2017/01/16

Gofunai temples 24 and 25

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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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From here starts the second part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 16 temples
土佐(高知)修行の道場 -- shugyo austerities - Kochi Tosa



. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

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Nr. 24 - Saishooji 最勝寺 Saisho-Ji

- 高天山 Kotenzan 大徳院 Daitoku-In  最勝寺 Saisho-Ji
新宿区上落合3-4-12 / 3 Chome-4-12 Kamiochiai, Shinjuku
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was probably founded in the Kamakura period on request of 北条時頼 Hojo Tokiyori (1227 - 1263)
It was revitalized around 1750 by 正等和尚 priest Shoto Osho (1703-1774), who's grave is at
Gofunai Temple 31, 多聞院 Tamon-In.
The main statue is 釈迦牟尼如来 Shakamuni Nyorai.
In the Edo period it was related to the shrines 中井御霊神社 and
下落合東山藤稲荷神社 Kami-Ochiai Higashiyama Fuji Inari Jinja.
After the Meiji restauration it was related to 内藤新宿花園神社 Naito Shinjuku Hanasono Jinja
with a Hall for Kobo Daishi at 三光院 Sanko-In.

In spring a famous shidarezakura 枝垂桜 hanging cherry tree decorates the compound.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 最御崎寺 Hotsumisaki-Ji in Shikoku :
明星の出でぬる方の東寺 暗き迷いはなどかあらまじ
Myōjō no idenuru kata no higashidera kurakimayoi wa nadoka aramashi


. 室戸山 Murotozan 明星院 Myosho-In 最御崎寺 Hotsumisaki-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/shinjuku/temple...


. Introduction of Shaka Nyorai .

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In the compound of the temple
. Shichifukujin 七福神 Seven Gods of Good Luck .


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Nr. 25 - Choorakuji 長楽寺 Choraku-Ji

- 六所山 Rokujozan 長命院 Chomei-In 長楽寺 Choraku-Ji
日野市程久保8-49-1 (旧角筈村)/ 8 Chome-49-1 Hodokubo, Hino-shi, Tōkyō (former Tsunohazu village)
(close to Tama Dobutsu Koen 多摩動物公園 Tama Zoological Park)
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1620 by 頼音和尚 Priest Raion.
The main statue is 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O. The statue has been brought to Japan from China by Kobo Daishi.
The Statue of Kobo Daishi is venerated as yakuyoke Daishi 厄除大師 Daishi to protect from evil influence and disaster.

The temple was first erected in 1620 on behalf of the governor 渡辺与兵衛 Watanabe Yohei as a huge compound with many buildings, at Tsunohazu.
Shogun 徳川家綱 Tokugawa Ietsuna (1641 - 1680) on his way to pray at the shrine 大国魂神社 Okunitama Jinja. When he passed here, he stopped and wrote the name Rokujozan with his own pen.
The temple was lost in the Second World War and relocated to its present place in 1960. It was a long-lasting reconstruction, now including the buildings
本堂 Main Hall, 阿弥陀堂Amida hall, 鎮守 Hall for the Regional Kami deity,
地蔵堂 Jizo Hall (with a kosodate Jizo 子育て地蔵 to pray for the upbringing of children),
事務所 temple office, 鐘楼 bell tower, 客殿 guest hall , 庫裡 temple kitchen and others.
The temple is related to 長谷寺(奈良県)Hasedera in Nara.

. 大国魂神社 Okunitama Jinja .
rokusho matsuri 六所祭 "festival at six places"

. Hasedera 長谷寺 - Sakurai, Nara .

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 津照寺 Shinsho-Ji in Shikoku :
法の舟入るか出るかこの津寺 迷うわが身をのせてたまえや
Nori no fune iru ka izuru ka kono Tsudera mayou wagami o nosete tamae ya


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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



shiawase kozoo しあわせ小僧 a young acolyte to bring happiness

To become happy, the pilgrim has to stand in front of the statue and adjust his hands in prayer
so that the wrinkles of the hands (shiwa 皺) meet (awase 合わせ).
This is a pun with shiwa awase - shiawase.

- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/tama/hino

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Jizo Bosatsu on the slope up to the temple.

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) was fond of 角筈 Tsunohazu:


角筈熊野十二社 Tsunohazu Kumano Junisha 12 Shrines



The Kumano Shrine and the Pond of the Twelve Shrines at Tsunohazu in Yotsuya
(Yotsuya Tsunohazu Jûnisô ike Kumano yashiro




. Gofunai Nr. 84 - Myoo-In 明王院 Myo-O-In .
yakuyoke Daishi 厄除大師

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- reference : 御府内八十八 最勝寺 -
- reference : 御府内八十八 長楽寺 -

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- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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