31 Dec 2020

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. Edo - Senryu 川柳 .



. Edo culture via Ukiyo-E 浮世絵 .



. Gofunai 御符内 88 Henro temples in Edo .


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13 Aug 2020

KAIDO - Shimoda Kaido

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.com/2020/03/shimoda-kaido-highway.html

Shimoda Kaido Highway

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. Kaido 街道 Highways - ABC Index .
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Shimoda Kaido 下田街道 Shimoda Highway
Connecting 三島大社 the Shrine Mishima Taisha in Mishima (postal station of the 東海道 Tokaido Highway)
with 下田 Shimoda (Shizuoka 静岡県)
In the Edo period, it was also called
Shimoda ji, Shimoda-ji 下田路 Shimoda Road
Present-day National Highway Nr. 414.



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1880年(明治13年) 北伊豆で馬車が走る。
1899年(明治32年) 豆相鉄道 三島-大仁間に鉄道敷設。
1904年(明治37年) 旧天城トンネルが開通[1]。自動車でも通れるようになり、難所の天城峠越えは一応解消した。
1916年(大正5年) 下田自動車 下田-大仁間に米国製乗合バス運行。
1924年(大正13年) 駿豆鉄道 大仁-修善寺間開通。
1933年(昭和8年) 伊東-下田間の東海岸道路開通。この後、伊豆半島の陸路は東海岸道路が主となっていく。
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- Postal stations along the Shimoda Kaido
Mishima 三島
Nirayama 韮山
Baraki 原木村
Oohi 大仁村
Yugashima 湯ヶ島村
Amagi Toge Pass 天城峠
Nashimoto 梨本村
Konabe Toge Pass 小鍋峠
Meharano 芽原野村
Mitsukuri 箕作村
Shimoda 下田


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Amagi Toge Pass 天城峠
Famoun for the story of
"The Dancing Girl of Izu" or "The Izu Dancer" (伊豆の踊子, Izu no odoriko)
a 1924 short story by the Japanese writer and Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata.
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. Kawabata Yasunari 川端康成 Yasunari Kawabata . - (1899 – 1972)

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Konabe Toge Pass 小鍋峠



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Shimoda (下田市, Shimoda-shi)
is a city and port located in Shizuoka Prefecture,...
- History
Shimoda has been settled since prehistoric times, with numerous Jōmon period remains found within city limits. It is mentioned in Nara period documents as the location to which Prince Ōtsu was exiled in 686 after his failed rebellion, and in Heian period documents in reference to its iron ore deposits.
During the Sengoku period it was controlled by the Odawara Hōjō clan, who built a castle (later destroyed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi).
Under the Tokugawa shogunate, Shimoda was tenryō territory directly administered by the shōgun. During the Edo period, Shimoda prospered as a seaport, and was a major port of call for coastal vessels travelling between Osaka and Edo.
Until 1721, as a security measure, all vessels were obligated to call at Shimoda before proceeding on to Edo.
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. Mishima Taisha 三嶋大社、三島大社 Grand Shrine at Mishima .
11. Mishima shuku 三島宿 (Mishima) / The 53 stations of the Tokaido

. Nirayama 韮山 "Chives Mountain" .
The scholar Egawa Tarozaemon 江川太郎左衛門 (1801 - 1855) lived here.

. Shimoda and the Black Ships 黒船 kurofune .
Commodore Matthew Perry comes to Japan in 1853


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


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南伊豆町 Minami-Izu town / 韮山 Nirayama

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Nirayama town (韮山町, Nirayama-chō)
... During the Kamakura and Muromachi period, Niirayama was the site of a castle belonging to the Hōjō clan, and the later Hōjō clan.
During the Edo period, it was the location of the daikansho offices of the Tokugawa shogunate controlling Izu Province.
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. boozu, 坊主と伝説 Bozu Legends about priests .
In a gloomy room of a lodging there were the imprints of a large and a small priest on the wall, all wet with rain. In the evening there was the sound of kooshido 格子戸 a lattice door, which was supposed to be closed, suddenly opening. The large and small priest were leaving.

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. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .
At the home of shooya 庄屋 the village headman, there stayed a man named 韮山様 Nirayama Sama. When eating he would not allow people to look at him.
He was a Tanuki !!


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Shizuoka 下田市 Shimoda city

. ryuu, ryū 龍 竜 伝説 Ryu - dragon legends .
At the temple 龍巣院 Ryuso-In there lived dokuryuu 毒龍 a poisonous dragon which brought great harm to the villagers.
The priest read some special Sutras Buddhist scriptures and the pond became too small for the dragon to live there any more.


長嶽山 龍巣院 Ryuso-In
Okazaki, Fukuroi, Shizuoka
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Yugashima 天城湯ヶ島町 Amagi Yugashima town

. kani 蟹 crabs .
Once upon a time the rain did not stop at the end of the rainy season and there was a lot of kiri 霧 fog. Above the waterfall with three falls there was a priest walking when suddenly a huge crab with a black back appeared, spitting out black clouds and fog. The priest begun to recite special Buddhist prayers and the crab fell into the basin of the waterfall. The fog stopped. Since then the uppermost of the three waterfalls is called
kanidaru かにだる crab waterfall.

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. taki no nushi 滝の主と伝説 Legends about the master of the waterfall .
It is
. Jorogumo 女郎蜘蛛 / 女郎ぐも "woman spider" Yokai spider .
a spider that can transform into a seductive woman.

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Joren no Taki 浄蓮の滝 Jōren Falls. Waterfall
A famous waterfall in Izu in the headwaters of the Kano River. Joren Falls is situated among deep forests, and drops from basalt cliffs 25m high and 7m wide. The cold mountain air and water spray feels chilly even in the summer. Downstream from the plunge pool is the regular Amagi international trout fishing site. Along the valley are wasabi fields, a specialty of Amagi.
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Hatcho ike 八丁池 Hatcho Pond
The master of the pond at Hatcho Ike is ooshika 大鹿 a big deer or 七首の大蛇 a large serpent with seven heads.



. Legends about ike no nushi 池の主 と伝説 the Master of the Pond .

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湯ヶ島 - ok // 9 下田市 collecting

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. kaidoo 街道と伝説 Legends about the old Kaido highways .

. Kaido 街道 Highways - ABC Index .

. Famous Places and Powerspots of Edo 江戸の名所 .

. Edo bakufu 江戸幕府 The Edo Government .

. Doing Business in Edo - 商売 - Introduction .

. shokunin 職人 craftsman, craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .

. senryu, senryū 川柳 Senryu poems in Edo .

. Japanese Architecture - The Japanese Home .

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11 Aug 2020

HEIAN - shinshi divine messenger legends

https://japanshrinestemples.blogspot.com/2020/03/shinshi-otsukai-messenger.html
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shinshi otsukai messenger

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. Shinto Shrines (jinja 神社) - Introduction .
. kami 神 Shinto deities .
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shinshi 神使 messenger of god, divine messenger
kami no o-tsukai 神のお使い / 神の使い


. Yama no Kami, Yama-no-Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain .

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. Sarugami 猿神 The Monkey Deity .
. Inugami 犬神 The Wolf Deity .

. inoshishi 猪 wild boar .
. kitsune 狐 fox .
. risu リス / 栗鼠 squirrel .
. shika 鹿 deer .
. usagi 兎 rabbit, hare .



source : smtrc.jp/town-archives/city/nara...
神の使い 鹿は奈良の象徴

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. hachi 蜂 bee - Futaarayama Jinja 二荒山神社 .

. hato 鳩 dove - Hachimangu shrines 八幡宮 .

. hebi 蛇 snake / serpent - Benzaiten 弁才天 at Oomiwa Jinja 大神神社 .

. inoshishi 猪 wild boar - Go-O Jinja 護王神社 - Wake Jinja 和気神社 .

. kame 亀 turtle - Matsunoo Taisha 松尾大社 .

. kani 蟹 crab - Konpira Shrine 金刀比羅宮  .

. karasu 烏 crow - Kumano Sanzan 熊野三山 .

. koi 鯉 carp - Osaki Jinja 大前神社 .
the deity venerated is - Ebisu 恵比寿, he usually holds a tai 鯛 sea bream.

. kujira 鯨 whale fish - God of the Sea 海の神 .

. mukade ムカデ centipede - Bishamonten 毘沙門天 .

. nezumi 鼠 mouse / rat - Daikoku Ten大黒天 .

. niwatori 鶏 rooster - Ise Jingu 伊勢神宮 / Isonokami Jingu 石上神宮 .

. ookami, okami 狼 wolf - Mitsumine Jinja 三峰神社 / 三峯 .

. sagi 鷺 heron - Kehi Jingu 氣比神宮 .

. shirohebi 白蛇 white serpent - Suwa Jinja 諏訪神社 .

. tora 虎 tiger - Mount Shigisan 信貴山 Chogo Sonshi-Ji 朝護孫子寺 .

. tsuru 鶴 crane - Suwa Taisha 諏訪大社 .

. umihebi, orochi 海蛇 sea snake - Izumo Taisha 出雲大社 .

. unagi 鰻 eel - Mishima Taisha 三嶋大社 .

. usagi 兎 rabbit / hare - Sumiyoshi Taisha 住吉大社 / Okazaki Jinja 岡崎神社/ Tsuki Jinja 調神社 .

. ushi 牛 bull, oxen - Tenmangu 天満宮 . - Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真


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- Reference : 神のお使い


. Shrine, Shinto Shrine (jinja 神社) - Introduction .

. kami 神 Shinto deities - ABC-LIST - .


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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .
クジラは海の資源か神獣か Is the whale a source of meat from the sea or a divine animal?
石川創



kujira 鯨 whale fish ,umigami 海神
In areas where they fish for for whales and also in areas where they do not, he is venerated as the messenger of
. Umi no Kami 海の神 God of the Sea .

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宮城県 Miyagi 気仙沼市 Kesennuma city 唐桑町 / 白鯨 white whale

. Shrine Osaki Jinja 御崎神社 .
There is a legend from a shipwrecked boat, that was rescued by 白鯨 a large white whale fish and brought to this shore safely.
The white whale, as the deity 御崎明神 Osaki Myojin, came riding on 白馬 a white horse. He sat down on the beach on a mat of warabi ワラビ bracken, fern,.
So the people in this area, to show their respect of the deity, never eat whale meat or bracken.

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. unagi 鰻 eel - Mishima Taisha 三嶋大社 .
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鹿児島県 Kagoshima 大島郡 Oshima district 瀬戸内町 Setouchi town

In the hamlet 大島郡古仁屋町勝浦 Katsuura there was one izumi 泉 spring, where many eels lives. hHe nearby villagers venerated them as divine messengers and would never catch or eat them.
Some had a mark on the head as special messengers.




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shinshi no tori 神使の鳥 a bird as divine messenger
Going down the river 球磨川 Kumagawa there is a stone gate and cave named 神の瀬 / 神瀬 Kami no Se.
In this cave lived a bird with only one leg, the divine messenger, venerated by the local people.
They fear if they capture the bird, the village will be cursed.
If they drink from the water in the cave, all illness will be cured and they will live a long healthy life.
球磨村 神瀬石灰洞窟
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宮崎市 Miyazaki city 青島 Aoshima

miyakodori 都鳥 / yurikamome, 百合鴎 ユリカモメ hooded gull, Larus ridibundus
In Aoshima there lived a couple of hooded gulls. They were venerated as divine messengers.

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Miyazaki 登米市 Tome city

oino, o-ino オイノ, (oinu, o-inu オイヌ) 狼 wolf
The pronounciation oino instead oinu is an expression of veneration.
Once upon a time, a wolf had come from Mitsumine Shrine as a divine messenger. If people met him, they would greet him and say
"Honorable Wolf, please protect our fields carefully!"

. Shrine Mitsumine Jinja 三峰神社 / 三峯 .




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茅野市 Chino city

shinshi no tori 神使の鳥 a bird as messenger
At the peak of 蓼科の峯 Mount Tateshina there lives 神鳥 a divine bird, resembling a raichoo 雷鳥 Raicho snow grouse, "Thunderbird".
In the morning and evening its voice can be heard to announce the time. The male bird is rather black, the female more yellow, with a black breast and white spots on it.
The chicks like to eat matsu no mi 松の実 pine nuts and green pine leaves.

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shinshi no tori, uma 神使の鳥,馬 bird and horse as divine messenger
In former times when many horses were kept outside, about six were selected and offered to 権現 the Gongen Deity.
When the horses kneeled in front of the Shrine, a divine bird messenger came with small branches of a pine tree and offered them to the horses. The horses took them in their mouth and went home. If the branches are kept close, the horses will not have problems with wild animals or dokuhebi 毒蛇 poisonous serpents.

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Nagano 諏訪市 Suwa city

shinshi no kitsune 神使の狐 the fox as divine messenger


source : suwatakken.naganoblog...

諏訪湖 Lake Suwako freezes every year in the coldest season.
During that time, the 神狐 divine Fox messenger might walk over the lake to the Suwa Shrine. Sometimes even horses with heavy burdens can cross it.
If there is no Fox messenger walking over the ice, it is not strong enough.
In Spring, when it gets warmer and the ice melts, the fox comes back from the Shrine and walks back over the lake. From that time on, humans can not cross any more and the ice melts.

. Yama no Kami 山の神 God of the Mountain and fox legends .




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東伯郡 Tohaku district 三朝町 Misasa town

shiro ookami 白狼 a white wolf
. Legends from Misasa Onsen 三朝温泉 Misasa Hot Spring .

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神使 // 13 神のお使い (00)
41 神の使い .. collecting

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