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2020/03/06

Naritasan Fudo Takasaki

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Naritasan Fudo Son 成田山不動尊
光徳寺 Kotoku-Ji // 高崎成田山 Takasaki Narita San



高崎市成田町23 / Takasaki city, Naritacho 23

The temple was founded in 1583 in a compound of the temple 威徳寺 Itoku-Ji.



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高崎成田山太子堂 Takasaki Naritasan Taishi-Do Hall
Built by the craftsmen and artists of the area to venerate Shotoku Taishi a protector deity.


source : amanaimages.com/info...

. Prince Shotoku Taishi 聖徳太子 (574 - 622) .


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omamori お守り amulets


- Homepage of the temple
- source : n-koutokuji...


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This temple is Nr. 5 of the
. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Northern Kanto .



. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .


. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja - Fudo Myoo .


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The haiku poet 高浜虚子 Takahama Kyoshi has visited this temple and there is a haiku memorial stone in the compound.



. 高浜虚子 Takahama Kyoshi .
(1874 - 1959)


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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims .



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2020/03/02

Matsuida Fudoji

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Matsuida Fudo 松井田不動
龍本山 松井田院 不動寺 Fudo-Ji



群馬県安中市松井田町松井田甲987 / Gunma, Annaka, Matsuida town

- Chant of the temple
そのかみは いくよひぬらん たよりにも ちとせはここに まついだのしゅく

Founded in 1243 by 慈猛上人 Saint Jimyo (1212 - 1277).

Main statue
千手観音菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu with 1000 Arms

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shuin 朱印 stamp

- Source with photos of the temple
- source : sakurasora-white...

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This temple is Nr. 4 of the
. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Northern Kanto .



. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja - Fudo Myoo .



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. Nakasendoo 中山道 Nakasendo Highway .
From Edo to Kyoto
15. Itahana-shuku 板鼻宿
16. Matsuida-shuku 松井田宿 postal station Matsuida
17, 坂本宿 Sakamoto-shuku


歌川広重 Utagawa Hiroshige

碓氷の役所 Usui no Seki Usui Checkpoint
was one of the four major checkpoints along the Nakasendō, located
between Matsuida-shuku and 坂本宿 Sakamoto-shuku.
Travelers who wanted to avoid this checkpoint could make use of a Hime Kaido that would take them over the mountains to 追分宿 Oiwake-shuku, the twentieth station on the Nakasendō.

. Usui Toge 碓氷峠 / 薄井の峠 Usui Pass .
It lies between Nagano and Gunma.

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. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain .
Legends from Matsuida
. juunisama, jūni sama 十二様 Juni Sama .
In many villages this deity is called 十二様 Juni Sama, "Honorable 12" deities.



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

................................................................................. Gunma 群馬県 
松井田町 Masuida city

The local Kami deity resides near a huge tree or a large rock.
Therefore people should not piss near it.

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Amamitsu Mikami 天みつ御神 Local deity from Gunma
A man who had made bad business in Kyoto wanted yonige 夜逃げ to flee at night, and before he left he went to his favorite Shrine in Kyoto, the 北野天満宮 Kitano Tenmangu.
He fell in a dream-like state and was only able to make the second pard of 和歌 a Waka poem.
On his way along the Kiso Kaido he passed すい峠 the Usui Toge and stayed a few days at Matsuida.
There he had the inspiration to the first part of the Waka poem.
He was sure that the local deity had helped him and became a believer himself.

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bakemono 化物 monster
At 大武士神社 the local Shrine there was a monster with large eyes on its knees. A brave man wanted to go see it and went to the Shrine at night. When the monster appeared, he was so afraid he run home as fast as he could.

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daibamushi ダイバムシ insect called Daiba
Smaller as a gadfly, with a long tail. If it comes into the ear of a horse, the horse will get crazy and die.
This insect dislikes the red color, people prepare red silk cloth and hang it beside the ears of a horse.

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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
hebi ishisama ヘビイシサマ / ヘービシ(蛇石) - stone that looks like a serpent
At 恩賀部落 the hamlet Onga they venerate a stone that looks like a serpent.
At 信州岩村田 Iwamurada they also use amulets to ward of the appearance of serpents in spring
If people leave their home to go working in the mountain forest, they call out
warabi no go-on 蕨のご恩 "Thanks to the Bracken!"

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kamaishi 釜石 stone like a kettle
On the 中山道 Nakasendo Highway from 阪本 Sakamoto via Matsuida, there is a stone called Kamaishi.
It does not have the shape of a kettle. It is a stone that has fallen down and if someone hits it, it makes the sound of metal. If you hit other stones nearby, they do not make any sound.

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. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .
Once a badger shape-shifted into a railway worker and swung a red flag to stop a train near 碓氷峠 the Usui pass.
He did this a few times, but in the end the train hit the badger and killed it.

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. u no toshi 卯の年 year of the rabbit .
In a year of the rabbit a huge boulder would give birth to another stone.

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -

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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims .



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2017/11/22

Yakushi and Fudo Legends

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. Yakushipedia - ABC-Index 薬師如来 .
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Yakushi Nyorai and Fudo Myo-O legends 薬師と不動 伝説

. Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
- Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja .





Fudo Myo-O, carved by 西村公朝 Nishimura Kocho in 1975
in a keya tree (Torreya nucifera)

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長野県史 民俗編 南信地方 ことばと伝承 -Nagano
8 観音・薬師・地蔵・不動の伝説 :(2)薬師の伝説
長野県史刊行会




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名古屋市 熱田区 - Nagoya Atsuta

. 高蔵不動院 Takakura Fudo-In .
"Festival of the Demons of Yakushi Nyorai 大薬師の鬼祭".



............................................................................ Shiga 滋賀県

. 不動寺 Fudo Temple .
the Ise Road near the Ishi Yakushi stone 石薬師伊勢道



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. Fudo Son 不動尊 at 経平 Tsunehira .

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source : vill.omi.nagano.jp/history

Statue of Yakushi Nyorai, Statue 147 cm, All is 387.9 cm.

福満寺 Fukuman-Ji
長野県東筑摩郡麻績村山寺 / Yamadera Hi, Omi-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano

This secret statue was shown once every 50 years. Some people who have tried to get a look at it during other times have been heavenly punished with eye disease.
After a repair in 1947 the statue is now shown every second year on the 31 of December and on the 3rd of May.
The statue was made by Ennin in the year 849, when he traveled in Tohoku. He also carved 日光・月光菩薩 Nikko and Gakko Bosatsu, 四天王 Shitenno and 十二神将 Juni Shinsho.
He added a letter with his wishes for the prosperity of the region
「我いま、仏勅(ぶっちょく)を奉じて薬師如来を安置し奉る、日々に鎮護国家・五穀豊穣・除災招福の秘法を修して霊験利生(れいげんりしょう)を得せしめよ」

. Ennin - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 / 慈覺大師 .
(794 – 864)


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. Yakushipedia - ABC-Index 薬師如来 .

. Yakushi Nyorai - Legends from the provinces .

. Yakushi Nyorai Pilgrimages 薬師霊場巡り - Introduction .


. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC List .


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2017/11/18

Denzu-In Dentsu-In Tokyo

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Denzuuin 伝通院 Denzu-In, Denzuin - Tokyo
小石川伝通院 Koishikawa Denzu-In, Dentsu-in, Dentsuin

The reading of the Chinese characters differs.



文京区小石川3-14-6 / 3 Chome-14-6 Koishikawa, Bunkyō ward
Jodo sect of Buddhism 浄土宗

The temple was founded in 1415 by 聖冏上人 Saint Shogei.
The main statue is 無量聖観世音菩薩 Muryo Sho Kannon Bosatsu

The mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu, 於大の方 O-Dai-no-Kata, was buried at this temple in 1602. The Tokugawa clan took care of the tomb and it soon became famous.
The wives and children of other Tokugawa Shoguns are buried here too.
The old wooden buildings burned down in WWII, but the stone tombs are still as they were.



Tombs of the Tokugawa Family

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The temple Dentsu-in is counted as one of three Shogun family's temples with Zojoji Temple and Kaneiji Temple.
... This temple is known as the place where a radical Samurai team was organized. This group became Shinsengumi, unofficial police in Kyoto at the end of Edo era.
- source : richiefukuda.blogspot.jp -

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- Homepage of the temple
- source : denzuin.or.jp...


. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples .
Nr. 12 in the Edo pilgrimage
東京三十三観音霊場 Nr. 25 in the Tokyo pilgrimage

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It looks as impressive as the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris -
said the novelist Nagai Kafu (1879 - 1959, who was born in the Koishikawa district.

Kafu has written about Haien no seirei: "Kitsune" (The Fox)
His father had seen a strange monk with a tail (in fact the fox Takuzosu) walking in the area in plain afternoon.
The more tails an Inari messenger fox has, the more powerful it will be.
- See below for the fox legends of old.


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Yūten 祐天 Yuten Shami, 祐天上人 Saint Yuten Shonin
..... Yuten came to be patronized by Keisho-in, the mother of the fifth Tokugawa shogun Tsunayoshi, who is said to have called on him in his hermit's hut on the outskirts of Edo. In Genroku 12 (1699) he was in unprecedented fashion summoned to Edo castle and promoted from being a lowly wandering monk to the position of head priest of one of the Jodo sect's eighteen major temples in the Kanto area. In samurai terms, his status had become equal to that of a daimyo with a fief of 100,000 koku. The following year he was further promoted by an appointment as head priest to the Iinuma Gukyoji temple in Shimosa, the very temple where he had performed his first famous act of exorcism.
Finally in Hoei 1 (1704), he was placed in charge of Koishikawa Denzuin in Edo, a temple next in standing only to the Zojo ancestral temple at Shiba.
. Saint 祐天上人 Yuten Shonin .


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


- . Inari 稲荷 the "Fox Deity", "Fox God" .

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Hakuzooshu 伯蔵主 / 白蔵主 / 白蔵王 Hakuzoshu / Hakuzosu

A high priest from Dentsu-In. 覚山上人 Saint Kakusan Shonin, went to Kyoto and and on his way back had a monk named Hakuzo as his companion to teach him on the way. Hakuzo was an excellent student, but once when he had a high fever, he talked in his dream and said he was a fox. Now he is the protector deity of the shrines dedicated to
Hakuzosu Inari 伯蔵主稲荷.



- reference : the Yokai monster Hakuzosu -

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - ABC-List - .


- Tomioka Tessai (1836–1924)
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Fox Spirit in the Guise of a Traveling Monk (Hakuzosu)
The vulpine figure dressed as a traveling monk, gazing intently at a nearby trap, is the protagonist of the popular kyōgen play Tsurigitsune (Fox Hunter).
In this comic morality tale, an old fox disguises itself as the monk Hakuzōsu, whose fox-trapper nephew has succeeded in ensnaring most of the fox clan. Recounting a variety of lore about the wily vengeance of the fox, the fox-cum-monk persuades the trapper to give up his trade. This drawing shows the fox prior to heading home, unable to resist the temptation to take the bait from the discarded trap. The trickster ends up caught, to the delight of the chagrined trapper who realizes he has been fooled by a fox in disguise.
- - - The poem on the upper left is by the artist's wife, Haruko:

Hito wo nomi hakaru to omou orokasa ni onore kitsune no wana ni kakareri.

You who seek to deceive
will find yourself
caught in the fox trap
and foolish.


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A similar story is told about the Fox-Priest Takuzo . . .

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Inari Daimyojin 稲荷大明神

Another fox posing for a monk was named 多久蔵主 (たくぞうす) was Takuzosu.
Also spelled 澤蔵主 / 澤蔵司 / 沢蔵
He came to the priest's seminar at Dentsu-In every night and took part in the discussions. He learned all the secret teachings of the Jodo sect within just three years.
In the year 1620, on May 7, the Head Master of the Seminar had a dream vision about Takuzosu:
"I am the Shinto Deity Inari Daimyojin from the Chiyoda castle of Edo. I always wanted to study about the Jodo sect of Buddhism and now finally my wish has come true.
I will now go back to be a Shinto Deity, but will stay on as the protector of your establishment! "
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He is venerated at 慈眼院 Jigen-In, 澤蔵司稲荷 Takuzosu Inari
3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō ward



- Homepage - takuzousuinari . com -



Detail of 澤蔵司稲荷 Takuzosu Inari
江戸名所図絵 Edo Meisho Zue - modern version


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dainaru hi 大なる燈 The Great Lantern

Around 1720 there was a Kannon temple called 伝通院 Denzu-In. On the 25th day of the first lunar month there appeared a strange light like a lantern above the temple, slowly moving from North to South. It then moved up to the sky and became a star which glowed and sparkled every night. On the 8th day of the third lunar month there was a large fire, covering the area from Ushigome to 千住 Senju.
Later they found the bodies of many people who had died in the garden of this temple.

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keiun 慶雲 auspicious cloud

In the year 1825 on August 15 the author 外岡北海 Sotooka Hokkai walked in the compound of Dentsu-In when he saw an auspicious cloud in five colors cruising over the village. The cloud turned white and colorful again and hang there for a while.
When people asked where it had come from, he could only say they had been there all the while.

goshiki no kumo 五色の雲 clouds of five colors


- reference : denzuin.or.jp-

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mikkazuki shoonin 三ヶ月上人 Saint Mikkazuki

Saint Mikazuki thought the frogs were disturbing the students and ordered the frogs to shut their mouth.
Since then not a frog's voice had been heard in the compound.
This was called musei kaeru 無声蛙 the frogs without a voice.

There is also a book - 伝通院の無声蛙 - by 加瀬順一 Kase Junichi

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nezumi 鼠 the rat

A monk from Denzu-In had killed a rat at four in the afternoon, when he was still in his youth. Just before dying the rat had bitten his finger.
Now every day at six in the afternoon his finger begun to hurt - for the rest of his life!

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Tengu and Fudo 天狗と不動明王

In the temple 伝通院 Denzu-In lived a person named 岱雄 Taio. One day he went out begging with the monks but did not come back. Two days later they found him fainted in the back of the dormitory. When he came back to himself, he told the following story. When he wanted to make an offering, his body suddenly became light and he took off to the sky. Then he went to 成田不動 Narita Fudo to pray, spent some time between the woods talking to some Tengu who wanted to do Sumo wrestling with him. They gave him food and kept him for seven days.
The Tengu had also told him if he wanted to come back to them, he should face East to Narita and think of Fudo Myo-O, then they would come and fetch him again and give his some presents from Narita.

. Legends about Tengu and Fudo Myo-O .

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yuurei 幽霊 ghost

Once there were two men, 久米蔵 Kumezo and 文作 Bunsaku, working for 藤田廉平 Fujita Renbei. One day Renbei said, that Bunsaku became ill and died and had been buried at Dentsu-In.
One month later a woman named 志計 Shige said she had seen Bunsaku in 芳町 Yoshicho village. He had been peddeling material to make barrels. So all thought that it must have been his ghost.
Later they learned that Renbei had made a mistake, and it was Kumezo, who had died!

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
- reference : tesshow.jp/bunkyo/temple_koishikawa_dentsuin...





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2017/04/15

Daikomyo

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Daikoomyoo, Daikōmyō 大光明 Daikomyo, Great Illumination


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四拳 波羅蜜 大光明 Shiken haramitsu daikomyo
大光明 daikomyo means great komyo.and 光明 komyo means the 'bright light' of illumination - the light of your heart - the radiance of a deity. The manifest expression of the light of wisdom:
the means by which illumination "dawns on us". A brilliant, enlightened aura.

光明 komyo also literally means bright future, or hope.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

the "great light" (daikômyô) is the radiant big light of Dainichi Nyorai . . .

大光明世界 The Realm of Daikomyo

大光明修持法 Rituals and Meditation of Daikomyo


Kon Koomyoo Kyoo 金光明経 Kon Komyo-Kyo, Golden Splendor Scripture
(Sk: Suvarnaprabhasa-sutra)


Konkoomyoo Saishoooukyoo Mandara 金光明最勝王経曼荼羅 Kon Komyo-Kyo Saisho-Okyo Mandala

Koomyoo-Oo 光明王 Komyo-O

Koomyoo Koogoo, Kōmyō kōgō 光明皇后 Komyo Kogo, Emperess Komyo






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Daikoomyoo Jizoo, Daikōmyō Jizō 大光明地蔵 Daikomyo Jizo



He is Nr. 3 in the realm of Animals 畜生 / 宝処 of the Six Jizo

(1) 地獄−大定智悲地蔵−左手宝珠、右手錫杖
(2) 餓鬼−大徳清浄地蔵−左手宝珠、右手与願印
(3) 畜生 − 大光明地蔵 −左手宝珠、右手如意
(4) 修羅−清浄無垢地蔵−左手宝珠、右手梵篋
(5) 人間−大清浄地蔵 −左手宝珠、右手施無畏
(6) 天上−大堅固地蔵 −左手宝珠、右手経冊

. Roku Jizō, Roku Jizoo 六地蔵 Roku Jizo, Six Jizo Statues .


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大光明童子 Daikomyo Doji


source : ..rokuriyu.or.jp





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noomaku samanda kanman kiriku
のうまく さまんだ かんまん きりく


. 大光明童子 Daikomyo Doji .





Daikomyo Doji is Number 21 of the
. The 36 Attendants of Fudo Myo-O .
大乗の智慧

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. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .


. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja - Fudo Myoo .


. 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru - ABC .


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

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大光明 / ダイクハウメウ
聖徳太子が13歳の時、淡路国岩屋浦で何かが大光明を放っていたので、猟師が怪しみ光をたよりに網を下ろしたところ、朱の唐櫃がかかった。その櫃の上に「正覚如意輪の像一体、謹上日本国王家」と書かれていたので急ぎ相聞し、太子が開くと確かに如意輪像が入っていた。


................................................................................. Kyoto 京都府 

Amida Nyorai 阿弥陀如来
如意嶽の山麓に、浄土寺という寺があり、ある時火災になった。本尊の阿弥陀如来が峰頭に飛び上がり、大光明を放った。これ以後、盂蘭盆会の精霊送り火の時、大光明に由来して山上に火をともし、いつしか「大」の文字に改められた。

................................................................................. Shiga 滋賀県 
守山市 勝部町

OROCHI オロチ
近江の国、栗本郡と野洲郡の境に大川があった。三上山で2川に分かれそのうち南川は土山に当り大渕となっていた。その渕に昔から大蛇が住んでいて、近辺の住民は困っていたが手の打ちようがなかった。嵯峨天皇のとき、雷が鳴り天地振動することがあり、時の博士が占うと先の大川に住むおろちが天皇の命を奪おうと振動させているということだった。そこで天皇は近辺の農民を招き大蛇を退治すべしと命令した。近隣農民数万人が打寄ってついには退治した。その時の出来事から様々な地名がつき、また褒美として大光明寺を給わった。


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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims - INTRODUCTION .



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2016/12/28

Gofunai temples 06 and 07

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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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Nr. 06 - Fudoo-in 不動院 Fudo-In

- 五大山 Godaisan 不動院
港区六本木3-15-4 / Roppongi, Minato ward
Shingon Sect : 高野山真言宗



The origins of this temple are not clear.
The main statue is Fudo Myo-O 大日大聖不動威怒明王 .

麻布不動坂の一願不動さん
Azabu Fudozaka no Ichigan Fudo

also called
六軒町の目黄不動
Rokkenmachi no Meki Fudo - Fudo with Yellow Eyes

The date of its establishment is not quite clear, but it might have been relocated from 麹町平河町 Kojimachi Hirakawachoin 1658. It was moved to 麻布六軒町 Azsabu Rokkencho.
During the Edo period, 兒稲荷 Kabuto Inari in the compound was quite popular.


- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 安楽寺 Anraku-Ji in Shikoku :
仮の世に知行争うむやくなり 安楽国の守護をのぞめよ
Kari no yo ni chigyōarasofu muyakunari anrakukoku no shugo o nozomeyo


- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/minato/temple_roppongi


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. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja – Fudo Myoo .


. Ichigan Fudo 一願不動 One Wish Fudo Temples .

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Nr. 07 - Shitsusenji 室泉寺 Shitsusen-Ji

- 源秀山 Genshuzan 永松院 Eisho-In  室泉寺 (シツセンジ)
渋谷区東3-8-16 / 3 Chome-8-16 Higashi, Shibuya ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗



This temple was founded in 1700 by 快圓和上 on request of the fifth Shogun Tsunayoshi, in the ground of the estate of official 松平忠益 Matsudaira Sadamasu.
The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.
The temple was first located in 芝金杉 Shiba and belonged to the 浄土真宗西本願寺派 Jodo Shinshu Sect.
In the hall 護摩堂 Goma-Do is a statue of 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O and one of 愛染明王 Aizen Myo-O.
They were made by the disciple of 南都招提寺開山 鑑真和尚, named 支卓律師.



- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 十楽時 Juraku-Ji in Shikoku :
Ningen no hakku o hayaku hanarenaba itarankata wa kubon jūraku
人間の八苦を早く離れなば 到らん方は九品十楽


- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- hengaku 扁額 temple name plate -


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


. Introduction of Amida Nyorai .




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. 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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2016/12/16

Gofunai Henro Temples Tokyo

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. Kobo Daishi Reijo 弘法大師霊場 Kobo Daishi Henro Pilgrimages in Japan .
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Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo
Go-Funai 88kasho - Visiting 88 Temples in the Lord's City
江戸八十八ケ所霊場めぐり Junrei - Pilgrimage in central Tokyo
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This pilgrimage was established in 1755 by Shootoo Oshoo 正等和尚 Shoto Osho (1703-1774).
His grave is at the temple Nr. 31, 多聞院 Tamon-In.

Gofunai or 府内 Funai referred to the part of Edo that was under the jurisdiction of the machibugyoo 江戸町奉行 city magistrate. Fukagawa, Itabashi, Shinagawa, Honjo, Senju and Yotsuya were included.

In Shikoku, all the Henro temples belong to the Koyasan Shingon sect of Buddhism. When the Gofunai route was established in Edo, temples of other Shingon sects participated too. They all have a statue of Kobo Daishi in the compound, surrounded by sacred sand from the Shikoku pilgrim temple of the same number, thus the Edo pilgrims could "step on sacred sand" of Shikoku :

. o-sunafumi, osunafumi お砂踏み stepping on sacred sand .

Some temples have お砂踏の石 a stone memorial, a flat stone to step on with the "Sacred Sand" in mind, or a statue of Kobo Daishi to walk around.


source : blog.goshuin.net/gofunai

The Henro pilgrim is always walking together with Kobo Daishi 二人同行, usually wearing white robes, a hat and a walking stick, symbolizing Kobo Daishi.
The go-eika ご詠歌 chant of the temple is the same as the corresponding to the temple with the same number in Shikoku.

Jippensha Ikku 十返舎一九 (1765–1831) mentiones this pilgrimage as 東都大師巡八十八箇所. He wrote that many people start a pilgrimage to seek healing from an illness or pray to stay healthy until the day they have to die, so as not to become a burden to their family.
Like watching Kabuki theater, going to a pilgrimage in Edo became a kind of hobby for the rich. It is also a way for bereaved people to try and cope with the loss of a loved one. Masaoka Shiki wrote:

その人の足あとふめば風薫る
sono hito no ashiato fumeba kaze kaoru

there is a fragrant breeze
if you can step on the footprints
of a loved one


. Masaoka Shiki 正岡子規  .

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江戸御府内八十八ヶ所 御朱印を求めて歩く-- 札所めぐりルートガイド

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Henro 阿波(徳島)発心の道場 -- hosshin awakening - Tokushima Awa 23 temples

01 高野山東京別院 Koyasan Tokyo Betsu-In (港区高輪3-15-18) - see below -

. 02 東福寺 Tofuku-Ji / 03 多聞院 Tamon-In .
(中野区江古田3-9-15 - Nakano, Egota) // (世田谷区北烏山4-12-1 - Setagaya, Kitakarasuyama)
. 04 高福院 Kofuku-In / 05 延命院 Enmei-In .
(品川区上大崎2-13-3 - Shinagawa, Kamiosaki) // (港区南麻布3-10-15 - Minato, Minamiazabu)
. 06 不動院 Fudo-In / 07 室泉寺 Shitsusen-Ji .
(港区六本木3-15-4 - Minato, Roppongi) // (渋谷区東3-8-16 - Shibuya, Higashi)
. 08 長遠寺 Choon-Ji / 09 龍巖寺 / 龍岩寺 Ryugan-Ji .
(大田区南馬込5-2-10)- Ota, Minamimagome // (渋谷区神宮前2-3-8 - Shibuya, Jingumae)
. 10 聖輪寺 Shorin-Ji / 11 荘厳寺 Shogon-Ji .
(渋谷区千駄ヶ谷1-13)- Shibuya, Sendagaya // (渋谷区本町2-44-3)- Shibuya, Honmachi
. 12 宝仙寺 Hosen-Ji / 13 龍生院 Ryusho-In .
(中野区中央2-33-3)- Chuo, Nakano // (港区三田2-12-5)- Minato, Mita
. 14 福蔵院 Fukuzo-In / 15 南蔵院 Nanzo-In .
(中野区白鷺1-31-5)Shirasagi, Nakano // (練馬区中村1-15-1) - Nakamura, Nerima)
. 16 三宝寺 Sanpo-Ji / 17 長命寺 Chomei-Ji .
(練馬区石神井台1-15)Shakujiidai, Nerima // (練馬区高野台3-10-3) Takanodai, Nerima
. 18 愛染院 Aizen-In / 19 青蓮寺 Shoren-Ji .
(新宿区若葉2-8-3)Wakaba, Shinjuku // (板橋区成増4-36-2)Narimasu, Itabashi
. 20 鏡照院 Kyosho-In / 21 東福院 Tofuku-In .
(港区西新橋3-14-3)Nishi Shinbashi, Minato // (新宿区若葉2-2)Wakaba, Shinjuku
. 22 南蔵院 Nanzo-In / 23 薬研堀不動院 Yagenbori Fudo-In .
(新宿区箪笥町42)Tansumachi, Shinjuku // (中央区東日本橋2-6-8)Higashinihonbashi, Chuo


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Henro 土佐(高知)修行の道場 -- shugyo austerities - Kochi Tosa 16 temples

. 24 最勝寺 Saisho-Ji / 25 長楽寺 Choraku-Ji .
(新宿区上落合3-4-12) Kamiochiai, Shinjuku // (日野市程久保8-49-18) Hodokubo, Hin Town
. 26 来福寺 Raifuku-Ji / 27 正光院 Shoko-In .
(品川区東大井3-13-1)Higashiōi, Shinagawa // (港区元麻布3-2-20)Motoazabu, Minato
. 28 霊雲寺 Reiun-Ji / 29 南蔵院 Nanzo-In .
(文京区湯島2-21-6)Yushima, Bunkyo // (豊島区高田1-19-16)Takada, Toshima
. 30 放生寺 Hojo-Ji / 31 多聞院 Tamon-In .
(新宿区西早稲田2-1-14)Nishi Waseda, Shinjuku // (新宿区弁天町100) Bentencho, Shinjuku
. 32 円満寺 Enman-Ji / 33 真性寺 / 眞性寺 Shinsho-Ji .
(文京区湯島1-6-2)Yushima, Bunkyo // (豊島区巣鴨3-21-2) Sugamo, Toshima
. 34 三念寺 Sannen-Ji / 35 根生院 Konsho-In .
(文京区本郷2-15-6)Hongo, Bunkyo // (豊島区高田1-34-6)Takada, Toshima
. 36 薬王院 Yakuo-In / 37 萬徳院 Mantoku-In .
新宿区下落合4-8-2)Shimoochiai, Shinjuku // (江東区永代2-37-22)Eitai, Koto
. 38 金乗院 Konjo-In / 39 真成院 Shinjo-In .
(豊島区高田2-12-3)Takada, Toshima // (新宿区若葉2-7-8)Wakaba, Shinjuku

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大江戸めぐり 御府内八十八ヶ所 Walking in Old Edo
和田信子

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Henro 伊予(愛媛)菩提の道場 -- bodai enlightenment - Ehime Iyo 26 temples

. 40 普門院 Fumon-In / 41 密蔵院 Mitsuzo-In .
(江東区亀戸3-43-3)Kameido, Koto // (中野区沼袋2-33-4)Numabukuro, Nakano
. 42 観音寺 Kannon-Ji / 43 成就院 Joju-In - 百観音成就院 Hyakkannon .
(台東区谷中5-8-28)Yanaka, Taito //(台東区元浅草4-8-12)Motoasakusa, Taito
. 44 顕性寺 Kensho-Ji / 45 観蔵院 Kanzo-In .
(新宿区須賀町13-5)Sugacho, Shinjuku // (台東区元浅草3-18-5)Motoasakusa, Taito
. 46 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji / 47 城官寺 Jokan-Jii .
(墨田区立川1-4-13)Tatejawa, Sumida // (北区上中里1-42-8)Kaminakazato, Kita
. 48 禅定院 Zenjo-In / 49 多宝院 / 多寶院 Taho-In .
(中野区沼袋2-28-2)Numabukuro, Nakano // 台東区谷中6-2-35)Yanaka, Taito
. 50 大徳院 Daitoku-In / 51 延命院 nimei-In .
(墨田区両国2-7-13)Ryogoku, Sumida // (台東区元浅草4-5-2)Motoasakusa, Taitō
. 52 観音寺 Kannon-Ji / 53 自性院 Jisho-In .
(新宿区西早稲田1-7-1)Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku //(台東区谷中6-2-8)Yanaka, Taito
. 54 新長谷寺 Shin Hasedera / 55 長久院 Chokyu-In .
(豊島区高田2-12-3)Takada, Toshima // (台東区谷中6-2-16)Yanaka, Taito
. 56 与楽寺 Yoraku-Ji / 57 明王院 Myoo-In .
(北区田端1-25-1)Tabata, Kita // (台東区谷中5-4-2)Yanaka, Taito
. 58 光徳院 Kotoku-In / 59 無量寺 Muryo-Ji .
(中野区上高田5-18-3) Kamitakada, Nakano // (北区西ヶ原1-34-8)Nishigahara, Kita
. 60 吉祥院 Kissho-In / 61 正福院 Shofuku-In .
(台東区元浅草2-1-14)Motoasakusa, Taito // (台東区元浅草4-7-21)Motoasakusa, Taito
. 62 威光院 Iko-In / 63 観智院 Kanchi-In .
(台東区寿2-6-8)Kotobuki, Taito //(台東区谷中5-2-4)Yanaka, Taito
. 64 加納院 Kano-In / 65 大聖院 Daisho-In .
(台東区谷中5-8-5)Yanaka, Taido // (港区三田4-1-27)Mita, Minato

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Henro 讃岐(香川)涅槃の道場 -- nehan entering Nirwana - Kagawa Sanuki 23 temples




. 66 東覚寺 Togaku-Ji / 67 真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji .
(北区田端2-7-3)Tabata, Kita // (港区愛宕1-3-8)Atago, Minato
. 68 永代寺 Eitai-Ji / 69 宝生院 Hosho-In .
(江東区富岡1-15-1)Tomioka, Koto // (港区三田4-1-29)Mita, Minato
. 70 禅定院 Zenjo-In / 71 梅照院 Baisho-In Arai Yakushi .
(練馬区石神井町5-19-10) Shakuji-I, Nerima // (中野区新井5-3-5) Arai, Nakano
. 72 寿 不動院 Kotobuki Fudo-In / 73 東覚寺 / 東覺寺 Togaku-Ji - 亀戸不動 Kameido Fudo .
(台東区寿2-5-2)Kotobuki, Taito // (江東区亀戸4-24-1)Kameido, Koto
. 74 法乗院 Hojo-In / 75 威徳寺 Itoku-Ji .
(江東区深川2-16-3)Fukagawa, Koto (Fukagawa Enma) // 港区赤坂4-1-10)Akasaka, Minato (Akasaka Fudo)
. 76 金剛院 Kongo-In / 77 仏乗院 Butsujo-In .
(豊島区長崎1-9-2)Nagasaki, Toshima // (神奈川県秦野市蓑毛957-13)Kanagawa prefecture, Hadano, Minoge
. 78 成就院 Joju-In / 79 専教院 Senkyo-In .
(台東区東上野3-32-15)Higashi-Ueno, Taito // (文京区小日向3-6-10)Kohinata, Bunkyo
. 80 長延寺 Choen-Ji / 81 光蔵院 Kozo-In .
(港区三田4-1-31)Mita, Minato // (港区赤坂7-6-68)Akasaka, Minato
. 82 龍福院 Ryufuku-In / 83 蓮乗院 Renjo-In .
(台東区元浅草3-17-2)Motoasakusa, Taito // (新宿区若葉2-8-6)Wakaba, Shinjuku
. 84 明王院 Myo-O-In / 85 観音寺 Kannon-Ji .
(港区三田4-3-9)Mita, Minato // (新宿区高田馬場3-37-26)Takadanobaba, Shinjuku
. 86 常泉院 Jozen-In / 87 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji .
(文京区春日1-9-3)Kasuga, Bunkyo //(文京区大塚5-40-1)Otsuka, Bunkyo

. 88 文殊院(杉並区和泉4-18-17))Monju-In (Suginami, Izumi) .

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After the Meiji restoration, earthquakes and fires some temples were relocated outside of the central area, to make room for the modern city development.
Therefore the temples are now located here and there in Tokyo. This is one suggestion for a route:

1-85-81-84-62-43-61-82-32-34-86-71-31-22-58-48-77-65-69-80-27-19-20-67-13-74-68-73-40-46-50-51-45-72-41-60-78-49-53-55-70-63-57-64-42-56-66-59-47-33-35-28-79-87-76-54-52-30-38-15-17-16-14-12-11-3-24-2-36-29-23-37-25-21-18-83-39-26-44-10-9-75-6-5-7-4-8-88

It is only important to start the Edo Gofunai pilgrimage at temple number 01 and end at temple number 88.

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reference : tesshow.jp/funai88_index
- reference for stamps : goshuin.blog.jp/tag -
御府内八十八ヶ所の札所番号にはどういう意味があるか?
- reference - blog.goshuin.net
List with names, chants, adresses . . . 御府内八十八ヶ所
- reference : onsen.onsenzuki.iinaa.net/gosyuin -
With long explanations 端書き
- reference : biglobe.ne.jp/~karasumoridounin/a0toukyouohenroindex -




shuinchoo 朱印帳, nookyoocho 納経帳 Nokyo-cho stamp book of the pilgrimage


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Gofunai 01 - Kōyasan Tōkyō Betsuin 高野山東京別院 Koyasan Tokyo Betsu-In
"Koyasan Tokyo Branch Temple"

港区高輪3-15-18 - Minato-Ku Takanawa


source : blog.goshuin.net/gofunai

Its main statue is of Kukai Kobo Daishi, now placed in the hall Henjooden 遍照殿 Henjo-Den.
Around 1600 the temple was located at 浅草日輪寺 Asakusa Nichirin-Ji as a place for the local Shingon priests to study.
In 1655, it was relocated by the Bakufu government to Nihon Enoki 二本榎 in 芝 Shiba.
In 1673, it was re-named 高野山江戸在番所高野寺 Koyasan Edo Zaibansho Koya-Ji, but lost in a fire in 1702.
It was re-built in 1674 and now became the first temple of the official Bakufu Henro pilgrimage, Gofunai.
In 1927, it got its present name, 高野山東京別院. The main hall was constructed in 1988.
- reference source : www.musubidaishi.jp -


source : panoramio - 遠藤勝久

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple :
霊山の釈迦の御前に巡り来て よろずの積みも 消え失せにけり
ryoozen no Shaka nomi mae ni megurikite yorozu no tsumi mo kieuse ni keri


- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


It is also part of the pilgrimages:
関東八十八箇所 - 特別霊場 - Kanto 88 Henro Temples - Special Temple
江戸三十三箇所 - Edo Sanjusan Kasho Kannon Pilgrimage - Nr. 29

. Ryoozenji 霊山寺 Ryozen-Ji - Shikoku Henro Nr. 01 .

. 高輪銭洗不動 Takanawa Zeniarai Fudo. .
東京都港区高輪一丁目 - 黄梅院 Kobai-In Minato Ward Takanawa

. Takanawa district 高輪, Takanawadai 高輪台 in Edo .


In the temple garden is a stone memorial of this haiku by
the famous Geisha Takehara Han 武原はん (1903-1998) :

喜びを兼ねて舞うや宵の春
yorokobi o kanete mau ya yoi no haru

I dance
to express my happiness -
this spring night

Tr. Gabi Greve


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東京お遍路 大江戸めぐり ― 江戸御府内八十八ヶ所
林 えり子 (著), 相原 健二 (イラスト)
Henro Pilgrims in Tokyo, Walking along Old Edo


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Gofunai Bikō 御府内備考 Gofunai Biko - Notes on Edo



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Funai Biko
The only geographical booklet on Edo compiled by the Edo Shogunate.
Also known by the separate title Gofunai Biko. This work was organized to serve as reference for the 御府内風土記 Gofunai Fudoki to be compiled by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and was compiled in 2 parts consisting of a principal part and a sequel from 1826 to 1830. The 145 volumes of the main part contain articles on Edo Castle, streets, historic spots, etc.
The 147 volumes of the sequel are also known as the Gofunai Jisha Biko and contain information on the origins and historic associations of temples and shrines. The Gofunai Fudoki was lost in the fire at the imperial palace in 1872, however the Gofunai Biko escaped intact.
- reference source : ndl.go.jp/landmarks -


. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! - The Edopedia .

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. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja – Fudo Myoo .


. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Introduction - .


The Five Great Wisdom Kings, Godai Myo-O - 五大明王
. The Five Great Elements of the Universe - 地水火風空の五大 .

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. 四国お遍路さん Pilgrims in Shikoku . - General Information

Koya San in Wakayama

. Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 .
(Kooboo Daishi, Kuukai)

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


Haiku and Henro:
.... . The Haiku Henro Pilgrimage  

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