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2018/02/25

Gama Sennin Toad

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. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .
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Gama Sennin 蝦蟇仙人 "Toad Immortal" - 劉海 Liu Hai
The Sage with the three-legged Toad


The Japanese legend of Gama Sennin (蝦蟇仙人 "Toad Immortal") is based upon Chinese Liu Hai (劉海), a fabled 10th-century alchemist who learned the secret of immortality from the Chan Chu ("Three-legged Money Toad").
He is a benign sage with great magical knowledge about pills and drugs. He is always accompanied by a toad and he can assume the shape of a toad.
He could also change his skin and become young again.

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Gama Sennin, (Chin. Liu Hai) and Tekkai Sennin (Chin. Li Tieguai).


Gama Sennin, known literally as the ‘toad hermit,’ a character based on the historical civil servant and alchemist Liu Hai of 10th century China. Various accounts associate Gama with a large, three-legged toad by which he can be identified. Gama was thought to be able to release his spirit from his body, metamorphose, and fly with the aid of his magical companion. Chinese prototypes of this theme sometimes represent the immortal sitting on or resting his foot on the animal and holding a string of gold coins, with which he is supposed to have lured the toad from its hiding place in a well. ...
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- the Harvard Art Museum collection

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Photo curtesy of Tosh Beppu, October 2007


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source : 佐野大作 facebook
養老高田まつり Festival Float


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. sennin to netsuke 仙人と根付 Netsuke of Immortals .


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Jiraiya (自来也 or 児雷也, literally "Young Thunder"),
originally known as Ogata Shuma Hiroyuki, is the toad riding character of the Japanese folklore Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (児雷也豪傑物語, "The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya"). The tale was adapted into a 19th-century serial novel, a kabuki drama, several films, video games and a manga, and has also served as a source of influence for various other works.
In the legend, Jiraiya is a ninja who uses shapeshifting magic to morph into a gigantic toad. As the heir of a powerful clan in Kyūshū of the same name, Jiraiya fell in love with Tsunade (綱手), a beautiful young maiden who has mastered slug magic. His arch-enemy was his one-time follower Yashagorō (夜叉五郎), later known as Orochimaru (大蛇丸), a master of serpent magic (the kanji 大蛇 literally means "giant snake" or "serpent"). It was first recorded in 1806.
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The Magic Serpent (怪竜大決戦 Kairyū Daikessen)
The Mystic Dragons' Decisive Battle) is a 1966 tokusatsu kaiju/ninja fantasy film produced by Toei Company Ltd. This film is a loose retelling of the famous Japanese folktale, Jiraiya Gōketsu Monogatari (The Tale of the Gallant Jiraiya).

Just like Toei's many superhero shows, this film is just as action-packed and colorful. And to entertain younger audiences, the hero Jiraiya and the villain Orochimaru use ninja magic to transform into daikaiju to battle each other (this was also done in the original story, even though the animals were not necessarily gigantic). Despite the many differences between this film and its source material, this has remained a cult classic.
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Princess Tsunade Hime 綱手姫
is standing on a Namekuji to cross over the sea to meet her lover, Jiraiya.
. namekuji 蛞蝓 (なめくじ / ナメクジ) slug .



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. sennin 天狗と仙人伝説 Legends about Tengu and Immortals .

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2018/02/02

Yakushi Legends 04 Fukui to Hyogo

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. Yakushipedia - ABC-Index 薬師如来 .
. Yakushi Nyorai - Legends from the provinces .
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Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from
Fukui 福井県, Gifu 岐阜県, Gunma 群馬県, Hiroshima 広島県 and Hyogo 兵庫県


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. Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from Fukui 福井県 .
with many photos of Yakushi Statues.


source : info.pref.fukui.jp/bunka/bunkazai...



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Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from Gifu 岐阜県


薬師寺 Yakushi-Ji


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. 円空上人と小さな仏さまたち Saint Enku and the small Buddha Statues .
- 飛騨の国の正宗寺 - Temple Shoso-Ji in Hida // kamishibai 紙芝居


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益田郡 Mashita district 下呂町 Gero

Two legends about an ema 絵馬 votive tablet painted with a horse:
蚕飼薬師堂 Kogai Yakushi Hall
上原村薬師堂 Ueharamura Yakushi Hall

Once 狩野法眼 Kano Hogen painted a votive tablet of a horse. But the horse left the plate every night and devastated the fields. So eventually he painted some golden braidle to keep it in place.

. Kano Eitoku 狩野永徳 - 古法眼 Kohogen, . (1543 - 1590)

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多治見市 Tajimi town

Yakushi no tatari 薬師の祟り the curse of Yakushi
At the temple Gensho-Ji 元晶寺 in 小泉村根本 the hamlet Nehon of Koizumi village, there is a golden statue of Yakushi of the size 1寸8分
(1 sun 寸 is about 3 cm, 1 bu 分 is about 1/10 of a sun).
A young farmer's girl had found it along the river Kisogawa, but wherever it was kept, it brought misfortune to the people.
Finally it was therefore dedicated at the temple in Nehon 根本.



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Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from Gunma 群馬県



source : city.midori.gunma.jp/www/contents
みどり市 Midori city

. 円空上人と小さな仏さまたち Saint Enku and the small Buddha Statues .

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太田市 Ota

Yoneyama Yakushi 米山薬師
Once a man as large as the Daibutsu took the 米山薬師 Yakushi from Yoneyama on his back, set it up at 丸山 Maruyama, sat down at 金山 Kaneyama and washed his feet in the river 渡良瀬川 Watarasegawa.
His straw boots became the Big and Small Mount Maruyama 大丸山 - 小丸山.


米山薬師 Yoneyama Yakushi

- many other Yoneyama Yakushi in Japan, here are just two of them:
米山薬師、Kagoshima-ken, 姶良市 Aira-shi, 鍋倉 Nabekura
米山まいり / 米山薬師堂 in Niigata, 柏崎市 Kashiwasaki
- reference source : lib.city.kashiwazaki.niigata.jp... -

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多野郡 Tano district 神流町 Kanna

daija 大蛇 great serpent
At the 池の薬師 Yakushi Pond there lived a husband and wife serpent. The husband snake got killed by a shot. The wife snake shapeshifted into a young woman, went to the temple and told the priest about it. Then she disappeared.
Later when the priest went to the pond to perform amagoi 雨乞い rain rituals, it would always rain after his prayers.

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake .



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Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from Hiroshima 広島県



広島県の文化財
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呉市 Kure 蒲刈町 Kamagari

hi no tama 火の玉 ball of fire
Around 1898 on a summer night it was raining heavily. From the temple of Yakushi there came three balls of fire rolling over toward the beach and disappeared.
Since Yakushi and the deity 明神 Myojin are enshrined in the same temple, some villagers said it might have been Myojin.

. hinotama, hi no tama 火の玉と伝説 Legends about fire balls .

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Jizoo sama 地蔵様 Jizo Bosatsu
Once upon a time a fisherman wanted to take the Jizo statue from the Yakushi temple home, but it was so heavy he could not bring it to his boat, so he threw the statue into the water.
A few days later a man walked along the beach and saw a strange sparkle in the water - It was the statue of Jizo!
He saved it and brought it back to the Yakushi temple.

. Legends about Jizo Bosatsu - 地蔵菩薩 .



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Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 and legends from Hyogo 兵庫県


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- Legends about Saint Gyoki Bosatsu and
. Arima Onsen 有馬温泉 Hot Spring .
Kobu-zaka (Lump Slope)
In olden times, there was a sick man with a big "kobu (lump)", over his eye. Hoping to be cured, he went to Arima Onsen and prayed to Yakushi Nyorai to heal him. Despite coming all the way to Arima and bathing in the hot springs, he was not cured. Resigned to his fate, the sick person decided to leave Arima.
Incidentally,
there is a slope to the east of Arima. As the sick man was walking up the slope to leave Arima, the lump miraculously dropped from above his eye like ripe fruit dropping from a tree. When people heard about that they started calling the place "Kobu-zaka (Lump Slope)". This sloping path going from Arima Onsen to Zuihoji Temple is now neatly paved.

. 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu (668 - 749) .

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伊丹市 Itami

katame uo 片目魚 / 片目の魚 fish with one eye
At the pond 昆陽池 Koya-Ike there are many fish with only one eye.
Once upon a time, 行基上人 Saint Gyoki Bosatsu found a man lying by the roadside and wanted to bring him to 有馬温泉 Arima Hot Spring. But the man could not move and only murmured he wanted to eat some fresh fish. When Gyoki found a fish and offered him to eat it, the man said, Gyoki should eat first. So Gyoki ate half of the fish, including one eye.
Now the man said he had black pocks all over his body and wanted Gyoki to lik them. When Goyki started to lik his skin, the man suddenly changed and stood there as Yakushi Nyorai.
He had only tried the purity of Saint Gyoki.
The fish was thrown into the pond, but now he had only one eye.


Koyaike is now a place name in Itami, where there is a park, 昆陽池公園.


月なくて昼は霞むや昆陽の池
tsuki nakute hiru wa kasumu ya Koya no Ike

there is no moon
and haze during the day -
Koyaike Pond


. Uejima Onitsura 上島鬼貫 (1660-1738) .


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神戸市 Kobe 東灘区 Higashinada ward

Yakushi Ishi 薬師石 Yakushi Stone
Near West Hirano Village 西平野村 in the direction of Daibutsuhara 大仏原 there is an old Kofun in the pine grove. In the hall is a "Yakushi Stone" 薬師石.
Once a carpenter 大工 wanted to build a house and this stone was in his way, so he wanted to dig it up. But things did not go so smooth. The carpenter was dead from a stomach illness withing three days.
So a statue of Yakushi Nyorai was placed before it to appease the stone.

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Raijin and Yakushi sama 雷神と薬師様
Once upon a time
the God of Lightning fell into a tree, but Yakushi got hold of him, before much damage happened.
Since that time there are no more lightning accidents in 有馬 Arima.


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神戸市 Kobe 西区 Nishi ward

Taisanji 太山寺 / たいさんじ Taisan-Ji (Daisen-Ji)
The statue of 播州明石郡大山寺 Yakushi Nyorai of this temple always started to sweat very much shortly before a disaster would happen in Japan, in order to warn the people.

Sanshinzan Taisan-ji 三身山太山寺
It was established on orders of Empress Gensho in 716, who had a dream about Yakushi Nyorai.

. Genshō Tennō 元正天皇 and Yakushi Nyorai .
and the 勅願寺 Chokugan-Ji, "Imperial Temples".



- Homepage of temple Taisan-Ji
- reference source : do-main.co.jp/taisanji -
Pilgrim Temple Nr. 1 of the Banshu Yakushi Temples 播州薬師第一番霊場
and on four other pilgrim routes in the region.

. 播州薬師霊場 Yakushi pilgrim temples in Banshu / Harima / Hyogo .

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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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2017/05/12

Guchikiki Jizo

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guchikiki 愚痴聞き Guchi-kiki deities listening to complaints

Some deities have the special ability to listen to our complaints . . .
and they get more and more, as temples find they attract a lot of visitors.

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guchikiki Jizoo 愚痴聞き地蔵 Guchi-kiki Jizo listening to complaints

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - ABC List .
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最福寺 Saifuku-Ji
京都府南丹市園部町



Ryuuzooji 龍蔵寺 Ryuzo-Ji




- HP of the temple 瀧塔山 龍蔵寺
山口県山口市吉敷1750 / Yamaguchi
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愚痴聞き地蔵 - (わらべ)- Guchikiki-warabe
香炉 - Incense burner

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- guchikikijizou
- Guchikiki Jizoson, with its right hand cupping its ear, as it listens to visitors complaints.
- Keiho-in Temple Guchi-kiki Jizo - Nagoya
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guchikiki Kannon ぐちきき観音 Kannon Bosatsu



延命山光福禅寺 Enmeizan Kofukuzen-Ji
千葉県市原市佐是1097
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. guchikiki Taishi ぐち聞き太子 Shotoku Taishi listening to complaints .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

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2017/04/14

Gofunai temples 86 and 87

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Nr. 86 - Joozenin 常泉院 Jozen-In

- 金剛山 Kongosan  常泉院 Jozen-In 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji
文京区春日1-9-3 / Bunkyo ward, Kasuga 1-9-3
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1627 by 卓意 priest Takui.
The main statue is 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.

It was close to the estate of the 水戸藩 Mito Domain in Edo and under their protection.
In the Meiji period, 赤煉瓦の塀 a wall of red brick was constructed around the compound.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 志度寺 Shiodera in Shikoku :
いざさらば今宵はここに志度の寺 祈りの声を耳に触れつつ
Iza saraba koyoi wa koko ni shido no tera inori no koe o mimi ni furetsutsu


. Shidodera 志度寺 Shido-Dera / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



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


. Introduction of Dainichi Nyorai .

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Shootendoo 聖天堂 Shoten-Do Hall

. Shooten 聖天 Shoten, Ganesh, Vinaayaka, Nandikeshvara.
Kankiten (Kangiten 歓喜天)

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Nr. 87 - Gokokuji 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji
音羽護国寺 Otowa Gokoku-Ji

- 神齢山 Shinreizan 悉地院 Shitchi-In 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji
文京区大塚5-40-1 / Bunkyo ward, Otsuka 5-40-1
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1681 by 亮賢僧正 high priest Ryoken (1611 - 1687)
on behalf of Shogun Tsunayoshi for his mother, 桂昌院 Lady Keisho-In (徳川綱吉 生母).
The main statue is 如意輪観世音菩薩 Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu.

The many temple buildings survived the earthquakes and fires of war and are now important national cultural property.

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The temple had a variety of attractions to offer. It conducted periodic public displays (kaicho) of memorabilia associated with Keisho-In, attracting large numbers of visitors.
Gokokuji held fifteen such displays over the course of the Edo period and also hosted twenty-five displays of treasures from famous temples outside Edo.
- - - - - Read more about this important temple:
- Layered Landscapes: Early Modern Religious Space Across Faiths and Cultures
edited by Eric Nelson, Jonathan Wright - MORE :
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江戸名所図会 護国寺

護国寺惣門 / 総門 main gate . . . CLICK here for Photos !
護国寺桂昌殿 Keisho-Hall
護国寺多宝塔 Tahoto tower
護国寺鐘楼 Bell tower
護国寺圓成庵 / 円成庵 Enjo-An Tea house

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 長尾寺 Nagao-Ji in Shikoku :
あしびきの山鳥の尾の長尾寺 秋の夜すがら み名を唱えよ
Ashibiki no yamadori no o no Nagaodera aki no yosugara mina o tonaete


. Nr. 87 Nagaoji 長尾寺 Nagao-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
江戸三十三箇所観音霊場 - 33 Kannon Temples of Edo - Nr. 13
東京三十三観音霊場 - 33 Kannon Temples of Tokyo - Nr. 24
Gokoku-Ji was on the Edo-version of the Saikoku Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon temples, founded in 1771. Gokoku-Ji was linked to 清水寺 Kiyomizudera in Kyoto.
In the compound were many cherry trees to enjoy the blossoms in spring.

- Homepage of the temple
- source : yuwakai.org/dokokai3 ... gokokuji.html

- 5-40-1 Ōtsuka, Bunkyō-ku, Tokyo
Like many Buddhist temples in Japan, Gokoku-ji has a cemetery on its premises. Among those interred are the remains of the following people:
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. Introduction of Nyoirin Kannon Bosatsu .

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. Tokugawa Tsunayoshi 徳川綱吉 (1646 - 1709) .
inu kuboo, Inu-Kubō 犬公方 Inu Kubo, the Dog Shogun
and his mother 桂昌院 Keisho-In.



. Otowachoo 音羽町 Otowa district in Edo .
And how its name is related to Lady Kesho-In!


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- 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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. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! – The Edopedia .

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2017/04/12

Gofunai temples 84 and 85

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Nr. 84 - Myoo-In 明王院 Myo-O-In

- 五大山 Godaisan 明王院 Myo-O-In 不動寺 Fudo-Ji 
港区三田4-3-9 / Minato ward, Mita 4-3-9
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in ? by ?? After the Great Fire in 1657, it was moved from 八丁堀 Hatchobori to its present location in the Temple Town of Mita, 三田寺町 Mita Teramachi.
The main statue is 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O.
It was later revived by 賢榮 priest Kenei.



It is famous for a statue of Kobo Daishi
yakuyoke Daishi 厄除大師 Daishi to protect from evil influence and disaster.
yakuyoke Kooboo 除厄弘法 Yakuyoke Kobo
Kobo Daishi carved a statue for 嵯峨天皇Saga Tenno, when he was in his unauspicious age of 42 years.

Related to the temple 泉福寺 Senpuku-Ji in 三田臺裏町 Mita.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 屋島寺 Yashima-Ji in Shikoku :
梓弓 屋島の宮に詣でつつ 祈りをかけて勇む武夫
Azusa yumi Yashima no tera ni moodetsutsu inori o kakete isamu mono no fu


. Nr. 84 - Yashima-Ji 屋島寺 and Tasaburo 太三郎狸 Tanuki / Shikoku .

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


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


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. yakuyoke 厄除け to ward off evil - Introduction .


. Gofunai Nr. 25 長楽寺 Choraku-Ji .
Yakuyoke Daishi 厄除大師

. Gofunai Nr. 57 明王院 Myoo-In .
(台東区谷中5-4-2)Yanaka, Taito ward



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Nr. 85 - Kannonji 観音寺 Kannon-Ji

- 大悲山 Daihizan  観音寺 Kannon-Ji
新宿区高田馬場3-37-26 / Shinjuku ward, Takadanobaba 3-37-26
Shingon Sect : 真言系単立 The only temple in the Gofunai pilgrimage that does not belong to any sect.



This temple was founded around 1630 by 宗白大僧都 High Priest Sohaku or かんこう坊 priest Kanko-Bo.
The main statue is 聖観世音菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu, located on the second floor in the Main Hall of the modern building, which is painted in light green. This building was erected in 1984.
On the left side of the gate is a statue of 観自在菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu, on the right side is 地蔵菩薩 Jizo Bosatsu.






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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 八栗寺 Yakuri-Ji in Shikoku :
煩悩を胸の智火にて八栗をば 修行者ならでたれか知るべき
Bonnoo o mune no chika nite Yakuri o ba shugyoosha nara de tareka shiru beki


. Nr. 85 五剣山 観自在院 八栗寺 Yakuri-Ji . / Shikoku .

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- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
The temple is Nr. 85 here:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 Toshima Henro

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


. Introduction of Kannon Bosatsu .

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On the left side of the Main Hall is a memorial stone


呼潮へんろ塚 Kocho Henrozuka

in memory of the writer Awaji Kochoo 淡路呼潮 Awaji Kocho (1892-1960) and his Henro pilgrimage to Shikoku

This is related to 吉川英治 Yoshikawa Eiji.
Eiji Yoshikawa
(August 11, 1892 – September 7, 1962) was a Japanese historical novelist.
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. Gofunai Nr. 42 観音寺 Kannon-Ji .
(台東区谷中5-8-28)Yanaka, Taito

. Gofunai Nr. 52 観音寺 Kannon-Ji .
(新宿区西早稲田1-7-1)Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku

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

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

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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. 82 - Ryuufuku-In 龍福院 Ryufuku-In

- 青林山 Seirinzan  龍福院 Ryufuku-In
台東区元浅草3-17-2 / Taitō ward, Motoasakusa 3-17-2
Shingon Sect : 智山派



This temple was founded by 如桂法印, who died in 1687.
It was moved to its present location in 1645.

The main statue is 金剛界大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai, said to be carved by Kobo Daishi.
There is also a seated statue of Yakushi Nyorai.


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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 根香寺 Negoro-Ji in Shikoku :
宵の間のたへふる霜の消えぬれば あとこそ鉦の勤行のこえ
Yoi no ma no taefuru shimo no kienureba ato koso kane no gongyoo no koe


. Nr. 82 根香寺 Negoro-Ji / Shikoku .

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The 山門 iron gate is often closed, so it is a good idea to contact before visiting.



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


. Introduction of Dainichi Nyorai .

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In the compound is a memorial stone of the Ukiyo-e artist
小林清親 Kobayashi Kiyochika



清親画伯之碑 Kiyochika

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Kobayashi Kiyochika
(10 September 1847 – 28 November 1915) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, best known for his ukiyo-e colour woodblock prints and newspaper illustrations. His work documents the rapid modernization and Westernization Japanese underwent during the Meiji period (1868–1912) and employs a sense of light and shade called kōsen-ga  inspired by Western art techniques.

His work first found an audience in the 1870s with prints of red-brick buildings and trains that had proliferated after the Meiji Restoration; his prints of the First Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95 were also popular. Woodblock printing fell out of favour during this period, and many collectors consider Kobayashi's work the last significant example of ukiyo-e.



..... Kiyochika's depictions of the Westernization of Meiji Japan has both benefited and hindered later assessment of his work; it disappoints collectors looking for an idealized Japan of old that lures many to ukiyo-e, while it provides a historical record of the radical changes of the time.
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Nr. 83 - Renjoo-In 蓮乗院 Renjo-In

- 放光山 Hokozan 蓮乗院 Renjo-In 千眼寺 Sengen-Ji
新宿区若葉2-8-6 / Shinjuku ward, Wakaba 2-8-6
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded around 1580 by 鏡現上人 Saint Kyogen.
It was moved to its present location in 1611. The old buildings were lost in the fires of WWII.
The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.
There is also a statue of 十一面観音菩薩 Kannon with 11 Heads.

On the left side of the entrance gate is a stone memorial with the red inscription for Kobo Daishi:
南無大師遍照金剛 Namu Daishi Henjo Kongo

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 一宮寺 Ichinomiya-Ji in Shikoku :
讃岐いちのみやの御前にあおぎみて神の心を誰れかしらゆふ
Sanuki Ichinomiya no mimae ni aogimite kami no kokoro o dare kashira yuu


. Nr. 83 神毫山 大宝院 一宮寺 Ichinomiya-Ji / Shikoku .

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


. 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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