2017/04/04

Gofunai temples 76 and 77

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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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Nr. 76 - Kongoo-In 金剛院 Kongo-In

- 蓮華山 Rengezan 金剛院 Kongo-In 仏性寺 Bussho-Ji
豊島区長崎1-9-2 /Toshima ward, Nagasaki 1-9-2
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1522 by 聖弁和尚 priest Shoben (died in 1563).
The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai in the middle, with 観世音菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu and 勢至菩薩 Seishi Bosatsu at his side.
The temple burned down during a fire in the middle of the Edo period and was then moved to the
Nagasaki Kannondo 長崎観音堂 Nagasaki Kannon Hall.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 金倉寺 Konzo-Ji in Shikoku :
誠にも神仏僧をひらくれば 真言加持の不思議なりけり
Makoto ni mo shinbutsu soo o hirakureba shingon kaji no fushigi narikeri


. Nr. 76 - 鶏足山 宝幢院 金倉寺 Konzo-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimage:
The temple is Nr. 76 here:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 Toshima Henro

- o-sunafumi, osunafumi お砂踏み stepping on sacred sand
all around Kobo Daishi


- Homepage of the temple
- source : kongohin.or.jp


. Introduction of Amida Nyorai .

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Sanmen Daikoku-Ten 金剛院 三面大黒天 Daikoku with three faces



. Daikoku Ten 大黒天 Maha-Kala .
The left face is of Bishamonten 毘沙門天 (Vaisravana),
the right face is of Benzaiten 弁才天 (Sarasvati).

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manga jizoo マンガ地蔵 Manga Jizo statue



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Jizo is regarded as the protector of children. However, the Jizo at Kongo-in, a lovely temple located one stop away from Ikebukuro Station in Toshima Ward, is looking out for a different group of people.
Who? When you go to visit, pay close attention to this little guy. His wardrobe gives you important clues. His staff has been replaced with a fountain pen and his robes are decorated with comic book panels complete with speech bubbles and sound effects. Fans of the game Dragon Quest might look at the smiling blob in in his left hand and think of the character Slime, but it’s actually a cheerful version of Jizo’s wish-filling jewel. Lastly, rather than a halo of light, Jizo is ensconced by a pen nib.
... Manga Jizo, offering protection and spiritual guidance for all aspiring artists as well as anyone who works in a creative field.
But why does Kongo-in have a manga Jizo?
Despite Akihabara’s high name recognition as the center of otaku subculture, Toshima Ward is considered the origin of Japanese manga. From the late 1950s to the early 1960s, some of Japan’s most famous manga artists such as Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy, and Fujiko Fujio, creator of Doraemon, lived in the same apartment building: the Tokiwa-so. While then young and unknown, these artists shaped the way in which manga is produced during the time they lived in Tokiwa-so. Considering that Kongo-in is located near the site of Tokiwa-so, it’s an appropriate spot for the home of the manga Jizo.
The manga Jizo is a nadebutsu,
meaning you are encouraged to touch him for good luck. Give his head a pat to get your creative juices flowing!
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. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - ABC List .

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長崎不動尊 Nagasaki Fudo



. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja – Fudo Myoo .



In 1932, Toshima ward was formed through the merger of four towns, Sugamochō, Nishi-sugamochō, Takadachō, and Nagasakichō,
Nagasaki Jinja 長崎神社 Nagasaki shrine:
The lion dance (Nagasaki Shishimai) is performed every year on the second Sunday of May.

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In the compound is a memorial stone for
Chikan Bikuni 智観比丘尼 The Nun Chikan



She opened a Terakoya temple school around 1860 and this became the center of education for the people of the Nagasaki district.

. terakoya, tera-koya 寺子屋  "temple school", private school .



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Nr. 77 - Butsujoo-In 仏乗院 Butsujo-In

- 高嶋山 Takashimasan 仏乗院 Butsujo-In 歓喜寺 Kanki-Ji
神奈川県秦野市蓑毛957-13 / Kanagawa prefecture, Hadano town, Minoge 957-13
Shingon Sect : 智山派




The main statue is 千手観世音菩薩 Kannon with 1000 Arms. It is a secret statue and only shown once in five years.
The 御前立 maedachi statue in front of it is also secret and only shown once a year.


The origin of this temple is not clear.
The temple was first located in Edo, 八丁堀 Hatchobori in 1635, then moved to 三田寺町 the temple town of Mita ward around 1680,
In 1987 the land was sold and the temple relocated to Hadano.
Many temples on the Gofunai pilgrimage have moved here and there, but this is the most far-away relocation.

At the entrance gate is an 稲荷神社 Inari Jinja shrine and a waterfall for ritual ablutions.
There is no statue of Kobo Daishi, but a stone memorial with his name, 弘法大師塔.



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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 道隆寺 Doryu-Ji in Shikoku :
ねがいをば仏道隆に入りはてて 菩提の月を見まくほしさに
Negai o ba butsudoo ryuu ni iri hatete bodai no tsuki o mimaku hoshisa ni


. Nr. 77 - 桑多山 明王院 道隆寺 Doryu-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Homepage of the temple
- source : wheatbaku.exblog.jp


. Introduction of Kannon Bosatsu .

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Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 in the garden


source with Gofunai Jizo : kato-web.sakura.ne.jp



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- 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 .
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