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15 Jul 2019

GOKURAKU - Hannya Shingyo Sutra


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Hannya Shingyoo 般若心経 Hanya Shingyo Heart Sutra
(はんにゃしんぎょう)

Each letter of the Hanya Sutra is a Buddha in itself.




. 般若心経 Hannya Shinkyo, Hannya Shingyo, Hanya Shinkyo, Hanya shingyo .
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. o-kyoo お経 O-Kyo Sutras .
kigo and Haiku - shakyoo 写経 Shakyo, copying Sutras

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Tenkooji 天光寺 Tenko-Ji
東京都西多摩郡檜原村字本宿801-2 //Motoshuku, Hinohara, Nishitama District, Tokyo


yakuyoke, mayoke 厄除け . 魔除け with Fudo Myo-O 不動尊札
Fudo Myo-O holds the goma no ken 降魔の剣 sword of conquering evil.
So his amulet is especially helpful.
On the back is a script of the Hanya Shikyo Sutra 般若心経.

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

This Sutra is often recited if someone is bewitched or possessed by a fox or Tanuki.

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends キツネ .

. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .

. kori 狐狸と伝説 Legends about fox and Tanuki badger .

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................................................................................. Ehime 愛媛県 
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伊予市 Iyo city

ame no hi 雨の日 a rainy day
Once the road to a temple in Iyo had a landslide and one woman had died in the disaster.
Later another group of women passed this road on a rainy day and suddenly one of them flet her umbrella to become very heavy. She stabbed it with her tsue 杖 walking staff and it became light again, but soon afterwards, it felt heavy. That evening all the women recited the Heart Sutra many times and the woman felt much better.




................................................................................. Hiroshima 広島県 
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宮島町 Miyajima town

. ayakashi あやかし something suspicious .
山の神 the voice of Yamanokami




................................................................................. Kagawa 香川県 
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山本町 Yamamoto cho town

. kanashibari カナシバリ / 金縛り "bound in metal" - unable to move .
bewitched by a fox or badger




................................................................................. Nara 奈良県 
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吉野郡 Yoshino district

. En-no-Gyôja 役行者 En no Gyoja . The Founder of Shugendo
shoojinbutsu 生身仏 a living Buddha
When En no Gyoja was still practising austerities, he climbed 金峰山 Mount Kinpusen in Yoshino and hoped to find a honzon 本尊 Main Deity.
He recited the Heart Sutra for 17 days, when 地蔵菩薩 Jizo Bosatsu showed up. Jizo is a Bosatsu with a most merciful gentle face, but En no Gyoja thought that was not what he needed to bring peace to the world and threw the statue down the valley to the West. This Jizo flew all the way to 大山 Mount Daisen in Tottori and became the honzon 本尊 main statue there.
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fox and Tanuki
If someone walks in the forest and chants the Heart Sutra, he will not be bewitched by a fox or Tanuki.
Even if an ookami 狼 wolf and one chants the Heart Sutra, the wolf will pass by without doing any harm.

. ookami 狼と伝説 Okami, wolf legends .




................................................................................. Oita 大分県 
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. タチアイの風 "tachiai no kaze" wind of the gods .
イキアヒの風 "ikiahi no kaze" or toorigami 通り神 / トホリ神 (通神 kayougami)




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小田郡 Oda district

Once a pious person became bewitched by a fox and called for help to get rid of it. A healer begun to recite the Heart Sutra many times, but it did not help.
So he begun to recite darani 佗羅尼 / 陀羅尼 mantras and performed choobuku 調伏 exorcist rituals until the man was healed.




................................................................................. Saitama 埼玉県 
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蕨市 Warabi city

There is a ritual for the Inari fox deity ((稲荷神 tookami トウカミ).
One man with blindfold eyes sits in the middle, holding a heisoku 幣束 ritual wand.
The people around him are chanting the Heart Sutra without a pause. When the deity has possessed the man, he begins to tremble.
Now they spent the whole night to ask him questions about the future and their good or bad luck. Questions about their fields and the harvest are most frequent.

. Inarigami 稲荷神 Deity to protect silkworms .




................................................................................. Wakayama 和歌山県 
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田辺市 Tanabe city

The great-grandfather of 和田氏 Mister Wada called 熊吉 Kumakichi, went to 栗栖川 Kurisugawa to buy oil and fish. On his way back his luggage begun to get more and more heavy and finally he could not eve move. He thought he was bewitched by a fox and begun to recite the Heart Sutra. Soon he felt better and found his way home.




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A young woman of 27 years, not yet married, was bewitched by a fox.
A priest and his helpers performed exorcist rituals for four and one half hours, but the fox was still there.
Now they begun to recite the Heart Sutra backwards and shot arrows in the four directions. Finally the fox was gone and the woman came back to her senses.


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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
般若心経 - OK
21 心経 (00)

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22 Mar 2019

FUDO - Daishoji Namikiri Fudo Chiba


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Daishooji 大聖寺 Daisho-Ji
Nr. 35 阿舎羅山 - 不動院 - 波切不動尊 Namikiri Fudo
Fudo cutting the waves


Chiba 千葉県
涅槃の道場 Nehan : The fourth round: Nirvana

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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いすみ市大原町大原10676
10676 Ohara, Isumi, Chiba

The temple is in the middle of the Ohara fishing village.
The village is famous for the 大原はだか祭 Ohara Hadaka Naked Festival.

The temple was built in 1248, when a woman diver found a statue of Fudo Myo-O on the bottom of the ocean.
The roof of the Fudo Hall was thatched and is now an important cultural property.

The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.

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source : city.isumi.lg.jp/miryoku...



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shuin 朱印 stamp




- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/dashino_t...



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. Namikiri 浪切不動明王 / 波切り不動 cutting waves .

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

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. Narita Fudo 成田不動尊 .
Temple Shinshooji 新勝寺 Shinsho-Ji

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and talismans from Japan . 

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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15 Mar 2019

FUDO - Isumi Kariya Fudo Chiba

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Isumi Fudo Chiba

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Isumi Fudo Son 夷隅不動尊
Kariya Fudo Son 刈谷不動尊

Nr. 34 幸野山 Sainosan - 宝勝院 Hosho-In

Chiba 千葉県
涅槃の道場 Nehan : The fourth round: Nirvana

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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千葉県夷隅郡夷隅町苅谷307
307 Kariya hamlet, Isumi town, Chiba

The temple was founded in around 1580.
It is located in the kimon 鬼門 inauspicious direction in the North-East of the castle 万喜城 Mangijo / Manki castle of the Daimyo of the Isumi region, 土岐氏 the Toki clan.

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Mangi castle (万木城) is located over Shiroyama hill, one of about 50 meter height in the middle part of current Isumi city at the southeastern part of Boso peninsula. Isumi-gawa river, a large one of the area which flows from nearly south edge of Boso peninsula flows toward north and turns to east at Otaki town toward Pacific Ocean, and castle site is just at the middle of Otaki area and river mouth.
... Origin of Mangi castle
Origin of Mangi castle is unclear along with its master Toki clan, but might be built in the beginning of 16th century. Toki clan was originally a distinguished family which was a branch family of Minamoto clan that later established Kamakura Shogunate and regarded as the leader of Samurai. Toki clan diverged from Minamoto clan in 11th century, then grew their power at their territory Mino province (Gifu prefecture) along with many branch families.
..... Kazusa Toki clan at Mangi castle was a branch family of Toki clan. .....
- source and more : japancastle.jp/2017... -

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In the compound of the temple are other buildings:

bokeyoke Yakushi ぼけ除け薬師
Yakushi to prevent dementia




. boke yoke ボケ除け to prevent dementia .

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- source : facebook Ishii Yasuyuki san


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夷隅郡 Isumi district
Isumi is part of ancient Kazusa Province. During the Edo period, the area was mostly tenryō territory ruled by various hatamoto on behalf of the Tokugawa shogunate. The former town of Isumi was established on April 29, 1955 from the merger of former Kuniyoshi Town with two neighboring villages.
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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Introduction .
 

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. Narita Fudo 成田不動尊 .
Temple Shinshooji 新勝寺 Shinsho-Ji

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and talismans from Japan . 

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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8 Mar 2019

EDO - Minato ward legends


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Legends from Minato ward

. Minato ward 港区 .



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. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. tanuki 狸 - mujina 狢 - racoon dog, badger legends .

tanuki no kai 狸の怪 Tanuki monster
In the third lunar month of 1828 there was an old woman without any relatives working in a home. She fell ill and could not breath.
Soon many Tanuki came to the home, as if to visit the old woman. As the woman got worse, Amida appeared at her side and took her hand.
Then someone saw an old Tanuki come out of the room
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furudanuki 古狸 old Tanuki from Enokizaka slope 榎坂
At Enokizaka lived some soldiers in a rented home. Often someone strange came there at night.
In 1634, on the 15th day of the first lunar month one man hid after pretending to go to bed to see what was happening.
Something wit great sparkling eyes appeared. He caught an old Tanuki, he said!
But people thought that was impossible in the town and the man must have told a lie. The man soon disappeared.

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bakemono 化物 monster
A yoriki 与力 police officer named Kiribuchi lived in a house where a monster had been seen.
- One day a man called 雪飛 Yukihi visited Kiribuchi. He saw a maid-servant running down from the second floor with a pale-green face of fear, saying she had seen a monster upstairs. When Yukihi carefully went upstairs, the dressing table was open and in the mirror he saw something like a monster.
- One day the wife of Kiribuchi called her maid servant. The servant opened the door, kneeling on the floor asking what was the matter. When the wife looked closely, her face looked like a juubako 重箱 food box with many layers. Later they found a deep hole under the floor. After filling this hole the monster did not appear any more.

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butsubatsu 仏罰 Buddha's punishment
On the 28th day of the 8th lunar month in 1680, there was the ritual of painting eyes to the statue of the Gread Buddha of Edo.
They found four nails in the back of the statue and one parishioner wanted to pull them out, but could not do it. He got angry, but now some wood fell down and he got great wounds on four fingers of both hands.

. Tokyo Daibutsu 東京大仏 Great Buddha of Tokyo .
Joorenji 乗蓮寺 Temple Joren-Ji
板橋区赤塚5-28 / 5 Chome-28 Akatsuka, Itabashi ward

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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
Under a tree, a snake had swallowed a child of 4 years. The father of the child followed the snake and came closer. The snake blew a poisonous breath at him and his eyes could not open any more.

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hako 箱 box
One greedy practitioner of Shinto rituals once performed an exorcist ritual for a crazy man and got a box as reward. He was told never to open the box.
When he came home, others had brought him many treasures and he slept among them with his family.
The next morning, all the treasures had become impure.

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hotaru 螢 fireflies
At 蛇池 the Snake Pond at 龍土町 Ryudo district in Edo, someone went to see the fireflies. But there were so many, they overwhelmed him and he run back home in fear.
This happened in other parts of Japan too. This happens if the weeds turn bad at the beginning of summer.
. hotaru 螢 fireflies and Haiku .

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oootoko 大男 O-Otoko, giant
A man named 小島清次郎 Kojima Saijiro once scooped for fish at the river 古川 Furukawa with a friend.
Kojima had his leg and did not go into the river, he stood outside and held the bucket. A giant appeared and hindered him from walking this road. Kojima was a large man himself, so he was not so surprized and passed the giant by his side. When he looked in the bucket later, the four fish were all gone.

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reiken, reigen 霊験 miracle
In the autumn of 1795, an ill man living in 麻生 Asao had a dream. He went near the fox shrine 椙田稲荷 / 杉田稲荷 Sugita Inari, where there lived an old woman who performed purification rituals for him.
He should go to the Inari Shrine, say prayers and rub his ailing stomach. He did as told and was soon healed. As word spread, more people came to pray here and the man distributed clean rice to them. The Shrine became so popular, the Edo government later forbid people to go thear and soon the fad subsided.

Asao ku 麻生区(あさおく)Asao ward
in 川崎市 Kawasaki town (formerly part of Tokyo)
Asao-ku is one of the 7 wards of the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture.

- source : city.kawasaki.jp/en... -

Under the Nara period Ritsuryō system, what is now Kawasaki Ward became part of Tachibana District Musashi Province.
. Kawasaki in the Edo Period along the river Tamagawa 多摩川 .

. Asao Fudo Temple 麻生不動だるま市 Daruma Market .

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yoobo 妖姥 / ヨウボ old monster hag
In the family of a yoriki 与力 police officer a baby had been born. The sanba 産婆 midwife took the baby in her arms and run to the empty nagaya 長屋 long store house.
When the family members run after her and finally got hold of her, she was indeed the midwife.
The old midwife who had taken the baby out of the house had disappeared. But soon after the whole estate went up in fire.



................................................................................. Akasaka 赤坂

. Hikawa Jinja 氷川神社 Akasaka 赤坂 .

Hikawa Myoojin 氷川明神 Hikawa Myojin and 十一面観音Juichimen Kannon
Around 950, a priest named 連林 Renrin from 近江国甲賀郡 Koga came to study to Hikawa.
That night he had a dream. An old man with white hair came to him and told him to dig out something from the ground and venerate it. This would become 守護神 the protector deity of the area.
When Renrin looked around he saw something golden and dug it out. It was 十一面観音 a statue of Kannon with 11 heads. So he built a Shrine and venerated it.
In 1066 there was a gread drought in the Kanto area and people came here to pray for rain. And indeed, it begun to rain soon.

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In Akasaka there lived a stupid kojiki 乞食 beggar called 亀次 Kameji.
After his death, he was reborn in the family of a Daimyo.
When the baby was born, it could not open its hand. Later when it finally opened its hand, the word KAMEJI was written inside.

. kojiki 乞食 beggar / binboonin 貧乏人 Bimbo, "a poor person" .
and Haiku by Kobayashi Issa

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. 赤坂伝馬町 Akasaka Denmacho .
小伝馬町 Kodenmacho and 大伝馬町 Odenmacho district

In Denmacho there was a strange person seen every night, almost like a monster from Ikebukuro.
One evening a man put a piece of paper and a brush outside. When the strange person passed, it stopped and wrote something like a word.




................................................................................. Atago 愛宕

onigawara 鬼瓦 demon roof tiles
At 天徳寺 temple Tentoku-Ji in 愛宕下 Atago-shita there is a demon roof tile with a tokin 兜巾(ときん)Buddhist cap.
Once upon a time, there was a fire and the sparks seemed to set the roof in flames. From this roof tile water begun to spray and the fire was extinguished.

. onigawara 鬼瓦 demon roof tiles .


Tengu wearing a TOKIN.



................................................................................. Azabu 麻布

iseki 異石 a strange stone
There are five different strange stones in Azabu:
麻布に異石が5種類ある。
寒山拾得石像に切られた痕が残っている。
夜久神の石像は願をかけると験が多く、長谷寺の僧の霊夢によって長谷寺に置かれるようになった。
陰陽石が縁結びの願を成就する。
道路に埋った石が願を成就する。
烏帽子形の石に日月の像が現れた。

Nearby was a rock called takaishi 鷹石 "hawk rock".
When the villagers tried to dig it out a long long time ago, there had a mysterious atmosphere about it, but that is lost today.


source : deepazabu.blogspot.com...
鷹石(烏石)Takaishi

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kieta onna 消えた女 a woman vanished
A man named 玉置清吉 Tamaki Seikichi walked along 麻布古川 Azabu Furukawa (old river) in the evening without carrying a lantern. A beautiful woman of about 40 years came walking toward him. He thought this was strange and wanted to let her pass, but the woman stopped to ask him the way. He told her where to go, and the woman did not even answer, but just went on. When he looked back a few moments later, the woman had vanished, but he heard a strange laughter from the river.


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Azabu Ichibei town 麻布市兵衛町

. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
In June 1752, the maid servant of a villager of Azabu Ichibei village was suddenly possessed by a fox. They tried all kinds of exorcism, but nothing helped.
The fox seemed to live in 松平紀伊守様屋敷 the estate of Matsudaira, Governor of Mikawa.
His daughter was from the Inari shrine in the estate of the Lord of Ishikawa 石川近江守様屋敷の稲荷, his wife from the Inari shrine of Sannocho 山王町の稲荷.
So they built a small Inari shrine to honor the fox family and prayed for the protection from fires.

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. unagi うなぎ / 鰻 a crazy eel restaurant owner .



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Azabu Kogaicho 麻布笄町

yashagami 夜叉神 Yasha deity -渋谷金王麿 Shibuya Konnomaru
At Azabu Kogaicho is 長谷寺 the temple Hasedera with a hall for the Yasha deity, 夜叉明王堂 Yasha Myo-O Do.
When Shibuya Shigeie build a castle, he had a stone statue of this deity buried in the Northern corner of the castle.
When later in the Edo period 阿部豊後守の臣安川繁成 Yasukawa Shigenari (1839 - 1906) lived here, he had a well dug out and they found the stone statue.
He kept it close to himself as his protector deity and sometimes saw Konnomaru in his dream, so he enshrined it. Later he had made 鬼の面 a demon mask with a features of Konnomaru.
The story is also told in Kabuki theater.

... Actor Ichikawa Ebizô as Shibuya Konnomaru Masatoshi

金王八幡宮 Konno Hachimangu Shrine
東京都渋谷区渋谷3-5-12 / 3 Chome-5-12 Shibuya



The Shrine was founded by the Shibuya clan in 1092.
河崎基家 Kawasaki Motoie (General of the Heian period), also called 渋谷重家 Shibuya Shigeie.
The Shrine was not destroyed in WWII and still shows the style of the Edo period.
Shinmon gate, Shaden, Haiden, Kaguraden, Homotsuden
- Deity in residence
応神天皇(品陀和気命) Ojin Tenno - Homutawake or Hondawake
15th emperor of Japan

At the end of the Edo period, the temple 澁谷山親王院 東福寺 Shibuyazan Shinno-In Tofuku-Ji was build next to it.
The eldest son of Kawasaki Motoie, 常光 Tsunemitsu, came here to pray.
He thus became an incarnation of the deity 金剛夜叉明王 Konno Yasha Myo-O. He then called himself
金王丸 / 金王麿 Konnomaru, Konno Maro.




................................................................................. Shiba 芝

Shiba Myojin Shrine 芝神明社 / 芝大神宮 Shiba Daijingu / 芝神明 Shiba Shinmei
1 Chome-12-7 Shibadaimon, Minato, Tokyo
In the 9th lunar month of 1005, in 武蔵国日比谷村 Hibiya mura village in Musashi no kuni it begun to rain 幣帛 ritual wands and 大牙 large animal fangs from the clear sky. An oracle said a Shrine should be built here. This is the beginning of prestigious Shiba Myojin Shrine.

. Shiba Daijinguu 芝大神宮 Shiba Daijingu Shrine .

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. Zoojooji, Zōjō-ji 増上寺 Temple Zojo-Ji .
the family temple of the Tokugawa family - with some legends below
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choozubachi 手水鉢 hand-wash basin
The hand-wash basin of the temple was made from a special stone. Even after many years the water never got dirty.
Come too much rain or drought, the water level always stayed the same.

source : db.nichibun.ac.jp/ja...
water-tank at Shiba, with its monolith columns, on the tops of which festooned drapery in colours and gold is painted...
(Dresser, Christopher, 1834-1904)
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dochuu no fugu 土中の河豚 a Fugu blowfish in the earth
On the 17th day of the second lunar month in 1725 during the construction of a new building at Zojo-Ji they found a very large living fugu 河豚 puffer fish in the ground!
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. kitsune densetsu 狐と伝説 fox legends .
A young priest living in a dormitory at Zojo-Ji was bewitched by a fox and began moving like a woman. He told the head of the dormitory that he had lived in a small sanctuary in the park, but when the head of the dormitory destroyed the sanctuary, he had lost his home. Now he wanted a new 祠 sanctuary shrine.
The headmaster found out that many years ago there was someone called 花崎 Hanazaki, so he had a shrine built with a torii gate and called it
Hanazaki-sha 花崎社 Hanazaki Shrine.
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In the dormitory there was a small sancturay for a fox. The priests came here to have rituals and make offerings there on special days. Once after the offerings, a priest came to the dormitory door the next morning where he saw an ols man wearkng an eboshi 烏帽子 ritual cap asking for a favor. He had lived in the sanctuary for a long time, but now a new sanctuary for 弁天 Benten was putting shadow on his place and he wanted it to be relocated.
When the priest reported this to the head of the dormitory. The head found out that the priest making the offerings had in fact thought of Benten to grant him a wish. Anyway, they relocated the sanctuary and the man wearing the ritual cap came back to express his gratitude.
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. nekomata 猫また monster cat Yokai .
Around 1700 in a side-temple of Zojo-Ji called 徳水院 Tokuzui-In there lived 赤猫 a red cat. Once the cat was running after a mouse when it fell from the ceiling and called the prayer out
南無三宝 Namu Sanbo for help. People thought it might be a cat monster, but the animal disappeared soon after.
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. Onyo 音誉聖観上人 Saint Onyo Shokan Shonin .
音誉上人自ら火車に乗る Onyo Shonin riding the kasha 火車 "burning chariot"
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. Ryogaku 了学上人 Saint Ryogaku Shonin (1549 - 1634) .


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Shiba Tamachi 芝田町

. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .
In the eighth district of Tamachi lived a woman who had hated her husband. When she died they found a large dead serpent under her futon 蒲団 matres. The husband threw the serpent into the sea, but it came back to life and was back at the home before the husband returned.
After the official 49 days of mourning for his wife he got himself a new wife. But this woman fled the house the next morning.
One can only wonder what terrible thing happened in the house that night !

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FUDO - Takatsuka Fudo Chiba


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Takatsuka Fudo Son 高塚不動尊
Nr. 33 妙高山 Myokosan - 大聖院 Daisho-In

Chiba 千葉県
涅槃の道場 Nehan : The fourth round: Nirvana

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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大聖院 Daisho-In

安房郡千倉町大川817
Chiba, Minamibōsō-shi, Chikurachō Ōkawa

The temple was founded by 良弁僧正 Saint Roben. He also carved the statue of Fudo Myo-O.
The temple is well visited by the local fishermen to pray for a good catch.

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A statue at the roadside. 前不動
For those who could not walk up to the main Fudo Hall on the mountain.
Mount Takatsukayama 高塚山 is only 168 m high.

The main Fudo in the Fudo Hall is a secret statue.



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omamori お守り amulet

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Mount Takatsukayama 高塚山 is only 216 m high.





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The temple is mentioned in a book:


The Sea and the Sacred in Japan: Aspects of Maritime Religion
edited by Fabio Rambelli

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

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. Narita Fudo 成田不動尊 .
Temple Shinshooji 新勝寺 Shinsho-Ji

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and talismans from Japan . 

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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28 Feb 2019

FUDO - Iwatsuki Fudo Saitama


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Iwatsuki Fudo 岩槻不動 - 岩槻大師 Iwatsuki Daishi
Nr. 31 光岩山 - 釈迦院 Shaka-In -
彌勒密寺 Mirokumitsu-Ji


Saitama 埼玉県
菩提の道場 Bodai : The third round: Enlightenment

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
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埼玉県さいたま市岩槻区本町2丁目7-35
2 Chome-7-35 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama

The temple belongs to the Shingon sect. It was founded in 774.
The main statue is 大聖不動明王 Daisho Fudo Myo-O, surrounded by four other Myo-O, together the
五大明王 Godai Myo-O - Five great Myo-O Statues
降三世明王 Gozanze, 軍荼利明王 Gundari, 大威徳明王 Daiitoku,
金剛夜叉明王 Kongo Yasha

It is said that Kobo Daishi made these five statues himself.

In the compound is a path for
. O-Sunafumi Henro pilgrims お砂ふみ遍路 .
walking on the sacred sand



. Godai Myo-O 五大明王 Five Great Myo-O .


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Kita-In Yakuyoke Fudo Son
. 喜多院 Kita-In Kawagoe Betsu-In .

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

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- while we are in Iwatsuki -

. Iwatsuki negi 岩槻葱 leek from Iwatsuki .
It has been out of use for many years but now revived by some diligent farmers. It is a special leek with 10 to 20 stems growing from the same stem. The white stems are about 20 cm long, and the soft green leaves are also eaten. It tasts rather sweet when cut fresh and put on a grill, the whole white and green plant.

The town uses this leek to revitaize the region,
"negiwai no machi" 「ぶらり岩槻観光『ねぎわい』マップ」.
(negiwai is a pun with nigiwai 賑わい bustling, being busy)




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. Narita Fudo 成田不動尊 .
Temple Shinshooji 新勝寺 Shinsho-Ji

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21 Feb 2019

FUDO - Koke Moss Fudo Saitama


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Koke Fudoo 苔不動明王 Moss Fudo
Nr. 29 不動山洞昌院 Fudosan Tosho-In

Saitama 埼玉県
菩提の道場 Bodai : The third round: Enlightenment

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
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県秩父郡長瀞町野上下郷2868
868 Nogami Shimogo, Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama

Also called
hagi no tera 萩の寺 Bush Clover Temple.


The temple dates back to the Mid-Heian period and the statue of Fudo Myo-O was made by 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi himself.
In the back of the temple is 不動山 Mount Fudosan with a rock full of moss, which appeared to look like Fudo and his two disciples, hence the name
苔不動尊 Moss Fudo


roku Jizoo 六地蔵 six Jizo Bosatsu statues


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- source : ameblo.jp/takachinchinchin...


Fudoyama 不動山 Mount Fudo
549 m / Fudō Yama

埼玉県本庄市の不動山


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. mizukake Fudo 水掛不動明王 throwing water on Fudo .
at 法善寺 Hozen-Ji - all covered in moss


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

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. Narita Fudo 成田不動尊 .
Temple Shinshooji 新勝寺 Shinsho-Ji

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. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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2 Jan 2019

GOKURAKU - Kanimanji temple


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Kanimanji 蟹満寺 Kaniman-Ji, Kyoto "Crab Temple"
Kani-Manji



京都府木津川市山城町綺田(かばた) / Hama-36 Yamashirocho Kabata, Kizugawa, Kyoto

The temple houses one of the four great seated bronze Buddha statues.



The statue is 2.403m high. It is made of 金銅 gilt bronze and weighs about 2 tons.
It was made maybe even before the 奈良時代 Nara period. It is one of the four bronze statues.
The other three statues from the same period are
丈六金銅仏は飛鳥大仏 Asuka Daibutsu
興福寺仏頭 Kofukuji
薬師如来坐像 Shaka Nyorai

The temple used to have a large compound in the Nara period, but now only the main hall with the statue is left, surrounded by the village.

Not related to the statue is the founding legend of the crabs killing a serpent.



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Founded before the Nara period and located in the Yamashiro area of Kyoto prefecture, Kaniman-ji Temple is known for its magnificent 2.67 meter bronze sculpture of Shaka Nyorai.
The temple's founding legend tells of a broken promise and a snake that was killed by crabs.


Carving of a crab and snake on the side of the Kannon-do at Kanimanji Temple.
- source : taleofgenji.org...


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omamori お守り crab amulet

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木津川市 Kizugawa city 山城町 Yamashiro town

Once upon a time
there was a very beautiful young girl. Once the villagers had captured a lot of crabs and wanted to eat them. The girl took pity on the animals and exchanged them for fish to save them.
The next day the father of the girl saw a snake trying to swallow a toad. The snake said it would let go of the toad if he gave his daughter in exchange. He agreed.
So the snake let go of the toad.
That night a young man came to the home, saying he wanted to keep the promise of the day. Father said he had not talked to his daughter about it and sent him away.
When the daughter learned of the promise, she sat in front of the Buddhist family altar and began reciting the Sutra scriptures.

A serpent came into the room and when the villagers opened the door next morning, the girl was safe.
The serpent had been bitten to death by hundreds of crabs.
The villagers built a temple to honor this event, the 蟹満寺 Kaniman-Ji.



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相楽郡 Soraku district 棚倉村 Tanakura village

The same story as above is told about a seven-year old girl and the serpent trying to eat a frog.

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. hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents .

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