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12 Dec 2017

GOKURAKU - Yakushi and oni Demons Legends


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Yakushi Nyorai and Oni Demon legends 薬師如来と鬼伝説


source : イスム谷中店 twitter


Yakushi with the lantern-carrying demons
. 天燈鬼 Tentoki and 龍燈鬼 Ryutoki .


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


............................................................................ Aichi 愛知県
名古屋市 Nagoya 熱田区 Atsuta

. 高蔵不動院 Takakura Fudo-In .
"Festival of the Demons of Yakushi Nyorai 大薬師の鬼祭"





............................................................................ Mie 三重県
熊野市 Kumano

The samurai 小栗判官 Oguri Hangan had been given poison by his enemies and turned almost into a gaki 餓鬼 hungry demon. Yakushi Nyorai appeared in his dream and told him to go to Yunomine Hot Spring to be healed.

. Oguri Hangan 小栗判官 Legends .
Yunomine Onsen 湯の峰温泉 and Oguri Hangan - 和歌山県 Wakayama



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Shichibutsu Yakushi 七仏薬師 Seven Yakushi Statues


............................................................................ Kyoto 京都府
与謝郡 Yosa district 野田川町 Nodagawa

muchi yakushi 鞭薬師 "whip Yakushi"
麻呂子親王 Prince Maroko Shinno carved seven statues of Yakushi Nyorai and offered them to 天照大神 Amaterasu Omikami with the prayer of help to drive out the Demons of the Oeyama region.
A white dog 白い犬 showed him a cave where he could carve the statues.
The third son of 用明天皇 Emperor Yomei (518 - 587), 金丸親王 Prince Kanemaru Shinno, is also known as
麻呂子親王 Prince Maroko Shinno or 当麻皇子 Prince Taima no Miko.
Many legends about this prince are found in the region of 福知山 Fukuchiyama.
Some are related to 吉田氏 the family Yoshida which is now known as 鞭氏 Muchi family.

After carving the statues he was powerful enough to drive out the 鬼神 Kijin Demons.
The demons hid in a cave called

鬼の岩屋 Oni no Iwaya.

Maroko had victory over the three demons at 大江山 Mount Oeyama:
英胡 Eiko, 軽足 Karuashi and 土熊 Tsuchiguma

The three demons 英胡 Eiko, 軽足 Karuashi and 土熊 Tsuchiguma
They lived with their subordinate Demons in the region of Fukuchiyama.
Two of these three, Eido and Karuashi, had been captured and almost killed by the army of Maroko.
Tsuchiguma had been captured alive. He came forth and asked for all Oni to be pardoned.
Prince Maroko had one condition:
"You have to build seven temples, for each of the seven statues of Yakushi Nyorai, in one night!"
The Oni had no difficulty in building these temples and where then banned to
立岩 Tateiwa, a huge boulder at the end of 丹後半島 Tango Peninsula.




The old Temple 無量寺 Muryo-Ji has kept written documents of these events.
京都府福知山市字筈巻963 / 963 Hazumaki, Fukuchiyama-shi, Kyōto

At 雲原 Kumohara there is a valley called 仏谷 Hotokedani, where Prince Maroko prayed for power to drive out the Oni and carved the seven Yakushi statues.
Other temples in Fukuchiyama with legends about Prince Maroko are
長安寺 Choan-Ji / 577 Okunobe, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto
and
願来寺 Ganrai-Ji / 794, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto

The three Oni may be related to the three elements 「火」fire 「風」wind and 「水」water -
necessary elements for the production of iron with tatara bellows, and thus have been sword smiths.
Maybe this is also the reason why Maroko is called 金丸親王 Kanemaru or 金屋皇子 Kanaya (metal hut) in this region.

The Chinese character 胡 in the name of demon 英胡 Eiko might be related to the 胡族 Ko clan from China, famous for their metal making technology.
Other place names in Fukuchiyama which might be related to metal manufacturing are
魔谷 Matani "Devil's valley"(大江町北原)
and
火の谷 Hinotani (valley of fire) - 福知山市天座


. Ooeyama Oni Densestu 大江山鬼伝説 Demon Legend of Mount Oeyama .
related to Saka Doji 酒呑童子 a Sake Yokai Monster .
Shuten-dōji 酒呑童子 Shuten Doji 酒顛童子, 酒天童子, or 朱点童子

. Takadono tatara 高殿鑪 Metal making in ancient Japan .

. kishin, kijin, onigami 鬼神の伝説 Oni Deity Demon Legends .


- The Three Legends of Defeating the Oni in Mt. Oe
Prince Maroko - Shuten Doji - Hikoimasu no Kimi and the demon 玖賀耳之御笠 Kugamimi no Mikasa
- source : city.fukuchiyama.kyoto.jp/event... PDF file -


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Emperor Yōmei 用明天皇 (Yōmei-tennō, 518 – 21 May 587)

was the 31st Emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Yōmei's reign spanned the years from 585 until his death in 587.
..... Because of the brevity of his reign, Emperor Yōmei was not responsible for any radical changes in policy, but his support of Buddhism created tension with supporters of Shintoism who opposed its introduction. .....
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丹後の七仏薬師 Seven Yakushi Temples of Tango
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七薬師伝説 The seven temples with Yakushi Legends

1 - 施薬寺 Seyaku-Ji -- 善名称吉祥王如来 
1369 Taki, Yosano, Yosa District, Kyoto (与謝野町) ・桓武天皇勅願所、旧根本寺

2 - 清園寺 Seion-Ji -- 宝月智源光音自在王如来
(福知山市大江町) - 略縁起と縁起絵は府の指定文化財

3 - 元興寺 Gango-Ji -- 金色宝玉如来
(京丹後市丹後町) 竹野郡 Takeno district

4 - 神宮寺 Jingu-Ji -- 無憂寂勝吉祥如来
(京丹後市丹後町)・・麻呂子親王のものと伝わる墓がある

5 - 等楽寺 Toraku-Ji -- 法界雷音如来
(京丹後市弥栄町) Yasakacho Torakuji, Kyōtango

6 - 成願寺 Jogan-Ji -- 法界勝恵遊戯神通如来
(宮津市) Miyazu city

7 - 多禰寺 Tane-Ji -- 薬師瑠璃光如来
(舞鶴市) 346 Taneji, Maizuru, Kyoto
用明天皇勅願所 Built on request of Yomei Tenno
西国薬師第三十番霊場 Nr. 32 of the Saikoku Pilgrimage to Yakushi Temples


There are other temples claiming to be related to the seven Yakushi statues

円頓寺 Endo-Ji (京丹後市久美浜町 Tango Kumihamacho)
月光寺 Gekko-Ji (廃寺 not existant any more, 、京丹後市大宮町 Tango, Omiya)

- reference source : hirase.sakura.ne.jp/s1/oni -


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Busshoji 仏性寺 Bussho-Ji, now 如来院 Nyorai-In
in 大江町 Oe-cho village. It is close to the Oni no Koryu Hakubutsukan 鬼の交流博物館 Demon Museum.
Hidden in the statue of Yakushi Nyorai is a small statue said to be Maroko himself.
The name of the temple is also 鎌鞭山 Kamamuchizan - referring to the event when Maroko made offerings of the weapons used to capture the demons:
kama 鎌 sickle and muchi 鞭 whip

The name of the temple derives from Bussho-Ji of 高野山真言宗如来院 Nyorai-In at Mount Koyasan.
It is also famous for the legends of Minamoto no Yorimitsu driving out the demons of 大江山 Mount Oeyama.
There is also the
. Onigajaya, Oni-Ga-Chaya 鬼ヶ茶屋 Tea stall of the Demons .

After 1916, 黄銅鉱・磁硫鉄鉱 various metals like brass and pyrrhotite iron were found in the region.

. 源頼光と坂田金時 Minamoto Yorimitsu and Sakata Kintoki .


. Inage 稲毛七霊場 - Seven Yakushi Temples in Yokohama and Kawasaki .

. Akamon Shichibutsu Yakushi Do Hall 赤門七佛薬師堂 .

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shichibutsu Yakushi 七仏薬師 / 七佛薬師 Seven Yakushi statues - the Aura of Seven

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Lit. seven Buddhas of healing.
Seven manifestations of Yakushi 薬師 or the Master of Healing, said to reside in realms to the east of our world.
They were thought to be efficacious in appeasing the revengeful spirits of fallen political figures implicated in social calamities.
The names in Japanese are as follows (in order of progressive distance from our world):
Zenmyoushou kichijouou 善名称吉祥王, Hougatsu chigon kouon jizaiou 宝月智厳光音自在王, Konjiki houkou myougyou jouju 金色宝光妙行成就, Muyu saishou kichijou 無憂最勝吉祥, Hokkai raion 法海雷音, Hokkai shoue yuge jinzuu 法海勝彗遊戯神通, and Yakushi rurikou 薬師瑠璃光 (this last corresponding to the full name of Yakushi).
First mentioned in the fourth and latest extant Chinese translation in 707 of the YAKUSHIKYOU 薬師経 (Sk:Bhaisajyaguru-sutra, or Scripture of the Master of Healing) a text devoted to the cult of the Buddha Yakushi. In Japan they are represented either by seven independent images or, more frequently, by six or seven figurines attached to the halo of Yakushi sculptures. Popularity and worship of the Seven peaked in the late 8c and 9c.
Today the ritual service dedicated to them Shichibutsu Yakushi-no-hou 七仏薬師の法; first recorded to have been performed by Tendai prelate Ennin 円仁 in 850 survives only in the Tendai 天台 sect, where it is counted as one of the four major rituals shika daihou 四箇大法 of the "Mountain School" Sanmon 山門 or Mt. Hiei 比叡 branch.
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source : The Sumitomo Foundation.

The central statue is 128.1cm, the ones to the right and left are 84.4 - 88.4cm
Made from katsura カツラ / 桂 Japanese Judas tree, Cercidiphyllum japonicum.
They are in the temple hall 赤沢薬師堂 Akazawa Yakushi-Do, Iwate.
They date back to the Heian period and the 藤原氏 Fujiwara clan in Hiraizumi.

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- reference source : matumushidera -

Matsumushidera 松虫寺 Matsumushi Temple
千葉県印西市松虫 / Matsumushi, Inzai, Chiba 270-1602
Its statue is 七仏薬師 瑠璃光如来 Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai.

松虫姫伝説 - Legend of Princess Matsumushi

The temple has been founded in 745 on request of 聖武天皇 Emperor Shomu Tenno by 僧行基 Priest Gyoki Bosatsu.


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. Yakushi Nyorai - - by Gabi Greve .

Shichibutsu Yakushi 七仏薬師 Sieben Yakushi-Statuen
In der Tendai-Sekte gibt es eine Form der Verehrung des Yakushi in seinen sieben Inkarnationen ( 七仏薬師法 Shichibutsu Yakushiho). Dabei bitten die Gläubigen vor allen Dingen um Heilung von Krankheiten und um eine leichte Geburt.



Eine große und sechs kleine einzelne Statuen des Yakushi Nyorai mit jeweils sieben kleinen Verkörperungen im Nimbus. Entsprechend dem Sutra der sieben Yakushi-Buddhas (Shichibutsu Yakushikyoo).
Diese Stauten werden bei Fürbitten für die Heilung von Krankheiten und um einfache Geburt besonders angebetet.
Diese sieben Figuren haben dann als Inkarnationen des Yakushi eigene Bezeichnungen :



1 Zenmyooshoo Kichijoooo Nyorai 善名称吉祥王如来 Zenmyosho Kichijo-o Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is A - 梵字:ア
The name of his paradise is 光勝国.




2 Hoogetsu Chigonkoo Onjizaioo Nyorai 宝月智厳光音自在王如来 Hogetsu chigonko Oniizaio Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is RA - 梵字:ラ
The name of his paradise is 妙宝国.




3 Konjiki Hookoo Myoogyoojooju Nyorai  金色宝光妙行成就王如来 Konjiki Hoko Myogyo Joju Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is BAA - 梵字:バー
The name of his paradise is 円満香積国.




4 Muyuu Saishoo Kichijoo Nyorai  無憂最勝吉祥王如来 Muyu Saisho Kichijo Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is SHIRA - 梵字:シラ
The name of his paradise is 無憂国.




5 Hookai Raion Nyorai  法海雷音如来 Hokai Raion Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is DAA - 梵字:ダー
The name of his paradise is 法幢国.




6 Hookai Shooe Yuugijintsuu Nyorai 法海勝慧遊戯神通如来 Hokai Shoe Yugi Jintsu Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is A - 梵字:ア
The name of his paradise is 善住法海国.




7 Yakushi Rurikoo Nyorai  薬師琉璃光如来 Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai
His Sanskrit letter is BEI - 梵字:ベイ
The name of his paradise is 浄瑠璃国.


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22 Nov 2017

GOKURAKU - Yakushi and Tengu



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Yakushi Nyorai and Tengu Legends 薬師と天狗伝説

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


. Temple Yakuo-In 薬王院 .
At Mount Takao-san 高尾山 in Tokyo Yakushi is venerated, and so are the Tengu.
The Izuna Daigongen deity at Mount Takao used to be called
飯縄不動尊 Izuna Fudo Son




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. Folktales, legends about Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 / お薬師様 / お薬師さん .


................................................................................. Aichi 愛知県
北設楽郡 Kita-Shitara district 本郷町 Hongo

kamikakushi 神かくし spirited away
A boy born with 生来痴鈍 an intelligence defect left home for a walk when he was about 15 or 16 years and did not come back in the evening.
Next morning when he came home, he said he had been in the mountains and played with Yakushi Nyorai and some Tengu.




................................................................................. Iwate 岩手県
平泉町 Hiraizumi

Karasu Tengu 烏天狗
In the 中尊寺薬師堂 Yakushi Hall of temple Chuson-Ji there is 頭蓋骨 a skull of a 鳥天狗 Karasu Tengu in the treasure hall.




................................................................................. Kyoto 京都府
中京区 Nakagyo

tengu no tsume 天狗の爪 nail of a Tengu
Since about 1715, at the temple 丹州国分寺 Kokubun^Ji in 丹州 anshu (the Tango/Tanba region) they show a statue of Yakushi Nyorai and also the nails of a Tengu.

. tengu no tsume 天狗の爪 tengutsume 天狗爪 nails of a Tengu .





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下伊那郡 Shimo-Ina district 上村 Kamimura

Tengu sama 天狗様
Once a family prayed to Tengu sama to have children - and what do you know, next morning a baby was sleeping at their front door.
They took it in as their own child and loved it dearly. But they were quite busy with other things and the child died when it was just 4 years.
Now the family thought this was the punishment, because they did not care properly for the child of a Tengu.
They begun to venerate it as 薬師平の三倉の明神 the Deity of Mikura of Yakushidaira.

Yakushi-Daira 薬師平 Yakushi Daira "Yakushi Plain"

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下伊那郡 Shimo-Ina district 高森町 Takamori

Guhin sama 狗賓様 - 稚児石 Chigoishi stone
At the river 小田沢川 Odakozawagawa there is a boulder called Chigoishi 稚児石 "Stone of a Child".
It is said if you rub a Daikon radish on the stone when it rains there will be blood flowing from it.
On the 8th day of the 4th lunar month during お薬師祭り the festival of Yakushi there is chigo mai 稚児舞 a dance of children. To be selected as a child to participate is a great honor but also a danger, because if the child makes a mistake during this dance, it will have bad luck.
Once a child took a wrong step and Guhin sama grabbed the child and flew away with it. He sat on a huge boulder at Odakozawagawa and ate most of the child.
The rest he took to river 片桐松川 Katakirimatsukawa and ate it.
Since then the dance of the children was stopped.


. Gubin, kuhin 狗賓 / グヒンサマ Guhin Sama Tengu "Wolf Guest" .




................................................................................. Shiga 滋賀県
甲賀郡 Koka district 信楽町 Shigaraki

In Shigaraki town there is a 不動寺 Fudo Temple.
Once a man went missing there and people got out with drums and bells to look for him. They found him dead leaning on a tree on the Ise Road near the Ishi Yakushi stone 石薬師伊勢道. This must have been the doings of a Tengu.




Fudooji 不動寺 Fudo-Ji
滋賀県甲賀市信楽町黄瀬2843-2 / Shigaraki, Kinose


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GOKURAKU - Yakushi and Fudo Legends



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Yakushi Nyorai and Fudo Myo-O legends 薬師と不動 伝説

. Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
- Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja .





Fudo Myo-O, carved by 西村公朝 Nishimura Kocho in 1975
in a keya tree (Torreya nucifera)

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長野県史 民俗編 南信地方 ことばと伝承 -Nagano
8 観音・薬師・地蔵・不動の伝説 :(2)薬師の伝説
長野県史刊行会




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............................................................................ Aichi 愛知県
名古屋市 熱田区 - Nagoya Atsuta

. 高蔵不動院 Takakura Fudo-In .
"Festival of the Demons of Yakushi Nyorai 大薬師の鬼祭".



............................................................................ Shiga 滋賀県

. 不動寺 Fudo Temple .
the Ise Road near the Ishi Yakushi stone 石薬師伊勢道



............................................................................ Nagano 長野県

. Fudo Son 不動尊 at 経平 Tsunehira .

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source : vill.omi.nagano.jp/history

Statue of Yakushi Nyorai, Statue 147 cm, All is 387.9 cm.

福満寺 Fukuman-Ji
長野県東筑摩郡麻績村山寺 / Yamadera Hi, Omi-mura, Higashichikuma-gun, Nagano

This secret statue was shown once every 50 years. Some people who have tried to get a look at it during other times have been heavenly punished with eye disease.
After a repair in 1947 the statue is now shown every second year on the 31 of December and on the 3rd of May.
The statue was made by Ennin in the year 849, when he traveled in Tohoku. He also carved 日光・月光菩薩 Nikko and Gakko Bosatsu, 四天王 Shitenno and 十二神将 Juni Shinsho.
He added a letter with his wishes for the prosperity of the region
「我いま、仏勅(ぶっちょく)を奉じて薬師如来を安置し奉る、日々に鎮護国家・五穀豊穣・除災招福の秘法を修して霊験利生(れいげんりしょう)を得せしめよ」

. Ennin - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 / 慈覺大師 .
(794 – 864)


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Posted By Gabi Greve to Gokuraku - Jigoku on 11/22/2017 09:20:00 am

29 Jul 2016

TEMPLES - Iyo Yakushi Pilgrimage

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Iyo 12 Yakushi Temples, Shikoku 伊予十二薬師霊場

This pilgrimage was created about 30 years ago for Yakushi Temples around Matsuyama castle in the directions of the 12 zodiac animals. With a car or bus they can be visited in one day.



01 - 東林寺 Torin-Ji - Nezumi 子(ね)
02 - 医座寺 - Ushi 丑(うし)
03 - 蓮華寺 - I 亥(い)
04 - 西法寺 - Tora 寅(とら)
05 - 正観寺 - U 卯(う)
06 - 香積寺 - Tatsu 辰(たつ)
07 - 長隆寺 - Mi 巳(み)
08 - 雲門寺 - Uma 午(うま)
09 - 金蓮寺 - Saru 申(さる)
10 - 長楽寺 - Tori 酉(とり)
11 - 浄明寺 - Inu 戌(いぬ)
12 - 薬師寺 - Yakushi-ji - Hitsuji 未(ひつじ)

A pilgrimage to the 12 zodiac animals.

There are 12 zodiac animals, also representing one of the heavenly directions.

. ne 子 (nezumi 鼠) Rat (mouse)
. ushi 丑 Ox (cow, bull) .
. tora 寅 Tiger .
. u (usagi) 卯 Rabbit .
. tatsu 辰 Dragon .
. mi (hebi) 巳 Snake, Serpent .
. uma 午 Horse .
. mi (hitsuji) 未 Ram (sheep) .
. saru 申 Monkey .
. tori 酉 Rooster (chicken, cock) .
. inu 戌 Dog .
. i (inoshishi) 亥 Boar (wild boar) .

. 干支霊場 Pilgrimages to 12 Zodiac Animals Temples .
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The Seven Yakushi Temples of Iyo 伊予七薬師霊場
founded by
. Gyooki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu . (668 - 749)
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01 - Toorinji 東林寺 Torin-Ji
松山市福角町甲645 / Matsuyama




shuin 朱印 stamp

yakuyoke Yakushi 厄除け薬師

- Homepage of the temple
- source : fudasho.web.fc2.com/1ban/iyo

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02 小谷山医座寺 Iza-Ji
愛媛県松山市東大栗町甲656 / 656 Higashioguricho, Matsuyama, Ehime


Shusse Yakushi 出世薬師 for a good career
The letters of this huge stone memorial were carved according to the writings of 伝教大師最澄聖人 Dengyo Daishi, the founder of the Tendai sect.
On the ground is a memorial with sand from all the Yakushi temples of the Henro pilgrimage to 88 temples in Shikoku.
There are also stones from the 中国天台山 Chinese Tendai Temple and from インドの仏跡 Buddha relics of India.

This temple has been founded by Gyoki Bosatsu in 706.
In 829 the honorable priest Koojoo 別当大師光定 Betto Daishi Kojo (779 - 858) of 伊予の国風早 Kazahaya made it to a temple of the Tendai sect, with a tradition of 1300 years burning the light of the Buddhist Law.

The temple is about 5 km away from 堀江町 Horie villlage.
The villagers call this temple.
おおぐりのおやくしさん Ooguri no O-Yakushi San.

Once upon a time in a village of the 医座山(白山) "White Mountain" there was 一位木(あららぎ) a sacred Araragi tree. The tree was so huge it made a large shadow on the nearby fields and the farmers asked Gyoki for help. So he felled the tree. To appease the spirit of the tree he then carved seven statues of Yakushi Nyorai and placed them in seven temples, which he founded in Iyo.
伊予七薬師霊場 The Seven Yakushi Temples of Iyo.

医座寺 Iza-Ji / 十輪寺 Jurin-Ji / 03 蓮華寺 Renge-Ji / 安養寺 Anyo-Ji / 05 正観寺 Shokan-Ji / 08 雲門寺 Unmon-Ji / 西光寺 Saiko-Ji

安養寺 is now known as 石手寺 Ishite-Ji.
The 12 Yakushi Temples of Iyo were later added as a pilgrimage.

- Homepage of the temple
- source : izaji.jp/en_index -


. Shusse Yakushi 出世薬師 .  *

. ichii, araragi 一位 yew tree, Taxus baccata .
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Kinoyama Jinja 木野山神社 Shrine Kinoyama
愛媛県松山市東大栗町

Deities in residence
素盞鳴命 Susano no Mikoto / 大山積命 Oyamatsumi no Mikoto



This shrine is located int he back mountain of Iza-Ji, whereas the temple is located at its foot. The mountain was named 医座山 Izayama or 白山 Hakusan "White Mountain" (since salt was found there.)

- reference : makild.exblog.jp-

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03 室岡山蓮華寺 Renge-Ji
愛媛県松山市谷町257 / 室岡山 Shikkoozan Rengeji / Murookayama Rengeji



On the 17th day of the 6th lunar month in 743, the bright light of Yakushi was seen over the mountain. Since Gyoki was there on his pilgrimage, he founded the temple
The present main hall has been re-constructed in 1674.

- Chant of the temple
信あれば病はなおる蓮華寺 るりのくすりを 与えまします

松山新四国88霊場、四国88霊場番外
extra Fudasho on the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 88 Holy Sites in Matsuyama

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04 Saihooji 大楽山西法寺 Saiho-Ji
松山市下伊台町

薬師如来(伝教大師作) Statue of Yakushi Nyorai carved by Dengyo Daishi
. Saicho, Dengyo Daishi 伝教大師最澄 (766-822) .

The temple is located between Dogo Onsen and 奥道後温泉 Oku Dogo Onsen in a small valley.




usuzumizakura, usuzumi-zakura 薄墨桜 "light black Cherry blossoms"
"pale grey cherry blossom"
This famous cherry tree has been in the compound of the temple since the Asuka period.
- reference : userweb.shikoku.ne.jp/usuzum -

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Usuzumi yokan (sweet bean jelly)



This yokan has green tea flavor and its elegant sweetness. Usuzumi yokan was named after the Usuzumi cherry blossoms at Saiho-ji Temple in Matsuyama. The white beans in the jelly colored like a dark green leaf reminds you of the petals of the cherry blossom. This yokan is said to have originated in 1874 and has been awarded many prizes and is one of the famous confections in the nation.
- source : city.matsuyama.ehime.jp -

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05 Onoyama Shookannji 小野山正観寺 Shokan-Ji
松山市北梅本町 1745 / 1745 Kitaumemotomachi, Matsuyama

小野薬師 Onoyama Yakushi
It used to be one of the 伊予七薬師 Seven Yakushi of Iyo and was then called
Yamada Yakushi 山田薬師


- reference and more photos : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/hshi2921 -

The temple was founded by Gyoki Bosatsu about 1200 years ago.
It was located differently, but Lord 河野通廣 Kono Michihiro (? - 1263) had it rebuilt in its present location.
Now people have a festival on the 17th of July.
Onoyama is also spelled 長尾山. It is related to 住吉神 Sumiyoshi no Kami.

It is related to Ono no Komachi and thus a temple where people come to pray for health and beauty.

Ono no Komachi took a retreat for 100 days of prayer here, on request of the Sumiyoshi Deiry, to cure an illness.

春雨の降ると見えしか霽にけり その箕笠をそこに脱置く

It seemed that rain was falling, but the weather returned to fair, and the kasa was put aside

When she visited the region three years later, she had a new statue of Yakushi carved, inside who's head she inserted the verse.
- source : Bernard Faure - google books


. Three famous regional Yakushi Temples .
Shimane Prefecture, Ichihata Yakushi 島根県 一畑薬師
Fukuoka Prefecture, Kurume, 永勝寺 Eisho-Ji
Ehime Prefecture, Yamada Yakushi 愛媛県宇和町 山田薬師


. Ono no Komachi 小野 小町 Waka Poetess and Famous Beauty . (825 — 900

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06 Kooshakuji 瑠璃山香積寺 Koshaku-Ji
愛媛県東温市田窪1504 / 重信町田窪1504 - Toon town, Tanokubo




Katade Yakushi 隻手薬師 "Yakushi with one arm"

A temple related to Mount Koyasan and Kobo Daishi.



o-mamori お守り amulets
A special amulet about Hariko Daishi 張子大師 "papermache doll Daishi" is available.

家内安全 traffic safety, 病気平癒 health, 厄除け warding off evil, 安産 safe birth

- Homepage of the temple
- source : katateyakushi.com/index

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07 Chooryuuji 興福山長隆寺 Choryu-Ji
松山市来住町 Kishimachi 996−4

長隆寺禅寺 Choryu-Ji Zendera

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08 - 雲門寺 Unmon-Ji
愛媛県松山市星岡1丁目1-8 / Matsuyama, Hoshioka



岡薬師瑠璃光如来 Oka Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai
The Yakushi Hall of this temple is at the top of 星岡山 Mount Hoshioka san.
奥之院薬師堂は星岡山の山頂

During the Sengoku period of the warring states, Hoshioka was a region of constant fighting. The Yakushi Hall 薬師堂 of the temple is on these grounds, it was built in 1073.
This Yakushi helps to cure warts and other skin troubles and since olden times pilgrims came here from Okayama, Hiroshima and other parts of Japan.

The main festival is on the 17th of July.



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

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09 玉松山金蓮寺 Konren-Ji
松前町西古泉65 Masaki Cho, Nishikoizumi, Iyo-Gun, Ehime
A temple of the Shingon sect.
The old name of the temple was
Shoojinji 性尋(しょうじん)寺 Shojin-Ji
It has been found in the Heian period around 808 by the 河野氏 Kano clan.


source and more photos : blog.livedoor.jp/awatennbou/archives

Later in the Kamakura period, a priest named 明海上人 Myokai Shonin layed a new foundation.
It also relates to 義農作兵衛 Gino Sakubei (around 1732) and a great famine at that time.

ryuutoo Yakushi 龍灯薬師 Yakushi of the Dragon Lantern

Once upon a time
the fishermen of Masaki went out to the sea for fishing, when the weather suddenly turned bad. They tried to get back to land as fast as they could, but the strong wind and currents drifted the boat further out to sea. The fishermen rowed the boat with all their might, but eventually lost all their strength and just sang the Amida prayer:
「南無阿弥陀仏。南無阿弥陀仏。」 Namu Amida Butsu, Namu Amida Butsu.

Suddenly they saw a light on the horizon, and then one more, and one more. They rowed the boat toward that light in hope for help. The three lights kept flickering as if they wanted to encourage the fishermen to do their best. This light came, in fact, from a pine tree in the compound of the temple.



ryuutoo no matsu 龍灯のマツ the Dragon Lamp Pine

The fishermen rowed faster and faster to reach this light and finally came to the beach.
"Thanks to the Buddha from temple Konren-Ji. Let us give thanks and pray!"
The fishermen stood in front of the pine and looked up to see the light again, but now all was dark.

"This must have been a dragon dancing and thus bringing light to the sea of Masaki!"

Eventually years later in a storm this pine tree broke down, but before it died, the fishermen took a branch and planted it anew. And to their surprize the new tree had three main stems. Thus they understood that this pine tree was the dancing dragon.
The tree we can see now is a much later generation.

. ryuutoo 竜灯 / 龍燈 "dragon lamp", dragon lantern .
phosphorescent lights seen at sea at night, thought to be the torches of the Dragon King

A phenomenon at the Ariakekai sea in Kagoshima, Kyushu, in the evening hours.
It is also seen in other parts of Japan as a light that the Dragon God sends out to honor the deities of Shinto and Buddhism in Japan.

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10 Choorakuji 長楽寺 Choraku-Ji
松山市西垣生町1250 / Nishihabu

In the very South of Matsuyama is a region called 今出(いまず) Imazu. At its entrance is a magnificent gate, almost like the entrance to a Dragon Palace.
the Mitsujoomon 密乗門 Mitsujo-Mon Gate.



In the temple compound is also a hall for 弁天堂 Benten, where businessmen come to pray.



At the Yakushi Do 薬師堂 Yakushi Hall
the villagers from Habu come to pray for good fortune, a good harvest and protection from illness.
In former times there were three large pine trees in the compuond. People picked up the pine cones, burned them to put the smoke and smell on their bodies and prayed. The ashes of the pine cones were said to heal warts.
In front of the main hall is a statue of
ichigan Fudo 一眼不動尊 "Fudo with one eye"
who also grants just one wish (ichigan 一願) of the worshippers.
(With two eyes, Fudo sees very clearly all the bad points of a human, with one eye he sees only half and can thus extend his benevolence and mercy to more people.)
There are other temples with such a Fudo statue in Japan.
. Ichigan Fudo 一願不動 One Wish Fudo .



shuin 朱印 stamp of the temple


密乗の門太白花仰き入る

村上霽月 Murakami Seigetsu (1869 - 1946)
His grave is at the temple Choraku-Ji.

. Seigetsu Ki 霽月忌 Seigetsu Memorial Day .
- kigo for spring - February 15.

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11 Joomyooin 浄明院 Jomyo-In
松山市別府町546 / Matsuyama-shi, Befuchō, 546 / 飯岡山

The temple is surrounded by a white mud wall. The 仁王門 Nio-O Gate is new with two new statues. Red flags are placed along the access to the Yakushi Hall.

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12 瑠璃光山薬師寺 Yakushi-Ji
松山市泉町122 / Izumimachi

周囲はビルで囲まれる境内で参道は長く古木の並木で在り寺院の後ろに見えるビルは似合うとはいえない 山門を過ぎて驚くは超モダンな本堂でコンクリートは理解出来るが其の色付けが奇抜で在る 前には生駒山から勧請したと云う聖天堂が古い形で保たれる

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Nokyo-Cho 納経帳 stamp book



source : xxx

At the end of the pilgrimage !
伊予十二薬師  記念台紙


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伊予七薬師霊場 The Seven Yakushi Temples of Iyo
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02 医座寺 Iza-Ji
03 蓮華寺 Renge-Ji
05 正観寺 Shokan-Ji
08 雲門寺 Unmon-Ji


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Anyooji 安養寺 Anyo-Ji
松山市二神甲 640

. Ishiteji 石手寺 Ishite-Ji - "Stone Hand Temple" .

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Juurinji 十輪寺 Jurin-Ji
松山市庄甲 810

庄薬師堂 Sho Yakushi



This temple originated in manor (荘園), but the statue of Yakushi was heavily damaged.
Two statues are now 重要文化財指定, dating back to the Heian period.

- reference : sji.mints.ne.jp -

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Saikooji 西光寺 Saiko-Ji
松山市枝松町 1-2-26 / 1 Chome-2-26 Edamatsu, Matsuyama, Ehime


source : your-wing.jp/2014/09/27

This temple belongs now to the Zen sect and offers 座禅 meditation courses.

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YAKUSHI - pilgrimages

http://gokurakuparadies.blogspot.jp/2014/05/yakushi-pilgrims-info.html


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. Aizu Wakamatsu 会津若松 Yakushi Pilgrims .
Fukushima

Aizu Go Yakushi 会津五薬師 Five Yakushi temples in Aizu

center - 勝常寺(福島県湯川村)- Shoojooji- Shojo-Ji
East - 慧日寺(福島県磐梯町)- Enichi-Ji
West - 上宇内薬師堂(福島県会津坂下町)- Kami-Unai Yakushi Do - 調合寺 / 峯の薬師
North 北山薬師(福島県北塩原村)- Kitayama Yakushi - 大正寺 Taisho-Ji
South - 野寺薬師(福島県会津若松市)- 慈光寺 Jiko-Ji, Nodera

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Aizu Wakamatsu Juuni Yakushi Mairi 会津若松 - 十二薬師巡り 12 Yakushi temples

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Kyoto 京都十二薬師霊場 / 洛陽十二薬師
- source : www.kyoto12yakushi.net - 京都十二薬師霊場会

第一番 平等寺
第二番 東寺
第三番 水薬師寺
第四番 壬生寺
第五番 地福寺
第六番 福勝寺
第七番 雙林寺
第八番 大超寺
第九番 薬師院
第十番 大福寺

第十一番 西光寺 - Tora Yakushi - 11 Saiko-Ji
京都市中京区新京極蛸薬師上ル中筋町495の1
- temple prayer
あさぼらけ 寅の頭にゆめさめて
るりのひかりをみるぞうれしき


at dawn I wake up seeing the head of a tiger -
I see the light of the Lapis Lazuli Buddha - how wonderful !


- source : www.kyoto12yakushi.ne

Yakushi rurikoo 薬師瑠璃光 Yakushi Ruriko, Medicine Buddha of Lapis Lazuli Radiance

第十二番 永福寺

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Kyuushu, Kyushu 九州四十九院薬師霊場 - Kyushu
. 49 temples in Kyushu - Introduction .

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Saikoku 西国四十九薬師巡礼 - Western Japan
. 49 temples in Western Japan - Introduction .


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. Banshu 播州薬師霊場 21 Yakushi pilgrim temples in Banshu - Harima / Hyogo 兵庫県 .

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Bunan 武南十二薬師霊場 - Yokohama 12 Yakushi Pilgrim Temples

貴雲寺(曹洞宗)横浜市港北区岸根町614
東泉寺(高野山真言宗)横浜市神奈川区羽沢町1635
東光寺(曹洞宗)横浜市保土ヶ谷区上星川町2-34-1
福生寺(高野山真言宗)横浜市保土ヶ谷区上菅田町744
長王寺(高野山真言宗)横浜市都筑区池辺町2827
長昌院(曹洞宗)横浜市都筑区川向町151
金剛寺(曹洞宗)横浜市港北区小机町952
長福寺(真言宗大覚寺派)横浜市港北区篠原町2754
薬王寺(高野山真言宗)横浜市神奈川区七島町6
能満寺(高野山真言宗)横浜市神奈川区東神奈川2-32-1
東光寺(真言宗智山派)横浜市神奈川区東神奈川2-37
三宝寺(浄土宗)横浜市神奈川区台町7-1
- source : www.tesshow.jp/yokohama

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Busoo 武相薬師霊場 Buso
(Musashino and Sagami 武蔵(むさし) - 相模(さがみ)
- source : kannonseishi.blog106.fc2.com

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中部四十九薬師霊場 Chubu Pilgrimage to 49 Yakushi Temples
49 temples and some bangai

01 - 信濃国分寺 Mino Kokubun-Ji
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49 - . Gankooji 大寺山願興寺 Daiji San, Ganko-Ji .
Mitake no Kani Yakushi 御嵩の蟹薬師 "Crab Yakushi"



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因幡薬師霊場 Inaba Yakushi Pilgrimage
. Inaba Yakushi 因幡薬師 .
The pilgirmage was initiated by 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu.
Now 30 temples are participating.

01 - 最勝院 Saisho-In
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30 - 薬師堂 Yakushi-Do



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Inage 稲毛七霊場 - Seven Yakushi Temples in Yokohama and Kawasaki

1 薬王山 塩谷寺 天台宗 馬頭観音 横浜市港北区高田町
2 威徳山 影向寺 天台宗 薬師如来 川崎市宮前区野川
3 医王山 正福寺 天台宗 薬師如来 川崎市宮前区土橋
4 天文山 西光院 天台宗 薬師如来 横浜市港北区日吉本町
5 長栄山 光明寺 天台宗 薬師如来 横浜市鶴見区獅子ヶ谷
6 円瀧山 興禅寺 天台宗 十一面観音 横浜市港北区高田町
7 医王山 薬師院 臨済宗 薬師如来 川崎市高津区新作
- source : www.geocities.jp/skipbomber

Inage Yakushi 稲毛薬師霊場
- source : kannonseishi.blog106.fc2.com

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. 伊予十二薬師霊場 Iyo 12 Yakushi Temples . - Shikoku
One for each Zodiac animal.

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出雲十大薬師霊場 Izumo Pilgrimage to 10 important Yakushi temples

01 一畑薬師 Ichibata Yakushi     
02 平田薬師 Hirata Yakushi
03 荘原薬師 Shobara yakushi (Shoobara)   
04 岩野薬師 Iwano Yakushi
05 川跡薬師 Kawato Yakushi  
06 出雲薬師 Izumo Yakushi
07 高松薬師 Takamatsu Yakushi    
08 真幸薬師 Masaki Yakushi
09 半分薬師 Hanbu Yakushi    
10 立久恵薬師 Tachikue Yakushi




- reference : zuiunnzi.web.fc2.com -

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関東九十一薬師霊場 Kanto Pilgrimage to 91 Yakushi temples



01 - 醫王山国分寺 Kokubun-Ji(真言宗豊山派、東京都国分寺市西元町1-13-16)
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91 - 日本寺 Nihon-Ji 曹洞宗、千葉県安房郡鋸南町元名184)

- reference : tesshow.jp/kanto91yakushi -

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東海四十九薬師霊場 Tokai Pilgrimage to 49 Yakushi temples

01 - 福成就寺 Fukujoju-In
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49 - 普済寺 Fusai-Ji



東海四十九薬師霊場会 Nagoya
- reference : tokai49yakusi.com -


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Tootomi 遠江四十九薬師霊場 Totomi 49 Yakushi Temples
Mostly in Shizuoka, with Bangai 51 temples.

01 - 國分寺 Kokubun-Ji
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49 - 慈恩寺 Jion-Ji
bangai - 福王寺 Fukuo-Ji and 長泉寺 Chozen-Ji



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Tsuzuki Tachibana 都筑橘樹薬師霊場 12 temples in 2 districts of Yokohama

01 - 蓮華寺 Renge-Ji
神隠堂(浄流寺)
正福寺
勝田会館
龍福寺
真福寺
正覚寺
自性院
慈眼寺
大善寺
東照寺
12 - 大乗寺 Daijo-Ji



- source : rekisisuki.exblog.jp


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Tora歳薬師 Pilgrimage to statues shown only in the year of the Tiger
(寅年)
- source : kannonseishi.blog106.fc2.com


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. Tama Shikoku Henro 多摩四国八十八箇所 Pilgrimage .
with 10 Temples dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai.


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YAKUSHI NYORAI, YAKUSHI TATHĀGATA
Buddha of Medicine and Healing - Yakushi literally means Medicine Teacher
Lord of the Eastern Paradise of Pure Lapis Lazuli
(Jp. = Jōruri 浄瑠璃, Skt. = Vaiduryanirbhasa).
Yakushi's full name is Yakushi-rurikō 薬師瑠璃光,
meaning Medicine Master of Lapis Lazuli Radiance.
Commonly shown holding medicine jar in left hand.
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. Yakushipedia ABC-Index 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai Bhaisajyaguru .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .


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