2017/12/31

Welcome to Paradise !

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Welcome to Gokuraku 極楽 the Buddhist Paradise !

I will try and introduce information about the life of Shakyamuni Buddha
and a glossary of terms, many of them are kigo for Japanese haiku.

Paradise, Heaven 極楽 gokuraku and Hell 地獄  jigoku

ano yo あの世 the other world
haraiso はらいそ paradise (paraiso)
higan 彼岸 the other shore
joodo 浄土 Paradise of Amida
ka no yo かの世 the other world
. meido 冥土 冥途 the other world / yomi 黄泉 "the yellow springs" .
paradaisu パラダイス paradise, Paradies
raise 来世 afterlife, the world to come
rakuen 楽園 paradise, earthly paradise
shigo no sekai 死後の世界 the world after death
takai 他界 to die, to pass into the other world
tengoku 天国 heaven
tenjoo 天上 "up there", heaven

. toogen 桃源 Shangri-La シャングリラ, Arcadia, Eden - Toogenkyoo 桃源郷 fairyland, .
桃源郷 lit. Peach Blossom Valley

. Tokoyo no Kuni 常世国, 常世の国 The Eternal Land (of Shintoism) .
yomi 黄泉 the yellow springs, die Gelben Quellen
yuutopia ユートピア Utopia


And in the limbo toward the other world here are a lot of vengeful spirits, monsters and goblins.


jigoku 地獄 Buddhist hell - Introduction
. naraku ならく / 奈落 hell, hades .


. Pilgrimages in Japan - Introduction .


. - - - Glossary of Terms - - - . - not yet in the ABC index.



Your comments and help are most welcome!

Gabi Greve
GokuRakuAn 極楽庵, Japan


. Gokuraku Joodoo 極楽浄土 Gokuraku Jodo, Paradise in the West of Amida Nyorai .






. Reference, LINKS - General Information .


- - - - - ABC search of this blog - - - - -

- AAA - / - BBB - / - CCC - / - DDD - / - EEE -

- FFF - / - GGG - / - HHH - / - I I I - / - JJJ -

- KK KK - / - LLL - / - MMM - / - NNN - / - OOO -

- PPP - / - QQQ - / - RRR - / - SSS - / - TTT -

- UUU - / - VVV - / - WWW - / - XXX - / - YYY - / - ZZZ -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::





. Join the Jizo Bosatsu Gallery - Facebook .






. Join the Kannon Bosatsu Gallery on facebook .

under construction - please come back!
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/12/29

General Information

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

General Information and Reference


- - - - - - - - - - Latest Additions - - -

. Darumapedia - Temples and Gokuraku .

....................................................................................................................................................



A Tourist Guidebook to Paradise  
GokuRaku no Kankoo Annai 極楽の観光案内 by 西村公朝 Nishimura Kocho



::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- - - - - - - - - - External LINKS - - -


Buddhism in Japan - Buddha Statues - an extensive guide

A-TO-Z PHOTO DICTIONARY
source : Mark Schumacher



Buddhist Art News - Japan
News on Buddhist art, architecture, archaeology, music, dance, and academia.
- source : buddhistartnews.wordpress.com




地獄と極楽がわかる本 - to understand hell and heaven
source : futabasha.co.jp

..............................................................................................................................................

A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism
William E. Deal, Brian Ruppert




- quote -
Review by Jonathan Ciliberto
Intended for “upper-level undergraduate and graduate students as well as scholars,” A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism fills a gap by presenting largely recent work of Japanese and Western scholars on Japanese Buddhism. The authors consider prior books on Buddhist cultural history as largely from Indian and Tibetan viewpoints. The particular presumptions, intellectual models, or even prejudices of such positions (e.g., to view Japanese Buddhism as a distant reflection, or a corruption, of a continental original) are seen as obstacles to an accurate history of Buddhism’s influence and interaction with Japan.

The great value of the book is to direct readers to approaches and theories perhaps overlooked by more general histories of Buddhism. Each chapter includes its own bibliography and notes, making the book useful for study of narrow sections of Japan’s history.

Published in 2015, many summaries of and citations to recent scholarship are incorporated. Although a relatively short volume (~200 pages, absent notes and biolographies), it includes a great deal of purely historical information surrounded by “cultural history,” covering Japan from protohistory to the present. The book includes a character glossary.

Some themes that run through the book are: that Buddhism in Japan was not a monolithic “ism,” and that individual sects were not exclusive of one another but rather interacted in practice and doctrine; the complex interaction of indigenous religion with Buddhism; Buddhist lineages in Japan as the agents of cultural influence (e.g., “lineages had already begun to pursue the possibility of an ultimate deity”).

Many chapters include subsections on women and gender in Japanese Buddhism, including a fascinating section on the link between literary salons “established in women’s circles” and often held within monasteries and creating an environment for “the evolving and intimate connection between monastic Buddhists and their lay supporters” (102-4). More generally, these sections illustrate the important influence of women on Japanese Buddhism throughout its history. The book also devotes substantial attention to religion in Japan in the modern period, a much-needed resource.

One instance of a simplification of Japanese history that the authors seek to correct is the view that Shinto and Buddhism remained largely separate strands. While the doctrine of honji-suijaku is relatively well-known, the book reveals in greater depth the complex interplay between the two religions by reference to the writings of recent (and less-recent) scholars.

Another attempt to reveal subtlety beyond a stock scholarly view concerns (in the Heian period) the “limitations of the ‘rhetoric of decadence’ [that] some scholars attribute to ‘old’ Buddhism”. The authors offer Minamoto no Tamenori’s (d. 1101) Sanbo’e as an attempt “to incorporate other parts of the populace” beyond the aristocracy. This undercuts the claim that “practitioners of the ‘old’ Buddhism were completely unconcerned with those outside their walls” as a cause of the emergence of “religious heroes” (like Kukai and Nichiren) (88-90). (That said, the ongoing theme of Japanese Buddhists, unsatisfied with the quality of teaching in Japan, who sought original texts and more authoritative teachers in China, does support the basis of a kind of “decadent” Buddhism.)

It is important to have a sense of what “cultural history” is, or what it intends to do, before considering the authors’ approach to a history Japanese Buddhism. Given that cultural history includes an extremely wide set of approaches, determining the present authors’ use of it as a method is largely about picking out strands from the mass of possibilities. (One author refers to “the notorious difficulty of organizing the disorderly profusion of intradisciplinary, cross-disciplinary, and varying national-intellectual meanings and understandings of the “culture concept” into anything resembling consensual form” [Geoffrey Eley, “What Is Cultural History?”, New German Critique, No. 65, Cultural History/Cultural Studies, Spring – Summer, 1995, pp. 19-36].)

While the authors don’t set out their approach, generally in the present volume they tend to consider Buddhism in Japan less in terms of its religious or spiritual character or content and more as a generator of social and political forms. Or, rather, it is unspoken that religion was the driving force in developing myriad cultural effects in Japan, but the book doesn’t linger on religion itself, as it does on these effects.

It is unclear whether this approach is based on the position described by the scholar of medieval Japanese Buddhism Bernard Faure when he refers to an “absolute standpoint” as a “contradiction in terms” (Faure, Visions of Power (2000), 9). (Faure is frequently cited in A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism.) That is: there are no “religious” standpoints motivating individuals, in terms of absolute or ideal concepts, or at least that taking direction from such standpoints is delusional.

Faure’s view (following from Le Goff) is that “literary and artistic works of art (and, in the case of religion, ritual practice) do no represent any eternal, unitary reality, but rather are the products of the imagination of those who produce them” (Faure, 10, emphasis added). A similar view of religion advocates a “History of Religions approach – trying to figure out how and why certain forms of religiosity took shape the way they did instead of assuming that it was religious experience that made religion” (Alan Cole, Fathering Your Father (2009), xi).

Thus, Faure and historians who follow his approach write religious history absent of religion as an internal activity, aimed at self-improvement, transcendental, or altruistic. Or perhaps this approach simply considers individual “religious” experiences too personal, too psychologically opaque, to form the basis of historical inquiry, and thus discards consideration of such experiences as “religious” in nature, and instead consider them in mainly terms of materiality and politics.

The authors of A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism follow more directly the historian Kuroda Toshio’s sociopolitical functionalist approach. While occasionally offering descriptions of Buddhist practice and doctrine, the book largely focuses on: state-control over and connection with Buddhism in Japan (“Buddhism was firmly controlled by the state” during the early period (66)); art as narrative or purely visual, rather than a function of practice (99); Buddhist practice as a means of gaining influence or power at court, and the claim that “undoubtably” the introduction of esoteric lineages was related to the royal court’s interest in such power(106); that the court drove ritual (“Pivotal organizational and philosophical changes begin to arise in the royal court with the consolidation of the annual court ceremonies” (88, 106)).

Throughout, the authors take pains to connect influential Buddhists with the court: “The Daigoji halls, like those in other major monasteries, primarily housed scions of Fujiwara and Minamoto heritage” (107); “The Shingon lineages, from a very early point, […] had a special connection with the royal line” (108); “the intimate association between Tendai’s Enryakuji (Hiei) and the leading Fujiwaras” (108). Every monk who was a member of a royal family is identified in such a manner.

The author’s de-emphasis on “religious” explanations for religious history in Japan is intended to counterbalance writers who rely too much on such explanations. Citing the notable effect of D.T. Suzuki’s presentation of Zen Buddhism to the West (absurdist, gnomic, iconoclastic), and pointing out that “few Japanese Zen adherents, except those in the modern period and particularly those with access to the writings of Suzuki translated into Japanese” would recognize it, the author’s more social-science approach finds some justification. (146-7).

Performance theory is connected with the authors’ approach. A Cultural History of Japanese Buddhism doesn’t lay any groundwork for the reader as to what the doctrine or technique of applying performance theory are. It is a notoriously amorphous field of inquiry. One description of the approach states that “the performative nature of societies around the world, how events and rituals as well as daily life [are] all governed by a code of performance,” and one sees how this aligns with Deal and Ruppert’s approach in the present volume: religious acts are not generated by authenticity, but rather are ritualized and “for show.” Performance theory is difficult to understand as contributing much to an analysis of history, since all human action is outward, and thus all actions are, in a literal sense, “performed.” The negative application of the theory is applied in the present volume: performance theory supports the strategy of avoiding examination the motivations, hearts, or minds of individual in Japanese Buddhist history.

This is a strategy for writing history, and indicates the above-mentioned scholarly caution, perhaps, but also it tends to paint individuals as acting according to a plan (or with hindsight), rather than by caprice, calling, sincerity, compassion, or irrationality. Perhaps it doesn’t matter, in terms of cultural history, whether or not an effect was caused by religion or some other motivation, but only that the effect did occur.

With regard to Buddhist art, the authors acknowledge – particularly as to poetry – that the “undoubted” motivation for including Buddhist themes was a recognition of the contrast between non-attachment and the “intoxication of those who made use of or found beauty in the linguistic arts” (102). Oddly – although in keeping with the author’s “non-religious” approach to religious art – the idea that such an aesthetic intoxication is meant exactly to advance individuals’ practice (e.g., through visualization) is never mentioned, with respect to poetry or any other art form.
- source : Buddhist Art News -

- reference -

..............................................................................................................................................


CLICK for more books !


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


BUDDHISM & SHINTŌISM IN JAPAN
A-TO-Z PHOTO DICTIONARY OF JAPANESE RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE & ART

- source : Mark Schumacher



Digital Dictionary of Buddhism - 電子佛教辭典 / Edited by A. Charles Muller
sign in as guest
- source : www.buddhism-dict.ne

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- #books #links #reference -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/02/26

Edo Tokyo Pilgrimages

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
. Pilgrimages in Japan - Introduction .
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Pilgrimages in Edo - Tokyo

There are various junrei 巡礼 pilgrimages to temples of the Buddhist Deities and to Shinto Shrines.
- - - - - mairi 参り  is usually a pilgrimage to a Shinto shrine.



Some pilgrimages have a fixed number of temples, others vary.
Some are old and some have been recently put together.
Some include the Kanto/Bando region


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- - - - - 江戸六阿弥陀 6 Amida Nyorai Temples

1番西福寺 西方浄土に生まれ出る福徳利益を授ける寺院
北区豊島2-14-1 -- Chome-14-1 Toshima, Kita ward
2番恵明寺(旧延命院) 家内安全・息災延命の御利益を授ける寺院
足立区江北2-4-3 2 -- Chome-4-3 Kōhoku, Adachi ward
3番無量寺 福寿無量に諸願を成就させる寺院
北区西ケ原1-34-8 -- 1 Chome-34-8 Nishigahara, Kita ward
4番与楽寺 我ら一切の者に安楽を与える寺院
北区田端1-25-1 - 1 Chome-25-1 Tabata, Kita ward
5番常楽院 常に一家和楽の福徳を授ける寺院
調布市西つつじヶ丘4-9-1(旧下谷広小路)- 4 Chome-9-1 Nishitsutsujigaoka, Chōfu town
6番常光寺 未来は常に光明を放つ身を得させる寺院
江東区亀戸4-48-3 -- 4 Chome-48-3 Kameido, Kōtō ward

木余性翁寺 足立区扇2-19-3 -- 2 Chome-19-3 Ōgi, Adachi ward
木残昌林寺 北区西ヶ原3-12-6 -- 3 Chome-12-6 Nishigahara, Kita ward

. Amida Nyorai 阿弥陀如来 .

..............................................................................................................................................


- - - - - 不動霊場 36 Fudo Temples

. Goshiki Fudo 江戸五色不動 Fudo in five colors .
. 関東三十六不動 Kanto 36 Fudo Temples .
. 武相不動尊二十八所 - Busoo - Buso .
28 Fudo temples in Tokyo, Yokohama, Kawasaki

..............................................................................................................................................



- - - - - 地蔵霊場 Jizo Bosatsu Temples


. Edo Roku Jizo 江戸六地蔵 The Six Jizō Bosatsu of Edo .

. 江戸東方四十八地蔵 48 Jizo in Eastern Edo .
- including
関東百八地蔵 Kanto // 東都六地蔵 Tokyo Roku Jizo
玉川六地蔵 Tamagawa Roku Jizo
江戸山の手二十八地蔵 Edo Yamanote 24 Jizo

..............................................................................................................................................


- - - - - 東京都の観音霊場 33 Kannon Bosatsu Temples

坂東三十三ヶ所 - Bando
. 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


..............................................................................................................................................


- - - - - 弘法大師霊場 Kobo Daishi 88 Henro Temples

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
南葛八十八ヶ所霊場 Nankatsu
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 Toshima


..............................................................................................................................................


- - - - - 東京都の七福神 Shichi Fukujin seven Gods of God Luck

隅田川七福神 Sumidagawa
亀戸七福神 Kameido
柴又七福神 Shibamata

. shichifukujin mairi 七福神参り .


..............................................................................................................................................


- - - - - 薬師霊場 Yakushi Nyorai Temples

関東九十一薬師霊場 91 temples in Kanto

. Yakushi Nyorai Pilgrimages 薬師如来霊場 - Introduction .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

東京十社 10 Shrines in Tokyo
. Tookyoo jusha 東京十社 ten shrines of Tokyo .

.......................................................................


東京下町八社巡り 8 Shrines in Shitamachi
This pilgrimage has started in 1981.
A shrine for each purpose



商売繁盛 Good business
鷲神社 Otori Jinja
台東区千束3-18-7 -- 3 Chome-18-7 Senzoku, Taitō ward

縁結び Finding a partner
今戸神社 Imado Jinja
台東区今戸1-5-22 -- 1 Chome-5-22 Imado, Taitō ward

健康長寿 Long and healthy life
第六天榊神社 Dairokuten Sakaki Jinja
台東区蔵前1-4-3 -- 1 Chome-4-3 Kuramae, Taitō wear

円満和合 happy couple
下谷神社 Shitaya Jinja
台東区東上野3-29-8 -- 3 Chome-29-8 Higashiueno, Taitō ward

学問芸能 Learning and progress in the arts
. Onoterusaki jinja 小野照崎神社 .
小野照崎神社
台東区下谷2-13-14 -- 2 Chome-13-14 Shitaya, Taitō ward

安産子授け Easy birth
水天宮 Suitengu
中央区日本橋蛎殻町2-4-1 -- 2 Chome-4-1 Nihonbashikakigarachō, Chūō ward

強運厄除け Avoiding disaster
小網神社 Koami Jinja
中央区日本橋小網町16-23 -- 16-23 Nihonbashikoamichō, Chūō ward

交通安全 Traffic safety
住吉神社 Sumiyoshi Jinja
中央区佃1-1-14 -- 1 Chome-1-14 Tsukuda, Chūō ward

.......................................................................

東都七天神 7 Tenjin Shrines

亀戸天神社 Kameido Tenjin Sha
江東区亀戸3-6-1 -- 3 Chome-6-1 Kameido, Kōtō

湯島天満宮 Yushima Tenmangu
文京区湯島3-30-1 --3 Chome-30-1 Yushima, Bunkyō

平河天満宮 Hirakawa Tenmangu
千代田区平河町1-7-5 -- 1 Chome-7-5 Hirakawachō, Chiyoda

牛天神北野神社 Ushi Tenjin Kitano Jinja
文京区春日1-5-2 -- 1 Chome-5-2 Kasuga, Bunkyō

西向天神社 Nishimuki Tenjin Sha
新宿区新宿6-21-1 --6 Chome-21-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku

五条天神社 Gojo Tenjin Sha
台東区上野公園4-17 -- 4-17 Uenokōen, Taitō

仲町氷川神社 Nakacho Hikawa Jinja
足立区千住仲町48-2 -- 48-2 Senjunakachō, Adachi

. Tenjin Sama 天神さま Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真 .

.......................................................................

准勅祭社 12 Jun Chokusaisha
Established at the beginning of the Meiji period, but lasting only to the third year of Meiji. Some were re-named in the process.

富岡八幡宮 東京都江東区富岡1-20-3
芝大神宮 東京港区芝大門1-12-7
山王日枝神社 東京千代田区永田町2-10-5
赤坂氷川神社 東京港区赤坂2-10-5
根津神社 東京文京区根津1-28-9
神田神社 東京千代田区外神田2-16-2
亀戸天神社 東京江東区亀戸3-6-1
白山神社 東京文京区白山5-31-26
王子神社 東京北区王子本町1-1-12
六所神社(大國魂神社) 東京都府中市宮町3-1
鷲宮神社 埼玉県久喜市鷲宮1-6-1
品川貴船社(品川神社) 東京品川区北品川3-7-15
品川貴船社(荏原神社)

- quote -
Chokusaisha (勅祭社) is a shrine where an imperial envoy Chokushi (勅使) performs rituals:
chokushi sankō no jinja (勅使参向の神社).
The following table shows sixteen shrines designated as Chokusaisha:
Meiji-jingū (明治神宮) Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Yasukuni-jinja (靖国神社) Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
- . . . .
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- reference source : tesshow.jp-



東京街角 お地蔵・稲荷・石塔めぐり ー散策地図
Visiting O-Jizo, Inari and stone tower memorials in Tokyo

佐藤テツ


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



. Join the Updates of Facebook ! .


:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- - #edopilgrims #edojunrei -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/02/24

Edo 33 Kannon Pilgrimage

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 - Introduction .
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples of Edo
江戸三十三箇所




This is a rather new pilgrimage, put together in 1976.
But is leads to old temples dedicated to Kannon Bosatsu in Edo, founded from 1641 to 1703.

昭和新撰江戸三十三観音霊場

- under construction -
..............................................................................................................................................

01 浅草寺(台東区浅草2-3-1) 聖観世音菩薩 / 浅草観音 Asakusa Kannon
. Asakusa Kannon 浅草観音 .

02 清水寺(台東区松が谷2-25-10) 千手観世音菩薩
03 大観音寺(中央区日本橋人形町1-18-9) 聖観世音菩薩
04 両国回向院(墨田区両国2-8-10) 馬頭観世音菩薩 Bato Kannon
05 大安楽寺(中央区日本橋小伝馬町3-5)  十一面観世音菩薩
06 清水観音堂(台東区上野公園1-29 寛永寺清水観音堂 千手観世音菩薩
07 心城院(文京区湯島3-32-4) 十一面観世音菩薩 / 湯島聖天
08 清林寺(文京区向丘2-35-3)  聖観世音菩薩
09 定泉寺(文京区本駒込1-7-12)  十一面観世音菩薩

10 浄心寺(文京区向丘2-17-4)  十一面観世音菩薩
11 圓乗寺(文京区白山1-34-6)  聖観世音菩薩
12 伝通院(文京区小石川3-14-6)  無量聖観世音菩薩
13 護国寺(文京区大塚5-40-1) 如意輪観世音菩薩
14 . Konjooin 金乗院 Konjo-In . 聖観世音菩薩 / 目白不動尊 (豊島区高田2-12-39)
15 . Hoojooji, Hōjōji 放生寺 Hojo-Ji . 聖観世音菩薩 新宿区西早稲田2-1-14)

16 安養寺(新宿区神楽坂6-2) 十一面観世音菩薩
17 宝福寺(中野区南台3-43-2) 如意輪観世音菩薩 / 中野観音
18 . Shinjooin 真成院 Shinjo-In  . 聖観世音菩薩 (新宿区若葉2-7-8)
- - - - - Shiohi Kannon 潮干観音 "Kannon of the Ebb Tide"

19 東円寺(杉並区和田2-18-3) 聖観世音菩薩

20 天徳寺(港区虎ノ門3-13-6) 聖観世音菩薩
21 増上寺(港区芝公園4-7-35) 西向聖観世音菩薩
22 長谷寺(港区西麻布2-21-34)  十一面観世音菩薩 / 麻布大観音
23 大円寺(文京区向丘1-11-3) 聖観世音菩薩
24 梅窓院(港区南青山2-26-38) 泰平聖観世音菩薩
25 魚籃寺(港区三田4-8-34) 魚籃観世音菩薩 Gyoran Kannon
26 済海寺(港区三田4-16-23)  亀塚聖観世音菩薩
27 道往寺(港区高輪2-16-13) 聖観世音菩薩
28 金地院(港区芝公園3-5-4) 聖観世音菩薩・千手観世音菩薩
29 高野山東京別院(港区高輪3-15-18) 聖観世音菩薩 / 高輪結び大師

30 一心寺(品川区北品川2-4-18) 聖観世音菩薩 / 成田不動尊 Narita Fudo Son
31 品川寺(品川区南品川3-5-17)  水月観世音菩薩・聖観世音菩薩 / 品川観音 Shinagawa Kannon
32 世田谷山観音寺(世田谷区下馬4-9-4) 聖観世音菩薩 / 世田谷観音 Setagaya Kannon
33 目黒不動瀧泉寺(目黒区下目黒3-20-26) 聖観世音菩薩 / 目黒不動尊 Meguro Fudo Son
. Meguro Fudo Temple 目黒不動 瀧泉寺 Ryusen-Ji .

番外 Bangai
龍吟山 Ryuginsan 瑞林院 Zuirin-In 海雲寺 Kaiun-Ji 
(品川区南品川3-5-21)- 3 Chome-5-21 Minamishinagawa, Shinagawa
十一面観世音菩薩 / 品川千躰荒神 Shinagawa Sentai Kojin

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


みぢかな出会い 江戸三十三観音ガイド


- reference source : tesshow.jp/edo33kannon_index -
- reference : wikipedia -

- general reference -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. 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


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. 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 .


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- - #edokannonpilgrims #kannonpilgrimsedo -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/02/12

Gofunai temples 38 and 39

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Nr. 38 - Konjooin 金乗院 Konjo-In

- 神霊山 Shinreizan  金乗院 Konjo-In  慈眼寺 Jigen-Ji
豊島区高田2-12-39 / 2 Chome-12-39 Takada, Toshima ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded around 1580 by 永順法印 priest Eijun Hoin as a small hall to hold the statue of Kannon.
Eijun died in 1594. He called the temple 蓮花山金乗院, which was related to 中野宝仙寺 Nakano Hosen-Ji.
Later it became related to 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji.
The temple was also related to the shrine dedicated to Konohana Sakurahime, 此花咲耶姫社.

The main statue is 聖観世音菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu. It is only 7 cm high and made of bronze, but it is a secret statue.
After World War II it was united with 東豊山浄滝院 新長谷寺 Shin-Hasedera in Mejiro.
The present main hall dates from 1971 and was renovated again in 2003.

In the compound is a monument from around 1800,
tsubazuka 鍔塚 mound for the sword guard



. tsuba 鍔 sword guard - Introduction .

.......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 金剛福寺 Kongofuku-Ji in Shikoku :
ふだらくやここは岬の船の棹とるも捨つるも法の蹉山
Fudaraku ya koko wa misaki no fune no saho toru mo sutsuru mo nori no sada yama


. Nr. 38 - 蹉跎山 Sadasan 補陀洛院 Fudaraku-In 金剛福寺 Kongofuku-Ji / Shikoku .

.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples of Edo . - Nr. 14
東京三十三観音霊場 - Nr, 23 of 33 Kannon Temples in Tokyo
江戸五色不動の目白不動 Mejiro Fudo
. 関東三十六不動霊場
Pilgrimage to 36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
- Nr. 14

- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/toshima


. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 Avalokiteshvara - Introduction .

.......................................................................


Edo Meisho Zue 江戸名所図会

. Mejiro Fudo 目白不動 White Fudo Myo-O of Mejiro .
The statue of Mejiro Fudo was moved from Sekiguchi Bunkyo-ku to Konjo-In because of fire by World War II on May, 1945.
Kurikara 倶梨伽羅不動庚申 sword monument
hengaku 扁額 temple name plate

.......................................................................



..............................................................................................................................................

- - - - - #edohistory - - - - -

- In the compound is the grave of
Aoyagi Bunzoo 青柳文蔵 Aoyagi Bunzo (1761 - 1839)
He was a rich merchant, born in Iwate, Ichinoseki. In Edo, he collected many books and is the founder of
Aoyagi Bunko 青柳文庫 The Aoyagi Library.



- quote -
Aoyagi Bunzo, 青柳文蔵, who was born in the domain of Sendai in 1761, built a fortune in Edo period. He liked reading books and bought many books and then he became a famous book collector. He had lost his child to give over his collections to, and he wanted to utilize his collections for posterity. Therefore he donated about 20000 books and a large amount of money to the domain of Sendai in hope of opening a public library.
The domain of Sendai opened the library with his books, and the library lasted until the Meiji Restoration. It’s said that it was Japan’s first public library and everybody could borrow the books regardless of rank. The collections of books have gradually got scattered and lost.

Now Miyagi Prefectural Library holds about 3600 books of the collections. The Mini Theater SEIRYUKAN, 青柳館 in the library is named after Aoyagi Bunko, 青柳文庫.
Aoyagi, 青柳 is also read ‘seiryu’ in Chinese reading forms.
- source : blog.livedoor.jp/guideandante -



公共図書館の祖 青柳文庫と青柳文蔵
早坂信子

. bunko 文庫 famous libraries of Japan .

.......................................................................

- In the compound is the grave of

. Marubashi Chuuya - Chūya 丸橋忠弥 Marubashi Chuya (? - 1651) .




.......................................................................

- In the temple 中野宝仙寺 Nakano Hosen-Ji is the grave of the haiku poet

. Usuda Aro 臼田亜浪 .


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Nr. 39 - Shinjooin 真成院 Shinjo-In

- 金鶏山 Kinkeizan 真成院 Shinjo-In 海繁寺 Kaihan-Ji
新宿区若葉2-7-8 / 2 Chome-7-8 Wakaba, Shinjuku ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗


The temple is a modern building from 1971, with only a small garden at the entrance.

This temple was founded in 1598 by 清心法印 priest Seishin Hoin.
The main statues are 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai, 金剛界大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai and 釈迦如来 Shaka Nyorai.
But the most important is now
Shiohi Kannon 潮干観音 / 潮干十一面観世音菩薩 - see below

The Buddhas of this temple are powerful at healing cancer 癌の駆け込み寺, and many ill people come here to seek healing.

.......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 延光寺 Enko-Ji in Shikoku :
なむ薬師諸病悉除の願こめて 詣る我が身を助けましませ
Namu Yakushi shobyō shitsujo no guwan komete mairu waga mi o tasukemashimase


.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples of Edo . - Nr. 18
. 関東九十一薬師霊場 Kanto Pilgrimage to 91 Yakushi temples . - Nr. 13

- Homepage of the temple
- source : kinonoki.com/book



真成院地蔵菩薩 / 延命地蔵菩薩 Statue of Enmei Jizo Bosatsu

. Enmei Jizoo 延命地蔵 life-prolonging Jizo Bosatsu .

.......................................................................



Shiohi Kannon 潮干観音 "Kannon of the Ebb Tide"
The temple used to be close to the sea and during high tide the statue often got wet.
Now the statue is venerate on the third floor of the building.
Near the temple is a slope called Kannonzaka 観音坂.



. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 Avalokiteshvara .

.......................................................................

In the compound is the small shrine 雨宝稲荷神社 Uho Inari Jinja .



.......................................................................





::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- reference : 御府内八十八 金乗院 -
- reference : 御府内八十八 真成院 -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

This is the end of the second part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 16 temples
土佐(高知)修行の道場 -- shugyo austerities - Kochi Tosa



. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
- Introduction -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



. Join the Updates of Facebook ! .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .

. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! – The Edopedia .

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- - - - - @edopilgrims #edohenro #konjoin #shinjoin - - - - -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/02/10

Gofunai temples 36 and 37

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Nr. 36 - Yakuooin 薬王院 Yakuo-In

- 瑠璃山 Rurisan 医王寺 Io-Ji 薬王院 Yakuo-In
新宿区下落合4-8-2 / 4 Chome-8-2 Shimoochiai, Shinjuku ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in the Kamakura period by 願行上人 Saint Gangyo Shonin.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.
Related to the shrine 下落合氷川神社 Shimo-Ochiai, Hikawa Jinja.
Related to the temple 長谷寺 Hasedera in Nara. It is even called
Higashi Hasedera 東長谷寺 Hasedera temple in the East
Hasedera in Nara is famous for its peonies, and this temple got some plants directly from it. Now it has more than 1000 plants in the garden, which is best visited from mid-April till the beginning of May.
Thus the temple is also called
Botandera ボタン寺、牡丹寺 Peony Temple

In the compound are also many stone grave markers from around 1640.
Around 1675, Saint 実寿上人 Jitsuji Shonin revived the temple, which had fallen into oblivion soon after it was founded.


. Hasedera 長谷寺 Nara .
Hasedera Temple is famous for its peony garden and has 7,000 plants and 150 species of peony planted in the grounds.
Hatsuse 初瀬 - old spelling

.......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 青龍寺 Shoryu-Ji in Shikoku :
わずかなる泉にすめる青龍は  仏法守護の誓いとぞきく
Wazuka naru izumi ni sumeru shōryū wa buppō shugo no chikai tozo kiku


. 36 - Shooryuuji 青龍寺 Shoryu-Ji / Shikoku .
The Temple of the Azure Dragon

.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimage:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 - Toshima Henro Nr. 36


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/shinjuku


. Introduction of Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru .

.......................................................................





::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Nr. 37 - Mantokuin 萬徳院 Mantoku-In

- 瑠璃光山 Rurikozan  萬徳院 Mantoku-In
江東区永代2-37-23 / 2 Chome-37-23 Eitai, Kōtō ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗



This temple was founded in 1626 at 八丁堀材木町 Hatchobori, Zaimokumachi. It was relocated to its present place in 1643.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.

There are many graves of famous Sumo wrestlers in the compound, for example 伊勢ノ海 Isenoumi, 佐渡ケ嶽 Sadogatake and 六代目式守伊之助 the sixth Oyakata Shikimori Inosuke.
Therefore this temple is also called
Sumoodera 相撲寺 Sumo Temple.



. sumoo 相撲 Sumo wrestling - Introduction .

.......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 岩本寺 Iwamoto-Ji in Shikoku :
六つのちり五つの社あらわしてふかき仁井田の神のたのしみ
Mutsu no chiri itsutsu no yashiro arawashite fukaki niita no kami no tanoshimi


. 37 - 藤井山 Fujiisan 五智院 Gochi-In 岩本寺 Iwamoto-Ji / Shikoku .

.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/koto/temple_eitai_mantoku

.......................................................................




::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- reference : 御府内八十八 薬王院 -
- reference : 御府内八十八 萬徳院 -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
- Introduction -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



. Join the Updates of Facebook ! .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .

. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! – The Edopedia .

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- - - - - @edopilgrims #edohenro #yakuoin #mantokuin - - - - -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

2017/02/08

Gofunai temples 34 and 35

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM TOP . ]
. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Nr. 34 - Sannenji 三念寺 Sannen-Ji

- 醫王山 / 薬王山 Yakuozan 遍照院 Henjo-In 三念寺 Sannen-Ji
文京区本郷2-15-6 / 2 Chome-15-6 Hongō, Bunkyō ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派


The temple looks like a modern two-story building.

This temple was founded in 1472 by Saint 品隆上人.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai, made by 慈覺大師 / 慈覚大師 Jigaku Daishi. The priest 恵心僧都原信 Eshin Sozu Genshin (942 - 1017) kept it to pray for the healing of his mother.

Above the entrance is a large name plate with the letters 薬王山 Yakuozan.


The place of its foundation was at the slope 三念坂 / 三年坂 Sannenzaka, refering to a slope with three temples.
It was moved to its present location in 1603.
Nearby was the estate of the Daimyo 小笠原壱岐守 Ogawawara Iki no Kami Nagamichi (1862 – 1868).
In the compound were many graves of famous people, but after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 they were moved to 多摩墓地 Tama Graveyard.

.......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 種間寺 Tanemadera, Tanemaji in Shikoku :
世の中にまける五穀のたねま寺 深き如来の大悲なりけり
Yo no naka ni makeru gokoku no Tanemadera fukaki Nyorai no daihi narikeri


. 種間寺 Tanema-Ji / Shikoku .

.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/bunkyo


. Introduction of Yakushi Nyorai .

.......................................................................



..............................................................................................................................................

- - - - - #heianhistory - - - - -

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

.......................................................................

Genshin - 恵心僧都原信 Eshin Sozu Genshin (942 - 1017)

- quote -
Genshin 源信 (942 – July 6, 1017), also known as Eshin Sozu,
was the most influential of a number of Tendai scholars active during the tenth and eleventh centuries in Japan. He was not a wandering evangelist as Kūya was, but was an elite cleric who espoused a doctrine of devotion to Amida Buddha which taught that because Japan was thought to have entered mappō, the "degenerate age" of the "latter law," the only hope for salvation lay in the reliance on the power of Amitabha. Other doctrines, he claimed, could not aid an individual because they depended on "self-power" (jiriki), which cannot prevail during the chaos of the degenerate age, when the power of another (tariki) is necessary.
In his approach to rebirth in the Pure Land, Genshin emphasized visual meditation practices, where later Pure Land sects favored verbal recitations such as the nembutsu. Genshin's doctrine is documented in his magnum opus, the Ōjōyōshū (往生要集 "Essentials of Birth in the Pure Land"), which in later copies of the text came complete with graphic depictions of the joy of the blessed and the suffering of those doomed to chaos.



Genshin's influence in contemporary Japanese culture today is primarily due to his treatise, Ōjōyōshū, particularly the graphic descriptions of the Buddhist hell realms (地獄 jigoku), which inspired a genre of horror and morality stories. The 1960 Japanese film Jigoku was influenced by Genshin's Ōjōyōshū among other works.
In Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, he is considered the Sixth Patriarch.
Genshin
is credited as the founder of the Enshin school of Tendai Buddhism, and for espousing the "original enlightenment" teaching, or hongaku (本覚), where one is originally enlightened, but unaware of it. In all, Genshin left more than 30 works which continue to influence Pure Land thought today.
The image of Amida Nyorai
in the main building of Yasaka-ji Temple in Shikoku is said to have been made by Genshin in the Heian Period.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !



. The Heian Period 平安時代 Heian jidai (794 - 1185) .
- Introduction -


::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::


Nr. 35 - Konshooin 根生院 Konsho-In

-  金剛賓山 Kongohozan 根生院 Konsho-In 延寿寺 Enju-Ji
豊島区高田1-34-6 / 1 Chome-34-6 Takada, Toshima ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1636 by 春日局の猶子榮春法印 the adopted child of Kasuga no Tsubone, Priest Eishun (Shigeharu) and was under the protection as a special temple of the Tokugawa Shogunate 幕府の祈願所.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai made by 仏師春日 the Buddhist sculptor Kasuga.

The temple was first built in 神田白壁町 Kanda, Shirakabecho.
In 1654 it was moved to 下谷長者町 Shitaya Chojamachi.
In 1688 it was relocated to 本郷切通坂 Hongo Kiritoshizaka.
In 1690 it was allocated more land by 将軍綱吉 Shogun Tsunayoshi.
In 1889 it was relocated to 上野池端七軒町 Ueno Ikenohata Shichikenmachi
In 1902/03 it was relocated to 徳川田安候旧邸 the estate of the Tokugawa Tayasu clan.
In 1945 during the war it burned down and all buildings except the main gate were lost.



The present-day main building is from 2002, with a large glass front.

......................................................................

- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 清滝寺 Kiyotaki-Ji in Shikoku :
澄む水を汲めば心の清滝寺 波の花散る岩の羽衣
Sumu mizu o kumeba kokoro no Kiyotakiji nami no hana chiru iwa no hagoromo


. 清瀧寺 / 清滝寺 Kiyotaki-Ji / Shikoku .
Iozan 医王山 Mountain of the Medicine Deity

.......................................................................

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/toshima


Since 1687 this temple belongs to the 江戸四ヶ寺 "four important temples of Edo" of the sect
新義真言宗 Shingi Shingon-Shu:
青蓮寺 Shoren-Ji (Nr. 19) - the first one
根生院 Konjo-In (Nr. 35) // 真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji (Nr. 67) // 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji (Nr. 46)


......................................................................



..............................................................................................................................................

- - - - - #edohistory - - - - -

. Lady Kasuga 春日局 Kasuga no Tsubone (1579 – 1643) .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- reference : 御府内八十八 三念寺 -
- reference : 御府内八十八 根生院 -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
- Introduction -

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::



. Join the Updates of Facebook ! .

::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .

. Welcome to Edo 江戸 ! – The Edopedia .

[ . BACK to DARUMA MUSEUM . TOP . ]
[ . BACK to WORLDKIGO . TOP . ]
- - - - - @edopilgrims #edohenro #sannenji #konshoin #kasuga - - - - -
::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::