6 Feb 2023

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. Edo - the Edo Period .   



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. Edo culture via Ukiyo-E 浮世絵 .



. Gofunai 御符内 88 Henro temples in Edo .


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. Fudo Myo-O 不動明王 .   



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6 Dec 2022

TEMPLE - Chokokuji Hasedera Kannon Ise

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Chokokuji Kannon Katada Hase

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. Ise Saigoku 33 Kannon 伊勢西国三十三所観音巡礼 Pilgrimage .
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Chokokuji 長谷寺 Chokoku-Ji, Katadahase
近田山 Kindenzan 長谷寺 (ちょうこくじ) Chokokuji
Also called 遠長谷寺 The Far Chokoku-Ji.

三重県津市片田長谷町230 / Mie, Tsu city, Katada Hase town

The Kannon statue is 十一面観音 Juichimen Kannon.

- Chant of the temple
No matter how many times you go to pray,
my heart is pure like the clean valley water
as it was the first time I visited this place.


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Chōkoku-ji temple was founded between 701 and 704 by 徳道上人 a monk called Tokudō.
Because it was modeled after Hase-dera temple (the characters it is written with can be also read as Chōkoku-ji) in Nara, it is also referred to as Enchōkoku-ji (Far Chōkoku-ji).
It is believed that the temple was a praying place for 佐々木氏 the Sasaki clan and the clan of provincial governors 北畠氏 Kitabatake.
Unfortunately the temple lost its records in fires caused by frequent wars of the 16th Century, and almost seized to exist.
It was rebuilt by a 2nd daimyo of Tsu province 藤堂高次 Tōdō Takatsugu (1602-1676)
and since then the temple became an important praying place for all next generations of Tōdō clan.
The original main statue enshrined in Chōkoku-ji temple was the 7.9m high Jūichimen Kannon (Eleven-Faced Kannon).
It was one of many Japanese big size Buddhist statues,
but unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed during the war in Tenshō period (1573-1592).
The statue burned down together with the temple during the fight with the troops
of the first "Great Unifier" of Japan – Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582).
Currently the remnants of Jūichimen Kannon are wrapped in white clothes and shown to the public only once per 18 years.
The current main statue of the Chōkoku-ji temple is a life-size standing Jūichimen Kannon.
It is made from wood and covered with dark brown lacquer.
The statue was carved at the beginning of the 17th Century.
Six Kannon statues (Kannon in six basic forms to protect people in each of the Six Realms of karmic rebirth)
and a statue of Bishamon (God of Treasure, Wealth, & Warriors) all made from stone stand within the temple's grounds,
just at the end of the road leading to the temple.
It is said that these statues were made in Korea during the ruling of Joseon dynasty and brought from Korean peninsula by Tōdō Takatora (1556-1630).
勢陽雑記 Seiyōzakki Records
Kindenzan Chōkoku-ji is located 2 ri west from Tsu in a mountain of Hase village.
The main statue is a Jūichimen Kannon (Eleven-Faced Kannon).
It is said that the temple was founded by 天外和尚 Tengai of 東福寺 Tofuku-ji temple after moving from Hase in Yamato province.
At the beginning there were many buildings in its precinct and the temple's land was worth 80 kan
but after the turbulent times of Tenshō period it fell into ruin.
The temple's buildings had no thatch roof anymore, no sound coming from the inside and no light,
even a vague one, could be seen.
It is temple number 13 of Ise Pilgrimage.
- source : otera_list_en/chokokuji ...

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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
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- reference source : isekannon.jp/english ... -
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This temple is Nr. 15 of the pilgrimage
. Ise Saigoku 33 Kannon 伊勢西国三十三所観音巡礼 Pilgrimage .

. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 Avalokiteshvara .

. Juichimen Kannon 十一面観音 Senju Kannon 千手観音 Kannon with 11 faces and 1000 arms .

. Hasedera - Temple Legends .

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. Temples with legends .
. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .
. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .

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5 Dec 2022

TEMPLE - Bodaiji Temple legends

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Bodaiji Temple legends

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Bodaiji 菩提寺 a family temple

. Temple Bodai-ji 菩提寺 at Aomori, Osorezan .

. Temple Bodai-ji 菩提寺 at Himeji .

. Temple Bodai-ji 菩提寺 at Iwate, Tono .

. Temple Bodai-ji 菩提寺 at Okayama, Nagi.

. Temple Kanbodaiji 観菩提寺 at Mie .

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菩提寺にして宵闇の鷺絵あり 岡井省二
菩提寺に改宗の故事曼珠沙華 向山房男
菩提寺のおほかたは地に寒雀 古舘曹人
菩提寺の井を汲む夏の別れかな 神尾久美子
菩提寺の常の水音霜日和 今井峰月
菩提寺の枇杷一族のごとこぞる 中田六郎
菩提寺の法事にまぎる花の客 角川春樹
菩提寺の菊の根分けて貰ひけり 角川春樹
菩提寺の花散る雨の花山院 川合広保
菩提寺へ向ふ足取り昼蛙 高澤良一 燕音
菩提寺へ母がほうらば蟇裂けん 安井浩司
菩提寺へ母の手を引き母子草 富安風生
菩提寺を手ぶらであるく良夜かな 長谷川双魚

その人の菩提寺を訪ひ避暑果つる 森田峠
もののふの菩提寺とほき二月かな 大峯あきら
初護摩の菩提寺太鼓とどろけり 寺崎美江女
桃妖の菩提寺に汲む甘茶かな 塩井志津
津軽公菩提寺裏手かうもり飛ぶ 高澤良一
珠姫の菩提寺荒れつ夏の蝶 有働亨 汐路
秋日踏む菩提寺磴の梅落葉 西島麦南 人音
稲雀わが菩提寺を根城とす 奥村せいち
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. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .


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. 地蔵尊 恐山 Jizo Bosatsu at Mount Osorezan .




................................................................................. Iwate 岩手県  
岩手郡 Iwate district

shirase 報知 notification of a death
If there is a funeral, it is held at 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji
and notifications are sent to the relatives, friends and other villagers.
This acitvity is called shirase 報知(しらせ).
There must always be two people to bring the sad news around.




................................................................................. Miyagi 宮城県 
Miyagi 伊具郡 Igu district 丸森町 Marumori town

shi no yochoo 死の予兆 an omen of death
In the village Marumori was a man named 大内 Ouchi who had just come there.
The became very ill and on the day before his death he went to a temple
wearing official robes of 羽織袴姿 Haori and Hakama.
The carpenters working at the temple saw him and found this very strange.
A person can thus go to 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji when he dies, but he never comes back.

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Miyagi 遠田郡 Toda district 涌谷町 Wakuya town

Around 1700, the child of 坂本宇兵衛 Sakamoto Uhei, a vassal of 伊達宗重 Date Muneshige (1615 - 1671)
loved the cats and chicken of the family.
One night in autumn, the chicken made a call late in the night.
The owner thought this an ominous call and killed the chicken, throwing it into the nearby river.
That night, the chicken appeared in a dream of the priest of 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji of the Sakamoto family.
"I am the chicken of the Sakamoto Family.
The cat of this family wanted to use poison to kill the master of the family, so I begun to make noise to wake him,
but I was killed instead. Now I want you, the priest, to tell him the truth."
The next morning, the priest went to the family, where the head was just preparing a bowl of soup.
At that moment, the cat jumped in from outside, put something in the bowl and run away.
The head did not see it and put the bowl to his mouth to drink.
The priest hastily stopped him and told him about his dream.
They looked in the bowl and found the head of a poisonous lizzard.
Now the head wanted to kill the cat, but the cat never came back to the house.
Uhei felt remorse for killing the chicken and had a special ritual held in its honor.




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新津市 Niitsu city

yuurei 幽霊 a Yurei ghost
Late at night at the ferry place, a strange voice of a woman was heard from the other side of the river.
When the boatman went over, there was nobody. But he said anyway "Come into the boat".
The boat became more heavy, as if someone had come in.
On the other side, he said to get off, and the boat became lighter again.
When the boatsman wanted a greeting from this visitor, he suddenly saw
a head with a rope hanging around the neck, the eyeballs sticking out and long wet hair hanging down.
The spooky woman asked him to go to 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji and then disappeared.




.................................................................................Shimane 島根県
鹿足郡 Kanoashi district

Kaga no Kami 加賀守 The Lord of Kaga
The grave of the Kaga no Kami 加賀守 the Lord of Kaga was in the compound of the ruins of
下瀬山城址 the castle Shimonoseyama. But it was destroyed by a villain.
The villagers built a new grave, but did not hold any rituals.
The priest from 三渡八幡宮 Miwatari Hachimangu came and asked to perform a ritual, otherwise the lord might be angry.
The villagers decided to follow this advise and held a special ritual at 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji




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. 熊谷稲荷 The Story about Kumagaya Inari Shrine .
and Yasuzaemon Inari 弥惣左ヱ門稲荷

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Tokyo 西多摩郡 Nishitama district 檜原村 Hinohara village

. Oinusama 御犬様 O-Inusama, "Honorable Wolf Deity" .
The daughter of the village headman had fallen in love with the priest of 菩提寺 the Family Temple Bodai-Ji.
They soon became the rumor of the village and the priest was sent to a different temple.
The daughter climbed steep mountains and gorges to meet the priest again.
On the roadside was a wolf with a thorn in his leg.
She bent down to help him.
To show his gratitude, the wolf then accompanied her all the way.

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Tokyo 台東区 Taito ward

tamashi 魂 the soul
At Asakusa there was a man who had been ill for a long time.
He went to 菩提寺 a different Family Temple Bodai-Ji to aks for his funeral.
The head priest agreed.
He did not get better and went again to ask for his funeral at this Bodai-Ji.
The priest thought his was strange and when he investigated the case,
he found that the man had died the night before.




................................................................................. Toyama 富山県 
黒部市 Kurobe city

shinin 死人 a dead person
If a person dies, his soul goes to his Bodaiji 菩提寺 Family Temple.
There must always be two to bring the dead body there.

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. Tera 寺と伝説 Buddhist Temples and their legends .

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4 Dec 2022

TEMPLE - Seikakuin Fudo Toda

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Seikakuin Fudo Toda

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Seikakuin 正覺院 / 正覚院 Seikaku-In, Toda
鶴林山 Kakurinzan 不動寺 Fudoji 正覚院 Seikakuin
戸田市中町2-14-3 / Saitama, Toda city, Nakamachi

The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.


The temple was founded in 1470 by 堯泉 Priest Gyosen.
The present Main Hall was built in 1992.



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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -

毎年八月三日に施餓鬼会 Segaki-E on August 3 every year.

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The segaki (施餓鬼, "feeding the hungry ghosts")
is a ritual of Japanese Buddhism, traditionally performed to stop the suffering of the such restless ghosts/monsters as gaki, jikininki and the muenbotoke (the dead who have no living relatives), ghosts tormented by insatiable hunger.
Alternatively, the ritual forces them to return to their portion of hell or keeps the spirits of the dead from falling into the realm of the gaki.
The segaki may be performed at any time, but traditionally performed as part of the yearly Urabon'e services in July to remember the dead and the segaki ritual for offering alms to specifically hungry gaki or muenbotoke, not for spirits of one's ancestor.
The ritual is held at Buddhist temples and there is a custom to place segaki-dana (rack for gaki) or gaki-dana (shelf for gaki) at home, present offerings (traditionally rice and water) for hungry ghosts who are wandering in this world as muenbotoke during Urabon'e or O-bon.
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Also on the following pilgrimage :

. Kita Adachi 88 Fudo Temples 北足立八十八ヵ所霊場 . - Nr. 83

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This Temple is Nr. 40 of the
. Adachi 100 Fudo Temples 足立百不動尊霊場 Pilgrimage .

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. Temples with legends .

. Kita Adachi 88 Fudo Temples 北足立八十八ヵ所霊場 .

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

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .

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