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19 Jul 2020

GOKURAKU - Kasakake Fudo


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Kasakake Fudo

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Kasakake Fudo 笠懸不動
日輪山 Nichirinzan 観音院 Kannon-In 南光寺 Nanko-Ji


群馬県みどり市笠懸町阿左美 / 967 Kasakakecho Azami, Midori, Gunma

The name Kasakake refers to the geography, a plain named 笠懸野 Kasakakeno along the river 渡良瀬川 Watarasegawa in the form of a 扇状 fan.
Kasagake or Kasakake is a sort of Japanese mounted archery.
In contrast to 流鏑馬 yabusame, the types of targets are various and the archer shoots while riding past the target.

The temple was built in the Kamakura period. When 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi Kukai passed here, a statue of 白衣観音菩薩 Byakue Kannon in white robes made by 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu was venerated here.
In 1335, 南の御方 Minami no Onkata (Taira no Tokiko) came to live here.

Other statues and treasures of the temple are
不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai
阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai
白衣観音 Byakue Kannon
弁財天 Benzaiten / Benten
牛頭曼荼羅 Gozu Mandala
徳川家歴代将軍御朱印9通 9 letters from the Tokugawa Shoguns








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shuin 朱印 stamp



omamori お守り amulets


- Homepage of the temple
- source : nankouji.com...

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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -

元旦護摩 正月元旦
厄除護摩 1月4日
1月17日 初観音
1月21日 初弘法(毎月21日)
1月28日 初不動(毎月28日)Hatsu-Fudo first Fudo ritual
2月15日 涅槃会
3月21日 御影供
3月彼岸 春彼岸会
5月8日 花まつり
6月15日 青葉まつり
7月10日 観音四万六千日
8月13日 - 16日 盂蘭盆会供養
9月彼岸 秋彼岸会
12月8日 成道会
12月31日 除夜の鐘供養

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This temple is Nr. 8 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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. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .

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みどり市 Midori city 笠懸町 Kasakake town

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake - legends .
A wealthy man named 赤堀の道元 Akahori no Dogen had a daughter of 16 years. She went to Mount Akagisan 赤城山, jumped into the swamp and became a huger serpent.
Her friend, who did not dare to go back home, also jumpee in and became kani カニ a crab. The water has been clear since then.
In rememberance of her death, the family goes to the swamp to pray and bring offerings of sekihan 赤飯 red ritual rice and sake 酒 rice wine in a juubako重箱 food box with many layers. The box usually sinks down to the bottom and later comes up, all empty.



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太田市 Ota city, 笠懸村 Kasakake village

In Kasakake village there lived a child with ill legs. When this child died, the parents had a special ritual with in 印 a mark for his burial.
Later another child was born with this mark, so it must have been a rebirth.

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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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7 Jul 2020

GOKURAKU - Bando 33 Kannon

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Bando 33 Kannon Pilgrimage

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. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 - Introduction .
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坂東三十三観音 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples in Bando (Kanto)



坂東三十三観音巡り / 坂東三十三ヶ所 / 坂東三十三観音



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01 大蔵山 杉本寺 Sugimotodera, Kamakura
02 海雲山 岩殿寺(岩殿観音)Ganden-Ji, Kanagawa - Iwadono Kannon
03 祇園山 安養院 田代寺(田代観音)Anyo-In, Tashiro-Ji, Kamakura - Tashiro Kannon
04 海光山 長谷寺(長谷観音)Hasedera, Kanagawa - Hase Kannon
05 飯泉山 勝福寺(飯泉観音)Shofuku-Ji, Kanagawa - Iizumi Kannon
06 飯上山 長谷寺(飯山観音)Hasedera, Kanagawa - Iiyama Kannon
07 金目山 光明寺(金目観音)Komyo-Ji, Kanagawa - Kaname Kannon
08 妙法山 星谷寺(星の谷観音)Shokoku-Ji, Kanagawa - Hoshinoya Kannon
. 09 都幾山 慈光寺 Jiko-Ji, Saitama .

10 巌殿山 正法寺(岩殿観音) Shoho-Ji, Saitama - Iwadono Kannon
11 岩殿山 安楽寺(吉見観音)Anraku-Ji, Saitama - Yoshimi Kannon
12 華林山 慈恩寺(慈恩寺観音)Jion-Ji, Saitama - Jionji Kannon
13 金龍山 浅草寺(浅草観音)Senso-Ji, Asakusa, Tokyo - Asakusa Kannon
14 瑞応山 弘明寺 (弘明寺観音) Gumyoji, Kanagawa - Gumyoji Kannon
15 白岩山 長谷寺(白岩観音)Chokoku-Ji, Gunma - Shiraiwa Kannon
16 五徳山 水澤寺(水澤観音) Mizusawa-Ji, Gunma - Mizusawa Kannon
17 出流山 満願寺(出流観音)Mangan-Ji, Tochigi - Izuru Kannon
18 日光山 中禅寺(立木観音)Chuzen-Ji, Nikko, Tochigi - Tachiki Kannon
19 天開山 大谷寺(大谷観音)Oya-Ji, Tochigi - Oya Kannon

20 獨鈷山 西明寺(益子観音)Saimyo-Ji, Tochigi - Mashiko Kannon
21 八溝山 日輪寺(八溝山) Nichirin-Ji, Ibaraki - Yamizozan
22 妙福山 佐竹寺(北向観音)Satakedera, Ibaraki, Kitamuki Kannon
23 佐白山 正福寺 Shofuku-Ji, Tochigi, Kasama
24 雨引山 楽法寺(雨引観音) Rakuho-Ji, Tochigi, Amabiki Kannon
25 筑波山 大御堂 Omido Hall, Tsukuba, Ibaraki
26 南明山 清瀧寺 Kiyotaki-Ji, Ibaraki
27 飯沼山 円福寺(飯沼観音) Enpuku-Ji, Chiba - Iinuma Kannon
28 滑河山 龍正院(滑河観音)Ryusho-In, Chiba - Namegawa Kannon
29 海上山 千葉寺 Chiba-Ji, Chiba

30 平野山 高蔵寺(高倉観音) Takakura-J, Chiba - Takakura Kannon
. 31 大悲山 笠森寺(笠森観音)Kasamori-Ji, Chiba - Kasamori Kannon .
32 音羽山 清水寺(清水観音)Kiyomizudera, Chiba - Kiyomizu Kannon
. 33 補陀洛山 那古寺 Nagodera(那古観音) .





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. Kannon Pilgrimages to explore in Tokyo - Edo .

山の手三十三観音霊場 - Yamanote
東京三十三観音霊場 - Tokyo


. Edo 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples .
多摩川三十三観音霊場 - Tamagawa
山の手三十三観音霊場 - Yamanote

. Tokyo 東京三十三観音霊場 .
Nr. 1 - Kaianji 海晏寺 Temple Kaian-Ji

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. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 - Introduction . .
. 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru - ABC .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .


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. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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3 Jul 2020

FUDO - mikaeri Fudo Gunma

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Mikaeri Fudo Gunma

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Mikaeri Fudo みかえり不動 Fudo looking back
真光山 Shinkozan 永照院 Eisho-In 長安寺 Choan-Ji


群馬県伊勢崎市西小保方町304-1 / Gunma, Isesaki city, Nishiobokata town 304-1

- Chant of the temple
みかえりて つみとがはらう 威音王
佐波路にたかき みすくい



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後深草天皇正嘉元年の鎌倉大地震につづき、正元年中の全国の飢餓は、この佐波路の領民も、その外でなく多くの村民は瀕死の状況にありました。
亮海上人は釈迦牟尼世尊の霊告をうけ、亀山天皇文応元年(1260年)この地に草庵を結び、ひたすら本尊に村民の救済加護を祈願した処、たちまちに飢餓、病魔等を退散させることができたことから、長安寺のなさけ釈迦の名も今に口伝されています。
この亮海上人草庵建立の文応元年(1260年)を開山の年とし、爾来760年有余風雪に耐え、地域の心の依所として今日に輝かしい法燈をつたえています。
- source : mutsumi-hoikuen.or.jp . chouanji...




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- - - - - In the temple compound

mikaeri doo みかえり堂 Hall of the Mikaeri Fudo


People have a lot of problems not easily seen, but if you take a break and look back, you might feel remorse.
Copying the sutras might help find better ways for the future.



mimamori Jizo みまもり地蔵尊 protector Jizo



十三佛 Jusanbutsu
宝篋印塔 Hokyoin tower
延命地蔵尊 Enmei Jizo
鐘楼堂 temple bell tower
みまもり地蔵尊 mimanori Jizo
常行の滝 Jogyo no Taki waterfall - with a statue of Jibo Kannon 慈母観音-
鯉池 Koi ike carp pond

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- Other temples with this name in Japan :

. Mikaeri Fudo 見返り不動 Fudo looking back .
at temple 神照寺 Shinsho-Ji, Nagahama, Shiga
at temple 法乗院・深川ゑんま堂 Fukagawa Enma-Do, Tokyo

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shuin 朱印 stamp

omamori お守り amulets


- Homepage of the temple
- source : mutsumi-hoikuen.or...




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This temple is Nr. 7 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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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims .



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5 Apr 2020

GOKURAKU - Mikata Ishi Kannon Fukui

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Mikata Ishi Kannon Kanzeon

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Mikata Ishi Kannon 三方石観世音 Mikata Stone Kannon, Fukui
大悲山三方石観音 Saihizan Mikata Ishi Kannon
Katate Kannon 片手観音 Kannon with One Arm



福井県 三方上中郡 若狭町 三方1-1 / 1-1 Mikata, Wakasa-cho, Mikatakaminaka-gun, Fukui

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One night sometime in the Enryaku Period (about 1,200 years ago) the priest Kobo Daishi had secluded himself in this mountain area and was carving a stone (ishi) statue of the Kannon (Goddess of Mercy).
However he was forced to abandon his effort upon hearing a rooster crow to announce the daybreak. He left the mountain and the statue's right hand remained unfinished. This site is now designated as a special holy site along the Hokuriku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage and, on account of the statue's missing limb, is said to have healing powers for limb disabilities.
The path to the mountainside away from the Main Hall leads to a spring called 'Kannon Reisui' and, in March 2006, the spring's water 'Fukui no Oishii Mizu' (Fukui's Delicious Water) was recognised as among the very best from Fukui.
- source : wakasa-mikatagoko.jp/en...






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- - - - - The cock who woke up Kobo Daishi.



. Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 . . (774 - 835)

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Statue of Fudo Myo-O

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shuin 朱印 stamp



omamori お守り amulets

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : mikata.main.jp...

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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -

春の彼岸中日法要
秋の彼岸中日法要
奥の院火祭り 7月17日 Fire Festival
石観音大祭 7月18日 Main Festival
紅葉のライトアップ Autumn colors light up

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

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The messenger of 三方石観音 Mikata Ishi Kannon is 烏天狗 Karasu Tengu.

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Hokuriku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage 北陸三十三ヵ所観音霊場巡り





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3 Apr 2020

FUDO - Narita Fudoson Takasaki

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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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shuin 朱印 stamp




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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- - - - - H A I K U - - - - -

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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Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims .



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31 Mar 2020

GOKURAKU - Mama Kannon Temple


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Mama Kannon Komaki

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Mama Kannon 間々観音 龍音寺 Ryuon-Ji, Aichi
Mama Chichi Kannon 間々乳観音」(ままちちかんのん)
小牧山 Komakiyama

お乳のお寺 O-Chichi no O-Tera
おっぱい寺 Oppai Tera, Oppai-dera


愛知県小牧市間々本町152 / 152 Mama-honmachi, Komaki-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan

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Mama Kannon Temple, or Mama Chichi Kannon,
is known as the "Breast Temple" and one of the 33 Kannon Shrines of Owari, being built in 1492 with the formal name of Ryuon-Ji. Legend says it was a regular shrine until 1665, when a woman who was unable to breast feed brought her baby and prayed at the temple, miraculously starting to lactate.

Neighbors of the woman appearing in the legend were concerned that the milk she produced lacked in nutrients for her child, given that she was poor and malnourished. They gave her rice in order to help, but as she was a devout person, she offered the rice to the deity at the temple instead of consuming herself. It was then that she started to lactate plenty and richly. From that moment on, rumors spread and women from all places started to come and pray for safe birth giving, abundant lactation, healthy babies, and etc. Of course, some of the ladies would also pray for matters unrelated to maternity, like asking for changing the physical appearance of their bosoms.

On a less amusing note, the temple is the 24th Peregrination Temple (Fudasho) among the Kannon Temples of Owari and was originally built at the Mt. Komaki, allegedly being moved to its current location by orders of Oda Nobunaga. The deity of the temple is Senju Kannon Bosatsu, also known as the bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara, often depicted in statues with tens of arms to symbolize the infinite hands, and/or multiple faces meaning the eleven faces, both gifts from Amithaba.

The Sanmon gate at Mama Kannon
is said to be a structure entirely moved from Kenchuji Temple, the famous Memorial Temple of the Owari Tokugawa Clan, located in the Higashi-Ward of Nagoya-City.
- source : aichi-now.jp/en...


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. Kannon Bosatsu List .

. Anzan Kosodate 安産子育て - all about Children .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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27 Jan 2020

EDO - Koyasan Kaido pilgrim roads


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Koya Kaido pilgrim roads

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Koya Kaido 高野街道 pilgrim roads

. Mount Koya San in Wakayama 高野山 和歌山県 .
- Introduction
Koyasan is a sacred mountain monastery of the Shingon sect of esoteric Buddhism, founded by

. Kukai Kobo Daishi 空海、弘法大師 .



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Various routes are leading to Mount Koyasan. They start either in Kyoto or in Osaka.
Most came together at 河内長野 Kawachi Nagano in Osaka and made the way to the mountain from there.
Another starting point was 橋本市 Hashimoto city in Wakayama.

They were popular pilgrim roads since the Heian period then Kukai founded the monastery.



- - - - - Coming from Kawachi Nagano were
東高野街道 Higashi Koya Kaido
中高野街道 Naka Koya Kaido
下高野街道 Shimo Koya Kaido
西高野街道 Nishi Koya Kaido

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町石道 Choishi michi
京大坂道 Kyo-Osaka michi
勅使坂 Chokushi saka - 三谷坂(ミタニザカ)Mitanizaka slope
黒河道 Kuroko michi

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東高野街道 Higashi Koya Kaido
山城国八幡(京都府八幡市)-洞ヶ峠-河内国田口村(大阪府枚方市)-郡津村(交野市)-中野村(四條畷市)-豊浦村(東大阪市)-楽音寺村(八尾市)-安堂村(柏原市)-国府村(藤井寺市)-誉田村(羽曳野市)-富田林村(富田林市)-長野村(河内長野市)[西高野街道と合流]

中高野街道 Naka Koya Kaido
摂津国平野郷町(大阪市平野区)-西喜連村(平野区)-河内国三宅村(松原市)-黒山村(堺市美原区)-狭山新宿(大阪狭山市)-市村(河内長野市)[西高野街道と合流]

下高野街道 Shimo Koya Kaido
摂津国天王寺村(大阪市天王寺区)-[庚申街道と合流]-田辺村(東住吉区)-河内国高木村(松原市)-小寺村(堺市美原区)-岩室村(大阪狭山市)[西高野街道と合流]

西高野街道 Nishi Koya Kaido
和泉国堺(堺市堺区)-中筋村(堺区)-[竹内街道と重複]-舳松村(堺区)-河内国関茶屋新田(堺市東区)-和泉国福田村(堺市中区)-河内国岩室村(大阪狭山市)-[下高野街道と合流]-茱萸木新田(大阪狭山市)-市村(河内長野市)-[中高野街道と合流]-長野村(河内長野市)[東高野街道と合流]

長野から橋本 from Nagano to Hashimoto
河内国長野村(河内長野市)-烏帽子形城-三日市村(河内長野市)-天見村(河内長野市)-紀見峠-紀伊国橋本(和歌山県橋本市)

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- Detailed introduction to the hiking courses -
. source : nankaikoya.jp/en/tours... .


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Koya nanakuchi kaido 高野七口街道 seven entries to Mount Koyasan




高野山町石道(チョウイシミチ)Choichi michi
九度山駅~上古沢駅・上古沢駅~壇上伽藍・壇上伽藍~御廟
紀伊国橋本(和歌山県橋本市)-明神ヶ田和-わらん谷の赤石-市平橋(九度山町)-市平春日社の大カツラ-旧久保小学校-黒河峠-高野山奥之院(高野町)
also called
麻生津道(おうづみち)Ouzu michi
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黒河道(クロコミチ)Kuroko michi  
橋本駅~高野幹部交番、橋本駅~黒河口女人堂跡

高野街道京大坂道(キョウオオサカミチ)Kyo-Osaka michi
学文路駅~不動坂口女人堂
世界遺産 高野参詣道 不動坂は、高野街道京大坂道のルートマップ上のいろは坂を起点とするルート(地図上では「不動坂ルート」と表記)となります。
紀伊国橋本(和歌山県橋本市)-河根村(九度山町)-不動坂-高野山女人堂(高野町)


熊野古道小辺路(クマノコドウコヘチ)Kohechi
水ヶ峰~三浦口~柳本橋(十津川温泉)・十津川温泉~熊野本宮大社1・十津川温泉~熊野本宮大社2

大峰道(オオミネミチ)Omine michi

有田・龍神道(アリダ・リュウジンミチ)Arida Ryujin michi
はなぞの温泉「花圃の里」~大門・龍神口

相ノ浦道(アイノウラミチ)Ainoura michi

三谷坂(ミタニザカ)Mitanizaka slope / 勅使坂 Chokushisaka slope
妙寺駅~丹生都比売神社
紀伊国橋本(和歌山県橋本市)-三谷村(かつらぎ町)-笠松峠-笠木峠-高野山大門(高野町)



女人道(ニョニンミチ)Nyonin michi - road for women 




はじめての『高野七口と参詣道』入門 Introduction to the seven entries
高野七口再生保存会監修
- reference and many photos : kouyananakuchi.jp... -

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17 Jan 2020

GOKURAKU - Temple Moriyamadera Tomonin

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Moriyamadera Tomonin

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Moriyamadera 東門院 守山寺 Tomon-In, Shiga


滋賀県守山市守山 / 2-2-46 Moriyama, Moriyama city, Shiga Prefecture

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It is said that this temple was founded in 794 by the priest Saicho, the founder of the Tendai sect of Buddhism, as the east gate of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple, which had been constructed 6 years before as the headquarters of the sect. When Emperor Kanmu visited the temple, he named it Hieizan Tomonin Moriyamadera, which means the temple guarding the east gate of Mt. Hiei.
During the Edo period (1603-1868),
the temple was used as the lodge for Joseon Royal Embassies, the Joseon envoys intermittently sent to Tokugawa Shogunate of Japan. In 1986, the main hall and Kuri (the priests' quarters) were burned down by a fire. The statue of Juichimen Kannon (Kannon with 11 faces) housed in the main hall was also destroyed by fire. The main hall was reconstructed and the statue was restored to its original form in 1990.
The statue of Fudo Myoo,
which is the principal object of worship in Goma Hall and survived the fire undamaged, and the five-story stone pagoda in the corner of the precinct are designated as national Important Cultural Properties.
Together with other art objects, they tell us of the temple's 1,200 year history.
- source : nippon-kichi .jp...

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Famous for the statue of Fudo Myo-O in the Goma Hall.
The largest statue in the 近江 Omi region.
Important cultural property.

護摩堂(不動堂)に安置されている半丈六の木造不動明王坐像は近江最大といわれ、
脇侍の二童子と共に国の重要文化財に指定されています。

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shuin 朱印 stamp

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : city.moriyama.lg.jp...

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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -


source : l-plus.jp/m-kannon...
毎月17日・18日 守山観音様の縁日 ritual and fair for Moriyama Kannon
Every month on the 17th and 18th.

毎月17日 門前アート市 Art market, every month on the 17th

毎月18日 まほろば茶論<サロン> Tea rituals, every month on the 18th
Including Zazen, Rakugo story telling, Noh performance, musical performances and more.

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- part of the following Pilgrimages -

近江西国三十三ヶ所霊場第二番札所
Nr. 2 at Omi 33 Kannon temples
- list of the temples -

湖国十一面観音霊場第五番札所
Nr. 5 at Kokoku 11 Kannon temples
- list of the temples -

湖東三十三ヶ所霊場第一番霊場
Nr. 1 at Kohigashi 33 Kannon temples
- list of the temples -

近江湖南二十七名刹霊場第二十三番札所
Nr.23 at Omi Konan 27 temples

びわこ百八霊場第百三番札所
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. Saicho, Dengyo Daishi 伝教大師最澄 (766 - 822) .

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



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12 Dec 2019

GOKURAKU - Priest Zenkai



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Priest Zenkai

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Zenkai 禅海 Priest Zenkai
(?1691 / ?1687 - 1774)
A priest of the 曹洞宗 Soto Zen Sect.
He was the child of 越後国高田藩士 the Lord Takada from Echigo.
His boyhood name was 福原市九郎 Fukuhara Ichikuro.
His full priest name was 真如庵禅海 Shinnyo-An Zenkai.
He became a priest after both his parents had died. He left home and walked around the country.
In 1715 he took the name of Zenkai.
He is known for digging a tunnel in Oita, the Aonodomon in the gorge 耶馬渓 Yabakei.
He stayed at the temple 羅漢寺 Rakan-Ji in Bungo, when he learned about the dangerous route along 青野渡 Aonodo, where people and horses often lost their lives.
He begun to dig a tunnel for a safer passage in this area around 1730, with the permission of
豊前国中津藩主 the Lord of the Nakatsu Domain in Bungo.
With the help of local villagers and other Daimyo from Kyushu the work was completed within about 30 years.

Once it was finished, the villagers took money from the people who used the tunnel, it was the first toll road in Japan.


- photo : wikipedia -

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source and more photos : japanmystery.com/ooita/domon...

This place is mentioned in the famous novel about Zenkai:
Onshu no kanata ni 『恩讐の彼方に』
by Kikuchi Kan 菊池寛 (1888 - 1948)
In the novel the hero is called 了海 Ryokai.



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- 歌川広重 Hiroshige - 青の洞門(あおのどうもん)

Aonodōmon (青の洞門 meaning "blue tunnel")
is a tourist attraction located in the gorge of Yabakei, now part of Nakatsu City, in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.
Legend has it that before the tunnel was built, people had to climb over the cliffs through which the tunnel is built to reach an important local shrine. The path was very dangerous and people regularly fell to their deaths.
During the Edo period, a Buddhist monk named Zenkai, who had committed a murder in his earlier life, decided to build a safe passage for worshipers in order to atone for his crime. Beginning at the age of 49, he dedicated 30 years of his life to digging the 185 metre tunnel by hand, using only a hammer and chisel.
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青の洞門
お静(しず)の夫を殺害した福原市九郎(ふくはら・いちくろう)は、ついには一緒に逃亡していたお静までも殺し、地獄に堕ちて苦しめられる妄想に囚われる。その後、行き倒れた彼を介抱してくれた幼女の優しさに心打たれた市九郎は、自分が死ぬ夢を見て、運命に身をまかせて彷徨い歩く。そして痩せこけて衰弱した市九郎は、かつて彼の運命を予言した僧侶と再会して……!?僧侶となった市九郎が行き着く先とは?「青の洞門」...
数奇な運命に翻弄されながらも"青の洞門"を掘り抜いた僧侶の生涯を、鬼才・ジョージ秋山が大胆に描き上げた歴史大作。通りすがりの僧侶から「おぬしの生涯は不吉な血で染められる」と予告された少年・福原市九郎(ふくはら・いちくろう)。
その後、親友から斬りつけられる夢を見た市九郎は、それが現実になった事に驚愕する。そして母親が何者かに殺される夢を見た市九郎は……!?
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禅海和尚 clay bell of Zenkai
from Oita
source : eonet.ne.jp/~i-kimoto/Furusato...


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米焼酎 25度 禅海 720ml Shochu Shnaps drink
made by 旭酒造 Asahi Shuzo


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The gorge of Yabakei (耶馬渓)
is a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty spanning the municipalities of Kusu and Nakatsu in Ōita Prefecture, Japan.
Located within Yaba-Hita-Hikosan Quasi-National Park, it was selected as one of the 100 Landscapes of Japan during the Shōwa era. Yabakei was formerly the name of a town, but was merged into Nakatsu Municipality in 2005.  According to Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Japan, official confirmed report, in despite the absence of rain, suddenly landslides occurred on the mountain slope, three houses were buried in the place and six person were lives on 11 April 2018.
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- Kokeshi from Oita -


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


................................................................................. Fukui 福井県 
福井市 Fukui city

. ryuutoo 龍燈 / 龍灯 / 竜灯 と伝説 Legends about Ryuto, "Dragon Lantern" .
When 禅海上人 Saint Zenkai arrived near 糸崎浦 Itoizaki inlay on kame 亀 a turtle, the villagers saw a strange light on the sea. When they pulled it out, it was a statue of 観音 Kannon Bosatsu, so they placed the statue in the local temple.


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................................................................................. Oita 大分県 
耶馬渓町 Yabakei town

Kannnon no zo 観音の像 a statue of Kannon Bosatsu
Near the Yabakei gorge lived a woman who always prayed piously to 観音 Kannon Bosatsu.
One day she was almost killed by somebody, but the statue of Kannon appeared and took the deadly cut instead.
Maybe thel priest of the temple made up this story to attract more people . . . anyway . . .

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. Kumohachiman 雲八幡宮 Kumo-Hachiman Shrine at Yabakei .
and the Kappa Festival

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -

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