisho-Ji - 岡山県美作市作東町大聖寺 - Okayama
08. 東寺 To-Ji - 京都府京都市南区九条町 - Kyoto
09. 覚性律庵 Kakuseiritsu-An - 滋賀県大津市仰木 - Shiga

10. 高野山増福院 Zofuku-In - 和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山 Wakayama Koyasan
11. 愛染院 願成寺 Aizen-In Ganjo-Ji 三重県伊賀市農人町 - Mie
12. 久修園院 Kushoon-In - 大阪府枚方市楠葉中之芝 - Osaka
13. 西大寺 Saidai-Ji - 奈良県奈良市西大寺芝町 - Nara
14. 宝山寺 Hozan-Ji - 奈良県生駒市門前町 - Nara
15. 施福寺 Sefuku-JI - 大阪府和泉市槙尾山 - Osaka
16. 福智院 Fukuchi-In - 和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山 - Wakayama Koyasan
17. 金剛三昧院 Kongo Sanmai-In - 和歌山県伊都郡高野町高野山 - Wakayama Koyasan


. Aizen Myo-O 愛染明王 Aizen Myō-ō .
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2023/08/06

Iga Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Info

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Iga Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage 伊賀四国八十八ヶ所

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01 藤室山 春日寺 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市川東1349 - Kasuga-Ji
02 石田山 正蔵院 崇恩寺 釈迦如来 - 三重県伊賀市下郡489 - Soon-Ji
03 岡山 大光寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市寺田1535 - Daiko-Ji
04 五宝山 新大仏寺 - 三重県伊賀市富永1238 / 伊賀成田山、東大寺伊賀別所 - Shin Daibutsu-Ji
05 轟山 薬師寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市甲野2697 - Yakushi-Ji
06 等岳山 安養寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市甲野2697 - Anyo-Ji
07 黒岩山 妙覚寺 毘沙門天 - 三重県伊賀市鍛冶屋565 - Myokaku-Ji
08 小御堂山 光福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市岡波1020 - Kofuku-Ji
09 朝日山 喜福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市北山338 - Kifuku-Ji

10 日照山 勝福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市勝地501 - Shofuku-Ji
11 住連山 毘沙門寺 毘沙門天 - 三重県伊賀市寺田676 - Bishamon-Ji
12 無比山 正覚院 地福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市荒木1384 - Jifuku-Ji
13 雨華山 観音院 正福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市東高倉1148 - Shofuku-Ji
14 金輪山 西光寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市界外329 - Saiko-Ji
15 信田山 大龍寺 大日如来 - 三重県伊賀市上友生1174 - Dairyu-Ji
16 遠峯山 永保寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市喰代1096 - Eiho-Ji
17 神照山 浄瑠璃寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市摺見600 - Joruri-Ji
18 牛草山 金泉寺 釈迦如来 - 三重県伊賀市比自岐2848 - Kinsen-Ji
19 南岳山 滝仙寺 地蔵菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市瀧236 - Ryusen-Ji

20 上津山 宝珠院 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市北山1424 - Hoju-In / 上津不動
21 閼伽井山 善福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市伊勢路731 - Zenpuku-Ji
22 宇霧須山 宝厳寺 地蔵菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市寺脇803 - Hogon-Ji
23 笛吹山 金性寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市阿保566 - Konsho-Ji
24 岩谷山 大円寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市川上1-1 - Daien-Ji
25 滝地山 安楽寺 釈迦如来 - 三重県伊賀市青山羽根271 - Anraku-Ji
26 高寛山 蓮花寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市比土高瀬1972 - Renge-Ji
27 誉峯山 報恩寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市比土683 - Hoon-Ji
28 戸世山 薬師院 蓮明寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市上神戸1946 - Yakushi-In
29 江寄山 常福寺 五大明王 - 三重県伊賀市古郡559 - Jofuku-Ji

30 日新山 長隆寺 大日如来 - 三重県伊賀市森寺93 - Choryu-Ji
31 金谷山 持仏寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市上林635 - Jibutsu-Ji
32 天童山 無量寿福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市下神戸5 - Muryojufuku-Ji
33 宝珠山 蓮勝寺 馬頭観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市上郡335 - Rensho-Ji
34 引谷山 利生院 不動寺 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市沖1911 - Fudo-Ji
35 福田山 仏勝寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市猪田2159 - Bussho-Ji (Butshoji)
36 宝生山 真珠院 勝因寺 虚空蔵菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市山出1658 - Shoin-Ji
37 松谷山 徳円寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市上ノ庄1852 - Tokuen-Ji
38 安養山 市場寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市菖蒲池1471 - Ichiba-Ji
39 神峯山 吉田寺 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市蔵縄手349 - Yoshida-Ji

40 林泉山 長楽寺 薬師如来 - 三重県名張市東田原560 - Choraku-Ji
41 朏実山 大福寺 大日如来 - 三重県名張市美旗中村1581 - Daifuku-Ji
42 平照山 龍性院 薬師如来 - 三重県名張市滝之原4051 - Ryusho-In
43 利生山 常楽寺 釈迦如来 - 三重県伊賀市種生1269 - Joraku-Ji
44 朝日山 不動寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市長瀬1372 - Fudo-Ji
45 神向山 惣正寺 聖観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市布生1062 - Sosho-Ji
46 光照山 普門院 永福寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市下比奈知1978 - Eifuku-Ji
47 瑠璃山 寿命院 福典寺 薬師如来 - 三重県名張市夏見1163 - Jumyo-In
48 多宝山 地蔵院 青蓮寺 大日如来 - 三重県名張市青蓮寺327 - Jizo-In
49 多宝山 釈迦院 丈六寺 釈迦如来 - 三重県名張市赤目町丈六529 - Shaka-In / 日光山とも

50 西境山 大徳院 極楽寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市赤目町一ノ井412 - Gokuraku-Ji
51 宝集山 福龍寺 聖観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市鵜山300 - Fukuryu-Ji / お堂のみ、鵜山公民館の隣
52 八幡山 弥勒院 宝泉寺 千手観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市安部田2200 - Hosen-Ji
53 秀山 密巌院 無動寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市黒田902 - Mudo-Ji
54 槙山 勝宝院 福成就寺 薬師如来 - 三重県名張市箕曲中村1041 - Fukujoju-Ji
55 月照山 蓮光院 宝蔵寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県名張市平尾3232 - Hozo-Ji
56 不二山 蓮台院 蓮花寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市大屋戸154 - Renge-Ji
57 恵日山 光明院 長慶寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県名張市蔵持町里2565 - Jokei-Ji
58 月照山 善福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県名張市八幡295 - Zenpuku-Ji
59 中山 明王院 不動明王 - 三重県名張市薦生213 - Myoo-In / 伊賀西国33観音 Iga Saikoku 33 Kannon

60 成就山 蓮明寺 聖観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市大滝1712 - Renmyo-Ji
61 花垣山 池辺寺 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市予野197 - Chihen-Ji
62 医王山 薬師寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市治田5083 - Yakushi-Ji
63 龍華山 慈尊寺 弥勒菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市白樫1530 - Jison-Ji
64 龍王山 菊昌院 聖観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市法花2538 - Kikisho-In
65 重秀山 長楽寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市法花3049
66 普門山 観菩提寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市島ヶ原1349 - Choraku-Ji / 正月堂 東大寺別院
67 塩岡山 薬師院 徳楽寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市西高倉3543 - Yakushi-In / 三重88霊場、東海49薬師
68 日照山 蓮福寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市南古山1777 - Renpuku-Ji
69 平野山 金蓮院 仏土寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市東高倉3444 - Kinren-Ji / 三重88霊場

70 寒生山 大宝寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市安場3038 - Daiho-Ji
71 城谷山 観音院 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市神屋1645 - Kannon-In
72 上津山 蓮福寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市赤目町檀447 - Renpuku-Ji
73 桜本山 福楽寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市短野246 - Fukuraku-Ji
74 八段山 金伝寺 五大明王 - 三重県伊賀市上野西大手町3882 - Kinden-Ji
75 上野山 万福寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市上野寺町1157 - Manpuku-Ji
76 松涼山 善福院 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市上野寺町1176 - Zenpuku-Ji / 三重88霊場
77 上野山 薬師寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市上野伊予町1049 - Yakushi-Ji
78 遍光山 願成寺 愛染院 愛染明王 - 三重県伊賀市上野農人町354 - Aizen-In / 三重88霊場、西国17愛染
79 法爾山 安楽院 訶利帝母 - 三重県伊賀市上野農人町486 - Anraku-In / 牡丹寺 Botandera

80 鹿高山 宝積寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市矢川774 - Hoshaku-Ji
81 日秀山 観音寺 阿弥陀如来 - 三重県伊賀市東谷1254 - Kannon--Ji
82 日照山 観音寺 十一面観世音菩薩 - 三重県名張市朝日町1272 - Kannon-Ji
83 梅母山 蓮徳寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市湯屋谷1001 - Rentoku-Ji
84 吉慶山 妙楽寺 不動明王 - 三重県名張市奈垣18 - Myoraku-Ji
85 八塩山 普賢院 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市玉瀧7611 - Fugen-In
86 朝日山 宝光院 不動明王 - 三重県伊賀市中友田959 - Hoko-In
87 神宮山 成就院 聖観世音菩薩 - 三重県伊賀市小杉2530 - Joju-In
88 大宮山 密厳院 神王寺 薬師如来 - 三重県伊賀市下柘植2262 -Jinno-Ji /
. 88 Jinnooji 神王寺 Jinno-Ji, Tsuge . 柘植大師 Tsuge Daishi、西国49薬師、三重88霊場

bangai 光亀山 龍徳寺 大日如来 - 三重県名張市家野836 - Ryutoku-Ji
bangai 日朝山 弥勒寺 薬師如来 - 三重県名張市西田原2888 - Miroku-Ji / 西国49薬師、三重88霊場

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2023/08/04

Zenpukuin Mie Teramachi

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Zenpukuin 善福院 Zenpuku-In, Teramachi
松涼山 Shoryozan 善福院 Zenpukuin
伊賀市寺町1176 / Iga city, Teramachi

The Kannon statue is 十一面観世音菩薩 Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu.
It was possibly a trial statue for the Hasedera in Nara.
Also called 柳谷観世音 Yanagidani Kanzeon

- Chant of the temple
おん まか きゃろにきゃ そわか

The temple was founded around 740.

In the compound is 聖天堂 a Hall for the deity Shoten.

In the compound is 宝篋印塔 a Hokyoin pagoda tower.

In 1922, 石造十三重塔 a stone pagoda with 13 tires was erected.
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a Shrine for 白龍王神 the White Dragon Deity and
a Shrine for 八大龍神 the Eight Great Dragon Kings were made.

In the compound was a huge 松の大木 Matsu pine tree of more than 400 years,
which fell down during the typhoon in 1961.

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Also on the following pilgrimage :

- 伊賀四国八十八カ所第七十六番霊場 Iga Shikoku 88 Temples - Nr. 76 -
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This temple is Nr. 32 of the pilgrimage

. Mie Shikoku Henro 三重四国八十八ヵ所霊場 .

. Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 (774 - 835) .

. Juichimen Kannon 十一面観音 Senju Kannon 千手観音 Kannon with 11 faces and 1000 arms .


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2023/08/02

Chokokuji Ichihara Ariki

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Chokokuji 長谷寺 Chokoku-Ji, Ariki
大悲山 Daihizan 長谷寺 Chokokuji
千葉県市原市海士有木1643 / Chiba, Ishihara town, Ama, Ariki

The main statue is 十一面観世音菩薩 Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu.

Built on request of 聖武天皇 Emperor Shomu Tenno (701 - 756).
Saint 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu travelled around Japan to built temples.
Nearby was a large kuzu no ki 楠樹 Camphora officinarum
which Gyoki used to make the statue of Kannon Bosatsu.
The temple was first called 大悲山自然寺 Daihizan Shizen-Ji.
Later 平将門 Taira no Masakado (903 - 940) renamed the temple.

大悲山長谷寺と書かれた扁額 name plate of the Temple

stone marker in the compound

Statue of Kannon Bosatsu in the compound

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Also on the following pilgrimage :

. 新上総国三十三観音 New Kazusa 33 Kannon Pilgrimage . - Nr. 29

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This Temple is Nr. 10 of the
. Ichihara 市原郡八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Temples Pilgrimage .

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2023/08/01

Fudoin Yakushi Narito

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Fudooin 不動院 Fudo-In, Narito
成東山 Naritozan 不動院 Fudoin
山武市成東2551 / Sanmu city, Narito (Naruto)
namikiri Fudo-In 浪切不動院 Fudo cutting the waves
- - - - - 不動院長勝寺 Temple Chosho-Ji, Fudo-In

The main statue is 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O.

The temple was founded by 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu.

The temple is located at the foot of 石塚山 Mount Ishizukayama.
In former times one could look down at the sea from the garden
and hear the sound of the waves on the beach.

namikiri Fudo In 浪切不動院

. Photo of hengaku 扁額 the temple name plate . .

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This temple is Nr. 27 of the pilgrimage
. Kazusa 35 Yakushi Pilgrimage 上総国薬師如来霊場 .

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. 高蔵不動院 Takakura Fudo-In Legends .




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. tsuchinoko hebi 槌の子蛇 hammerspawn .
at the Yakushi Toge 薬師峠 Yakushi pass




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西置賜郡 Nishi-Okitama district 小国町 Oguni town
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Fudoin 不動院 Temple Fudo-In
分家して移ってきたとき、清安寺 不動院 Seian-Ji Fudo-In が「温泉を出すか水を出すか」といったので、水を選んだところ、同家には清水が出るようになったという。

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kitsune キツネ a fox
70年ほど前、狐に憑かれた女性がいた。不動院で祈祷してもらい、狐を男に移すと、座敷中をはね回り、口走る。その女性の姑が養蚕のことで願をかけ、叶えられたのに旗をあげなかったのが理由。

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kitsune キツネ a fox
奉公人の男が朝草刈りに出たまま帰らない。不動院に見てもらったら狐に化かされたという。裏山に小豆飯を供えたらなくなった。男は5日目ごろ、村はずれで見つかった。


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2023/07/28

Aizenin Mie Nonin

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Aizenin 愛染院 Aizen-In, Nonin
遍光山 Henkozan, 願成寺 Ganjo-Ji, 愛染院 Aizenin
伊賀市農人町354 / Iga city, Nonin town

The main statue is 愛染明王 Aizen Myo-O.

- Chant of the temple
おん まか らぎゃばぞろ しゅにしゃばざら 
さとば じゃくうん ばんこく


The temple was founded around 1190 by 鏡覚阿闍梨 Priest Kagaku
on request of 後鳥羽天皇(在位1183~98) Emperor Gotoba Tenno,
who was ill and wanted to pray for his health.
The temple was later lost to fire.
In 1661, it was re-built by 実恵法印 Saint Jitsue (Mie).
This temple is the family temple of 松尾芭蕉家 the Matsuo Basho Family.
There is also a mound with the last hair of the haiku poet Matsuo Basho.
In the compound is a statue of 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.
There are also Halls named 地蔵堂 Jiso Hall, 行者堂 Gyoja Hall and 聖天堂 Shoten Hall.

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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -

2月節分の日 節分会
4月8日   花まつり
8月26日  六夜会式 愛染明王縁日
10月12日 芭蕉祭墓前供養
春秋彼岸   彼岸会 無縁仏供養
毎月21日  弘法大師御影供

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Also on the following pilgrimages :

. Saigoku Aizen Deity Pilgrimage 西国愛染霊場 . - Nr. 11

東北三十六不動尊霊場 Tohoku 36 Fudo Temples Pilgrimage
. Kamitera Fudo Son Shokei-In 神寺不動尊松景院 . - Nr. 27

. Kamitera in Miyagi 神寺不動尊松景院 .

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Matsuo Basho visited Aizen-In

. Matsuo Basho 松尾芭蕉 .

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This temple is Nr. 31 of the pilgrimage

. Mie Shikoku Henro 三重四国八十八ヵ所霊場 .

. Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 (774 - 835) .

. Aizen Myo-O 愛染明王 Aizen Myō-ō .

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) .

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2023/07/26

Shokakuji Yakushi Matsugaya

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Shookakuji 勝覚寺 Shokaku-Ji, Matsugaya
萬徳山 Mantokuzan 勝覚寺 Shokakuji
山武市松ヶ谷2058 / Sammu city, Matsugaya

The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.

The temple was founded in 947
on request of 村上天皇 Emperor Murakami Tenno (926 - 967).
. More about Murakami in the wikipedia .

The statue of Shakyamuni Buddha is holding a flower.
He has a special smile, nenge mishoo 拈華微笑.
The Shaka Do 釈迦堂 Hall for Shakyamuni is opened of fine days.
There are shitenno 四天王像 statues of the Four Heavenly Kings.
They are 県指定文化財 a prefectural designated cultural property.

Near the temple are large fields of strawberries, where many people come in the season to pick them.

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shuin 朱印 stamp

omamori お守り amulets

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This temple is Nr. 26 of the pilgrimage
. Kazusa 35 Yakushi Pilgrimage 上総国薬師如来霊場 .

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