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2018/04/10

Butsusen 02 Udohama 03 Yoshinoyama

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Udohama Nyosen 宇度浜女仙 female Sennin from Udohama beach
and 漁夫 her husband, a fisherman

She is Nr. 02 of the
. 日本の仏仙人16人 - The 16 Buddhist Immortals of Japan .

Udohama 宇度濱(うどはま)/ 有度浜 / 宇土浜 / 宇渡浜(うとはま) Utohama
In Shizuoka, 駿河国宇度郡 Suruga, Udo District, near 三保の松原 Miho no Matsubara.

Not much is known about this heavenly maiden. She appeared at the beach of Udohama and became the wife of a fisherman.


西村重長 Nishimura Shigenaga (1697 - 1758)

A dance performed by a heavenly maiden who arrived at Udohama, Suruga Province in the reign of Emperor Ankan is known.
安閑天皇の御世、駿河国の宇土浜に天女が降って舞ったものを模したという.


. Miho no matsubara 三保の松原 Miho pine grove .



Miho no Matsubara is known as the site of the legend of Hagoromo 羽衣 "the Feathered Robe",
which is based on the traditional swan maiden motif.
The story of Hagoromo concerns a celestial being flying over Miho no Matsubara who was overcome by the beauty of the white sands, green pines, and sparkling water. She removed her feathered robe and hung it over a pine tree before bathing in the beautiful waters.
A fisherman named Hakuryo was walking along the beach and saw the angel. He took her robe and refused to return it until she performed a heavenly dance for him. As the angel could not return to heaven without her robe, she complied with Hakuryo's request. She danced in the spring twilight and returned to heaven in the light of the full moon leaving Hakuryo looking longingly after her.
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歌川国貞 Utagawa Kunisada (1786 - 1865)



Udohama and Yoshinoyama are stories of two tennyo 天女 heavenly maidens.

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Yoshinoyama Nyosen 吉野山女仙 Female Sennin from Mount Yoshinoyama

She is Nr. 03 of the
. 日本の仏仙人16人 - The 16 Buddhist Immortals of Japan .

She lived during the time of 天武天皇 Emperor Tenmu (631 - 686)
吉野山二女仙 indicates that there were two of them.

. Tenmu, Tenbu 天武天皇 Emperor Tenmu Tenno .
Prince Ōama 大海人皇子 Oama no Oji
Prince Oama pretended to be a monk at the temple in Yoshino,

tennyo 天女 the Heavenly Maiden
Once Tenmu Tenno played the 琴 Koto near a waterfall in Yoshino. On the cliff opposite the river something strange like a colorful cloud appeared. Looking closer it had the form of 天女 two heavenly maiden, clad in traditional layered robes, performing a ritual dance.


This is the beginning of the ritual gosetchi no maihime 五節の舞姫 Gosechi no Mai .
This imperial dance is performed to our day, even in Kabuki.


- more photos source : deep.wakuwaku-nara.com/kiyomi -

吉野川 - 天皇淵 Yoshinogawa Tenno-Buchi Tenno Riverpool at river Yoshinogawa
Nearby is the shrine 浄見原神社 Kiyomihara Jinja.

Tenmu Tenno was quite taken by the dance of the Heavenly Maiden. He composed a poem:
おとめ子が乙女さびしもからたまを袂にまきておとめさびしも
をとめども をとめさひする 唐たまを たもとにまきて をとめさびすも


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. 04 Suzuka no okina 鈴鹿翁(すずかのおきな) Old Man Suzuka .
is also related to Tenmu, Tenbu 天武天皇 Emperor Tenmu Tenno
when he was still Prince Ōama 大海人皇子 Oama no Oji and lived in exile in Yoshino.


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. tennyo 天女, hiten 飛天 "heavenly maiden"
flying Apsara, divine nymph, celestial maiden .






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

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .


. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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2018/02/02

Yakushi Legends 04 Fukui to Hyogo

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. Yakushipedia - ABC-Index 薬師如来 .
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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
- reference source : Hiroshima Bunkazai List -

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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


- reference : Hyogo Yakushi Bunkazai -


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


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. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC List .


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2017/10/26

jigoku haiku by Kobayashi Issa

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jigoku haiku 地獄 俳句 by Kobayashi Issa

. Kobayashi Issa 小林一茶 in Edo .
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- translations © 1991-2009 by David G. Lanoue


1803

.はいかいの地獄のそこか閑古鳥
haikai no jigoku no soko ka kankodori

so is haiku hell
over that-a-way...
mountain cuckoo?


1804

.秋の風我が参るはどの地獄
aki no kaze waga [ga] mairu wa dono jigoku

autumn wind--
on my pilgrimage
to which hell?


1811

.涼しさにぶらぶら地獄巡り哉
suzushisa ni bura-bura jigoku meguri kana

in summer cool
ambling down my road
to hell


1812

.世の中は地獄の上の花見哉
yo no naka wa jigoku no ue no hanami kana

in this world
over hell...
viewing spring blossoms


1814

.地獄へは斯う参れとや閑古鳥
jigoku e wa kô maire to ya kankodori

"This way to hell,
pilgrim!"
mountain cuckoo

1814

.露ちるや地獄の種をけふもまく
tsuyu chiru ya jigoku no tane wo kyô mo maku

dewdrops scatter--
today, too,
sowing hell seeds


1815

.大地獄小じごくからも雲雀哉
ô[ji]goku ko jigoku kara mo hibari kana

from great hell
and from little hell--
skylarks

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1815



.地獄画の垣にかかりて鳴雲雀
jigoku e no kaki ni kakarite naku hibari

in the hell painting
perched on a fence...
a lark sings


. jigokue, jigoku-e 地獄絵 paintings of hell .


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1815

.下陰は蟻の地獄ぞかんこ鳥
shita kage wa ari no jigoku zo kankodori

down in the shadows
lurks the ants' hell...
mountain cuckoo


1818

.梅咲くや地獄の釜も休日と
ume saku ya jigoku no kama mo yasumu hi to

plum blooming
even hell's cauldrons
CLOSED


1820

.梅咲や地獄の門も休み札
ume saku ya jigoku no kado mo yasumi satsu

plum blooming--
even hell's gate
CLOSED

1820

.けふこそは地獄の衆もお正月
kyô koso wa jigoku no shû mo o-shôgatsu

today even the
hordes of hell celebrate
the new year

1820

.斎日もさばの地獄はいたりにけり
sainichi mo saba no jigoku wa itari ni keri

even on a fast day
this world's hell
is hell

1820

.薮蟻の地獄を逃て火とり虫
yabu ari no jigoku wo nigete hitorimushi

fleeing the hell
of thicket ants...
tiger moth


1823

.大毛虫蟻の地獄におちにけり
ô kemushi ari no jigoku ni ochi ni keri

big caterpillar--
into the ants' hell
it has fallen


1825

.よい月や内へ這入れば蚤地獄
yoi tsuki [ya] uchi e haireba nomi jigoku

good moon--
but going inside
a hell of fleas


1827

.朝顔のうしろは蚤の地獄かな
asagao no ushiro wa nomi no jigoku kana

behind the morning-glories
a hell
of fleas

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. arijigoku, ari jigoku 蟻地獄 doodlebug, ant lion, antlion .
lit. "hell for the ants"
kigo for all summer
suribachi mushi 擂鉢虫(すりばちむし)"mortar insect"
arozusari あとずさり、atosari mushi あとさり虫
Ameisenlöwe





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2017/08/10

hitokui Jizo man-eating

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hitokui Jizoo 人食い地蔵 Hitokui "man-eating" Jizo
積善院準提堂 Shakuzen-In Juntei-Do
京都市左京区吉田近衛町69 / 69 Yoshidakonoechō, Sakyō-ku, Kyōto

The official name of this Jizo is
Sutoku-In Jizoo 崇徳院地蔵

The pronunciation of Sutokuin changed to Hitokuin and
then finally to ひとくい Hitokui.

Written with Chinese characters, hitokui 人食い comes to mean "man-eating".


This Jizo has been venerated to appease the vengeful spirit of
. Sutoku Tenno, Sotoku 崇徳天皇 (1119 - 1142) .










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準提堂 Juntei-Do Hall is a hall dedicated to Juntei Kannon - 准胝観音 Jundei Kannon (Sunde) .

. Jundei Kannon, Juntei Kannon 准胝 観音 .
Within the six realms of existence, he saves mankind.

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. hitokui Ebisu 人喰いエビス man-eating Ebisu .


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- Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction -

. Pilgrimages to Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - 地蔵霊場 Jizo Reijo .

. Legends about Jizo Bosatsu - 地蔵菩薩 .




. Join the Jizo Bosatsu Gallery - Facebook .



. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC List .


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2017/04/14

Gofunai temples 86 and 87

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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. 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.
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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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- 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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. 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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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 .

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2017/04/10

Gofunai temples 82 and 83

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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
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. 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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