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2017/11/18

Denzu-In Dentsu-In Tokyo

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Denzuuin 伝通院 Denzu-In, Denzuin - Tokyo
小石川伝通院 Koishikawa Denzu-In, Dentsu-in, Dentsuin

The reading of the Chinese characters differs.



文京区小石川3-14-6 / 3 Chome-14-6 Koishikawa, Bunkyō ward
Jodo sect of Buddhism 浄土宗

The temple was founded in 1415 by 聖冏上人 Saint Shogei.
The main statue is 無量聖観世音菩薩 Muryo Sho Kannon Bosatsu

The mother of Tokugawa Ieyasu, 於大の方 O-Dai-no-Kata, was buried at this temple in 1602. The Tokugawa clan took care of the tomb and it soon became famous.
The wives and children of other Tokugawa Shoguns are buried here too.
The old wooden buildings burned down in WWII, but the stone tombs are still as they were.



Tombs of the Tokugawa Family

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The temple Dentsu-in is counted as one of three Shogun family's temples with Zojoji Temple and Kaneiji Temple.
... This temple is known as the place where a radical Samurai team was organized. This group became Shinsengumi, unofficial police in Kyoto at the end of Edo era.
- source : richiefukuda.blogspot.jp -

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shuin 朱印 stamp

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


. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples .
Nr. 12 in the Edo pilgrimage
東京三十三観音霊場 Nr. 25 in the Tokyo pilgrimage

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It looks as impressive as the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris -
said the novelist Nagai Kafu (1879 - 1959, who was born in the Koishikawa district.

Kafu has written about Haien no seirei: "Kitsune" (The Fox)
His father had seen a strange monk with a tail (in fact the fox Takuzosu) walking in the area in plain afternoon.
The more tails an Inari messenger fox has, the more powerful it will be.
- See below for the fox legends of old.


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Yūten 祐天 Yuten Shami, 祐天上人 Saint Yuten Shonin
..... Yuten came to be patronized by Keisho-in, the mother of the fifth Tokugawa shogun Tsunayoshi, who is said to have called on him in his hermit's hut on the outskirts of Edo. In Genroku 12 (1699) he was in unprecedented fashion summoned to Edo castle and promoted from being a lowly wandering monk to the position of head priest of one of the Jodo sect's eighteen major temples in the Kanto area. In samurai terms, his status had become equal to that of a daimyo with a fief of 100,000 koku. The following year he was further promoted by an appointment as head priest to the Iinuma Gukyoji temple in Shimosa, the very temple where he had performed his first famous act of exorcism.
Finally in Hoei 1 (1704), he was placed in charge of Koishikawa Denzuin in Edo, a temple next in standing only to the Zojo ancestral temple at Shiba.
. Saint 祐天上人 Yuten Shonin .


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


- . Inari 稲荷 the "Fox Deity", "Fox God" .

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Hakuzooshu 伯蔵主 / 白蔵主 / 白蔵王 Hakuzoshu / Hakuzosu

A high priest from Dentsu-In. 覚山上人 Saint Kakusan Shonin, went to Kyoto and and on his way back had a monk named Hakuzo as his companion to teach him on the way. Hakuzo was an excellent student, but once when he had a high fever, he talked in his dream and said he was a fox. Now he is the protector deity of the shrines dedicated to
Hakuzosu Inari 伯蔵主稲荷.



- reference : the Yokai monster Hakuzosu -

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - ABC-List - .


- Tomioka Tessai (1836–1924)
- source : metmuseum.org/art... -

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Fox Spirit in the Guise of a Traveling Monk (Hakuzosu)
The vulpine figure dressed as a traveling monk, gazing intently at a nearby trap, is the protagonist of the popular kyōgen play Tsurigitsune (Fox Hunter).
In this comic morality tale, an old fox disguises itself as the monk Hakuzōsu, whose fox-trapper nephew has succeeded in ensnaring most of the fox clan. Recounting a variety of lore about the wily vengeance of the fox, the fox-cum-monk persuades the trapper to give up his trade. This drawing shows the fox prior to heading home, unable to resist the temptation to take the bait from the discarded trap. The trickster ends up caught, to the delight of the chagrined trapper who realizes he has been fooled by a fox in disguise.
- - - The poem on the upper left is by the artist's wife, Haruko:

Hito wo nomi hakaru to omou orokasa ni onore kitsune no wana ni kakareri.

You who seek to deceive
will find yourself
caught in the fox trap
and foolish.


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A similar story is told about the Fox-Priest Takuzo . . .

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Inari Daimyojin 稲荷大明神

Another fox posing for a monk was named 多久蔵主 (たくぞうす) was Takuzosu.
Also spelled 澤蔵主 / 澤蔵司 / 沢蔵
He came to the priest's seminar at Dentsu-In every night and took part in the discussions. He learned all the secret teachings of the Jodo sect within just three years.
In the year 1620, on May 7, the Head Master of the Seminar had a dream vision about Takuzosu:
"I am the Shinto Deity Inari Daimyojin from the Chiyoda castle of Edo. I always wanted to study about the Jodo sect of Buddhism and now finally my wish has come true.
I will now go back to be a Shinto Deity, but will stay on as the protector of your establishment! "
- - - - - And thus he became the 護法神 protector deity of Dentsu-In.



He is venerated at 慈眼院 Jigen-In, 澤蔵司稲荷 Takuzosu Inari
3 Chome-17-12 Koishikawa, Bunkyō ward



- Homepage - takuzousuinari . com -



Detail of 澤蔵司稲荷 Takuzosu Inari
江戸名所図絵 Edo Meisho Zue - modern version


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dainaru hi 大なる燈 The Great Lantern

Around 1720 there was a Kannon temple called 伝通院 Denzu-In. On the 25th day of the first lunar month there appeared a strange light like a lantern above the temple, slowly moving from North to South. It then moved up to the sky and became a star which glowed and sparkled every night. On the 8th day of the third lunar month there was a large fire, covering the area from Ushigome to 千住 Senju.
Later they found the bodies of many people who had died in the garden of this temple.

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keiun 慶雲 auspicious cloud

In the year 1825 on August 15 the author 外岡北海 Sotooka Hokkai walked in the compound of Dentsu-In when he saw an auspicious cloud in five colors cruising over the village. The cloud turned white and colorful again and hang there for a while.
When people asked where it had come from, he could only say they had been there all the while.

goshiki no kumo 五色の雲 clouds of five colors


- reference : denzuin.or.jp-

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mikkazuki shoonin 三ヶ月上人 Saint Mikkazuki

Saint Mikazuki thought the frogs were disturbing the students and ordered the frogs to shut their mouth.
Since then not a frog's voice had been heard in the compound.
This was called musei kaeru 無声蛙 the frogs without a voice.

There is also a book - 伝通院の無声蛙 - by 加瀬順一 Kase Junichi

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nezumi 鼠 the rat

A monk from Denzu-In had killed a rat at four in the afternoon, when he was still in his youth. Just before dying the rat had bitten his finger.
Now every day at six in the afternoon his finger begun to hurt - for the rest of his life!

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Tengu and Fudo 天狗と不動明王

In the temple 伝通院 Denzu-In lived a person named 岱雄 Taio. One day he went out begging with the monks but did not come back. Two days later they found him fainted in the back of the dormitory. When he came back to himself, he told the following story. When he wanted to make an offering, his body suddenly became light and he took off to the sky. Then he went to 成田不動 Narita Fudo to pray, spent some time between the woods talking to some Tengu who wanted to do Sumo wrestling with him. They gave him food and kept him for seven days.
The Tengu had also told him if he wanted to come back to them, he should face East to Narita and think of Fudo Myo-O, then they would come and fetch him again and give his some presents from Narita.

. Legends about Tengu and Fudo Myo-O .

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yuurei 幽霊 ghost

Once there were two men, 久米蔵 Kumezo and 文作 Bunsaku, working for 藤田廉平 Fujita Renbei. One day Renbei said, that Bunsaku became ill and died and had been buried at Dentsu-In.
One month later a woman named 志計 Shige said she had seen Bunsaku in 芳町 Yoshicho village. He had been peddeling material to make barrels. So all thought that it must have been his ghost.
Later they learned that Renbei had made a mistake, and it was Kumezo, who had died!

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
- reference : tesshow.jp/bunkyo/temple_koishikawa_dentsuin...





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2017/06/04

Enma Emmado Edo

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. Enma Ten, Enma Oo 閻魔天、閻魔王 Emma King of Hell .

Temples in his honor are usually called Enmadoo 閻魔堂 Emma-Do, Emma Hall.



The statue of Enma is 3,5 m high and 4,5 m wide. (Said to be the largest in Japan.)
If people throw coins in the box for offerings (saisenbako 賽銭箱), the halo in the back of the statue lights up and flickers for a while. The statue is therefore called
ハイテク闇魔 Hi-Tech Enma.

. Fukagawa "深川ゑんま堂" Fukagawa Emma-Do .
Gofunai Henro Nr. 74 - Hoojoo-In 法乗院 Hojo-In
- 賢台山 Kentaizan 法乗院 Hojo-In 賢法寺 Kenpo-Ji
法乗院えんま堂 Hojo-In Enma-Do -
江東区深川2-16-3 / Kōtō ward, Fukagawa, 2 Chome−16-3

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Apart from this one, there are three important Emmado temples in Edo (introduced below)
江戸三大閻魔 / 江戸三閻魔

- 華徳院 Ketoku-In - Suginami
- 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji - Shinjuku
- 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji - Toshima


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Ketokuin 華徳院 Ketoku-In (Katoku-In)
- 称光山 華徳院 Ketoku-In  太宗寺 Taiso-Ji
杉並区松ノ木3-32-11 / Tokyo, Suginami, Matsunoki, 3 Chome 32-11
天台宗 Tendai sect


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-ketokuin

It was founded in 下野国佐野 (now Tochigi, Sano town 栃木県佐野市)by . Ennin 円仁 - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 / 慈覺大師 . - (794 – 864)
It was called 蔵前の閻魔堂 Kuramae no Enmado.

The main statue was made by 運慶蘇生 Unkei and is in the center. To its richt is a statue of the same wood of 奪衣婆 Datsueba, the "Hag of Hell", and to its left a statue of 本地化馬地蔵尊 made by 聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi.

The temple and the statues burned down during the great earthquake in 1923.
The temple moved to its present location in 1929.
A new statue of Enma was given by 日光輪王寺


- HP of the temple:
- source : tesshow.jp/suginami -


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Taisooji 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji

- 霞関山 本覚院 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji
新宿区新宿2-9-2 / Tokyo, Shinjuku 2-9-2
浄土宗 Jodo Sect

The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-taisoji

- History
Founded in 1596 at the beginning of the Oshu Kaido highway by priest 太宗 Taiso. One of the Six Jizo of Highways:
Nr. 03 - . Edo Roku Jizo 江戸六地蔵 The Six Jizō Bosatsu of Edo .

- Other Pilgrimages
新宿山之手七福神の布袋尊 Shinjuku - Shichifukujin - Hotei

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



太宗寺不動堂 Fudo Hall



太宗寺塩かけ地蔵 Shiokake-Jizo -Jizo to throw salt at
When making a wish, people throw some salt on the statue. When the wish has been granted, they come back and throw even more salt at Jizo.

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction .

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Zenyooji 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji

- 薬王山 Yakuozan 延寿院 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji
豊島区西巣鴨4-8-25 / Tokyo, Toshima, Nishisugamo, 4 Chome 8-25
Shingon sect

The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.


source : goshuin.net/edo3emma-zenyoji

This temple was founded around 830 by 慈覚大師 Jigaku Daishi in Uenoyama, as 上野東叡山寛永寺末 a sub-temple of the Ueno Kanei-Ji.
It was moved to 下谷区善養寺町 Shitaya, Zenyojicho around 1670. To make room for the railway it was moved to ist present location in 1912.
The wooden statue of Enma is about 3 meters high,

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

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

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There is another temple named 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji in Tokyo
Tokyo, Edogawa ward, Higashi-Koiwa 2-24-2

In the compound are various stone memorial monuments, like 石燈籠 stone lanterns and 宝篋印塔 grave markers.
The grave of the potter and painter 尾形乾山 Ogata Kenzan (1663 - 1743) is in the compound.
In the compound is also an old pine tree of more than 600 years, 影向のマツ Yogo no Matsu.


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- reference source : tesshow.jp/edo3enma_index -
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- reference : 善養寺 -

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. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell .

. Pilgrimages in Edo - Tokyo .


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


. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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2015/11/25

Fukutokuji Nagano

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Fukutokuji 福徳寺 Fukutoku-Ji, Nagano
醫(医)王山福徳寺 Iozan Fukutoku-Ji

長野県下伊那郡大鹿村大河原389 Nagano, Shimo Ina district, Oshika village, Ogawara



The seat of the statue has an inscription from the year 1160, dating it to the Heian period.
Later inspections however found it to be from the Kamakura period.

In the hall are statues of Yakushi Nyorai and
Amida Nyorai with Bishamonten and Kannon Bosatsu at his side.
阿弥陀如来坐像が並存し、毘沙門天・聖観世音菩薩


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福徳寺の建立年代は、仏像台座の墨書に平治2年(1160)とあり、平安時代末期の創建を伝えるが、昭和28年の調査を兼ねた解体修理によって、鎌倉時代以前まではさかのぼらないことがわかった。堂内に安置されている仏像は、中央に薬師如来坐像と阿弥陀如来坐像が並存し、毘沙門天・聖観世音菩薩の二体が脇に配られる。
「醫(医)王山福徳寺」の山号は天台宗系寺院のものであり、本尊は薬師如来となろう。堂建立の施主や中心人物は不明であるが、大河原城址が指呼の位置にあることから、香坂氏や山号から天台座主であった宗良親王の存在が浮かんでくる。
堂は
桁行三間、梁間三間、一重、こけら葺であって、組物は隅柱のみ舟肘木を設け、軒一重疎垂木木舞打ちの簡素な建物であり、小規模でながら洗練された姿からは中央の寺院建築文化の風格が漂う。明治45年に特別保護建造物の指定を受け、昭和25年重要文化財の指定を受けている。
- source : ooshika-kanko.com

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Nearby are the remains of 大河原城 Ogawara castle
おおがわらじょう



Muneyoshi Shinnoo, Munenaga-shinnō 宗良親王 Muneyoshi Shinno (1311 - 1385)
stayed here and spent time with the lord of the castle, Koosaka 香坂氏 Kosaka.
During his stay Muneyoshi used the temple to perform 天台仏教修法 rituals of the Tendai sect.
It is now the oldest wooden building in Nagano and an important cultural property 重要文化財.
Ogawara
is located at the 秋葉街道 Akiba Kaido road.
- source : shingen/joukannagano -

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- Yearly Festivals -

hi mizu no Yakushi 日見ずの薬師 Yakushi not to see the sun


source : yukoyuko0627 - わかおか

This statue is shown only once a year, on January 7.
Since this Yakushi is not allowed to see the sun, it is only shown from sundown to sunset the next morning.
Parishioners take turns in making round 餅 御護符 Mochi, one for each family, which will bring good luck for the coming year.

. Yakushi Legends from Nagano .

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宗良親王 (むねよししんのう) Muneyoshi, Munenaga Shinno



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Prince Munenaga 宗良親王 Munenaga Shinnō, (1311 - ?1385),
an imperial prince (the eighth son of Emperor Godaigo) and a poet of the Nijō poetic school of Nanboku-chō period, mostly known for his compilation of the Shin'yō Wakashū.

Prince Munenaga led a turbulent life, which quite likely served as an impetus for his poetic sensibility. In 1326 he took tonsure as a Tendai priest on Mount Hiei and swiftly advanced in his studies of the Buddhist doctrine.

In 1330 Prince Munenaga became the head priest of Tendai school, but was soon after banished to Sanuki in Shikoku for his participation in the Genkō War, where he had fought for his father's cause of imperial restoration. After three years of exile he marched his troops into Kyoto. Subsequently, when the imperial army lost to Ashikaga Takauji in 1336, Prince Munenaga took refuge on Mount Hiei with his father, Emperor Godaigo.

In 1338, when one of his relatives suggested that Prince Munenaga abandon resistance and return to Kyoto, the prince replied with this poem:

故郷は恋しくとてもみよしのの花の盛りをいかがみすてむ

furusato wa koishiku to te mo mi Yoshino no
hana no sakari o ikaga misuten

Yes, it is true,
I long for my home of old,
But how can I desert
Holy Yoshino, now that
The cherries are in full bloom.


Thus in an elegant poetic form Prince Munenaga replied that he would not abandon his father and stayed in the mountains of Yoshino to continue the fight despite all the hardships.

For the rest of his life, Prince Munenaga was at the head of resistance against the Muromachi bakufu and the Northern Court. The date of his death is uncertain, but some historians believe it to be around 1385 CE.
- source : wikipedia -


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


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2015/02/28

Fumonji Saitama

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Fumonji 普門寺 Fumon-Ji, Saitama

大悲山 Daihizan 観音院 Kannon-In 普門寺 Fumon-Ji



埼玉県八潮市南川崎440 / 440 Minamikawasaki, Yashio-shi, Saitama-ken

The temple was founded by 盛源尊者 around 永禄年間(1558 - 1569). He worked in the village 木曽根村 and helped the villagers. The present head priest is in the 29th generation.
The temple is dedicated to Kobo Daishi.

Another saint close to the temple is 唯阿僧正(大雲一阿) 大雲唯阿僧正.

- 三祖宝号 Prayer to the Three Founders of the Temple
南無大師遍照金剛(弘法大師空海)
南無興教大師(興教大師)
南無専誉僧正(専誉僧正)


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The main statue is of Fudo Myo-O.
The two side-statues are of Dainichi Nyorai.

本尊 不動明王 並びに脇仏 両部大日如来




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


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The present head priest is 清水義英.

- Homepage of the temple
- source : www.fumonji.or.jp

武蔵国三十三観音札所 第十九番札所
Nr. 19 of the Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon-Temples in Musashi.
This pilgrimage was introduced in 1697.



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- Yearly Festivals -

大晦日 万燈会 First of January
3月 春彼岸 March
4月頃 隔年で団参旅行 April
長谷寺・京都奈良など
7月12日~13日 Tanagyoo 棚経 July
8月13日~15日 Tanagyoo 棚経 August
8月18日 大施餓鬼会 August
9月 秋彼岸 September
9月 普門寺お寺の音楽会

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



. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .


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. Settsu no Kuni 88 Henro Temples 摂津国八十八ケ所 .

08 . Fudo-Ji 不動寺 - Toyonaka 豊中 - 五大力不動明王 Godairiki Fudo Myo-O .

14 Rokudai-In 六大院 - 大阪市天王寺区餌差町 大聖不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
21 Hoon-In 報恩院 - 大阪市中央区高津 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
35 Shogon Jodo-Ji 荘厳浄土寺 - 大阪市住吉区帝塚山東 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
40 Horaku-Ji 法楽寺 - 大阪市東住吉区山坂 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
41 Kyozen-Ji 京善寺 -大阪市東住吉区桑津 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O

49 Ryozen-Ji 霊山寺 - 一言不動尊 Hitokoto Fudo Myo-O - - see below --

87 Shoofukuji 勝福寺 - 桂尾山勝福寺 Keibisan Shofuku-Ji Kannon Bosatsu and Fudo


. Fudooji 不動寺 Fudo-Ji Temples - Introduction .

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Ryoozenji 霊山寺 Ryozen-Ji

Nr. 49 - 鶴林山 Kakuzinzan 霊山寺 Ryozen-Ji -
一言不動尊 Hitokoto Fudo Myo-O


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大阪府高槻市霊仙寺町 / Ryozenjicho, Takatsuki, Osaka

According to the temple legend, it has been founded in the year 778 by 開成皇子 Kaijo, the son of Emperor Konin 光仁天皇 who became a monk.

桓武天皇 Kanmu Tenno, when visiting temple 勝尾寺 Katsuo-Ji in Mino, had a vision of a purple cloud of the river 女瀬川 with a mountain. When he told the dream to his son, he went there and found a beautiful waterfall and a rock as an incarnation of Fudo Myo-O. He founded the temple and this stone is venerated to our day.

By 1569 the temple had become quite rich and famous. But it was destroyed by soldiers around 1580. The head priest of that time 住職弘清 could just barely evacuate with some Buddha statues to the Tanba region.
Around 1610 the temple was reconstructed.



source : bittercup.web.fc2.com


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source : kazuy.cocolog-nifty.com/weblog

If you make one wish only (hitokoto), in all sincerity, then Fudo will grant your wish.

一言不動 Fudo granting one wish (one word)

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source : gosyuinnotabi.web.fc2.com



- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : www12.plala.or.jp

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87 Shoofukuji 勝福寺 - 桂尾山勝福寺 Keibisan Shofuku-Ji
神戸市須磨区大手町 - Hyogo Prefecture, Kobe, Suma Ward, Otecho 9-1-1

The main statue is 聖観音 Kannon Bosatsu



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一言不動尊 Hitokoto Fudo Son

at Senso-Ji, . Asakusa Kannon 浅草観音 .


. Pilgrimages to Fudo Myo-O 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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2014/10/14

Juraku-Ji Shikoku 07

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Juurakuji 十楽寺 Juraku-Ji

. 四国お遍路さん Henro Pilgrims in Shikoku . - General Information

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Nr. 07 - 光明山 Komyozan 蓮華院 Renge-In  十楽寺 Juraku-Ji
(こうみょうざん れんげいん じゅうらくじ)
徳島県阿波市高尾字法教田58 / Hōkyōden-58 Donarichō Takao, Awa-shi, Tokushima

- Chant of the temple
人間の八苦を早く離れなば 
到らん方は九品十楽



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- source : ojisanjake.blogspot.jp

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



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


The Five Great Wisdom Kings, Godai Myo-O - 五大明王
. The Five Great Elements of the Universe - 地水火風空の五大 .

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- Two short Haiku Henro Trips, Summer 2005


. 四国お遍路さん Pilgrims in Shikoku . - General Information

Koya San in Wakayama

Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海
(Kooboo Daishi, Kuukai )

Haiku and Henro:
.... . The Haiku Henro Pilgrimage  

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2014/10/04

Fudo-Ji Tsugaru Aomori

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Fudooji 不動寺 Fudo-Ji

Nr. 04 Ooyoozan 鷹揚山 加福不動寺 Oyozan Kafuku Fudo-Ji


. 津軽弘法大師霊場 - Tsugaru Kobo Daishi Reijo
Pilgrimage to 23 Kobo Daishi temples in Tsugaru .
 

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弘前市茂森新町4丁目3-11 / 4 Chome-3-11 Shigemorishinchō, Hirosaki-shi

The main statue is Fudo Myo-O.

In February 1966 this temple was officially named as a sub-temple of the Shingon Kokubun-Ji
真言宗国分寺派大本山国分寺の末寺.
The founder of this rather new temple is 晃教和尚. It is a center for Shugendo and Fire Rituals.

It also relates to temple Daigo-Ji in Kyoto 醍醐寺, the famous temple for cherry blossom viewing of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, as its sub-temple in the Tsugaru region.



In 1984, in memory of 1150 Years after Kobo Daishi a statue of Kukai was erected in the precincts.

There is also a Kannon Bosatsu to prevent cancer.
癌(がん)封じ観音 Ganfuji Kannon.


- Chant of the temple
濁る世の 人のこころを 清めんと 加福不動に 香たなびけり
人はただ 祈るこころぞ 大事なる 鷹揚山の 灯明中に座して


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Small hall for Fudo Myo-O in the garden





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One Fudo Myo-O inside the main hall



- source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/sadisticyuki10

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


- Member of other pilgrimages in the region



. Tsugaru Shichifukujin 津軽七福神 Seven Gods of Good Luck - 毘沙門天 Bishamonten .

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. 津軽弘法大師霊場 - Tsugaru Kobo Daishi Reijo
Pilgrimage to 23 Kobo Daishi temples in Tsugaru .
 

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

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

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

. Fudo Myo-O at Mount Koyasan 高野山の明王像 .

. Tsugaru Shichifukujin 津軽七福神 Seven Gods of Good Luck .

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. 東北三十六不動尊霊場 - 36 Fudo Temples in Tohoku .  


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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .

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. Japan - after the BIG earthquake .
March 11, 2011, 14:46

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2014/09/05

Tono Fudo Monogatari

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Tono Fudo Monogatari 遠野不動明王物語
Tōno Fudō Monogatari


Yanagida Kunio 柳田國男

Tono (Toono) 遠野 is an area in Iwate, Tohoku, where old legends abound.
. Tōno monogatari 遠野物語 Legends of Tono - Introduction .

. Tono Jisha Meguri 遠野寺社巡り  temples and shrines in Tono .

. Tono Shichi Kannon 遠野 七観音 The Seven Kannon Temples of Tono .
. . . . . another pilgrimage in Tono! - see 笹谷観音 Tozen-Ji, Sasaya Kannon


. Toono Matsuri 遠野祭り Tono Festival . - Tonogo Hachimangu Shrine



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



The following collection of Fudo Myo-O statues from the Tono area are inspired by this page
- source : dostoev.exblog.jp
All photos below, unless stated otherwise, are by dostoev.
His is a wonderful long BLOG about Tono and its many wonders
不思議空間 遠野

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Tōno is located in central Iwate Prefecture, in the floodplain of the Sarugaishi River 猿ヶ石川, surrounded by a ring of mountains. Mt. Hayachine sits at the northernmost point of the city where Hanamaki, Kawai and Tōno meet. At 1,914 meters it is also the city's highest point. Mt. Rokkoushi, (1,294 meters) dominates the landscape to the east and Mt. Ishigami (1,038 meters) is the highest mountain in the west. Together these peaks form Tōno's "big three" mountains. The highest points in southern Tōno are Mt. Sadato (884 meters) on the border of Sumida and Mt. Tane (871 meters) on the borders of Sumita and Ōshū.

There is an ancient legend that in the past the hills in Miyamori blocked the Sarugaishi River creating a large lake in the Tōno area. Miyamori itself is characterized by a series of valleys to the west of Mt. Ishigami that flow west into the Sarugaishi River just below the Tase Dam.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !


Mount Hayachine 早池峰 is closely related to the belief in Fudo Myo-O.

. Hayachine san 早池峰山 Mount Hayachine - Introduction .


- google map of the Tono region -

Introdcing Tono, with a useful map in English.
- source : www.jnto.go.jp/engpre2


ABC list of the places.
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Arakawa Fudo 荒川 不動尊
near Tsukimooshi 附馬牛町 Tsukimoshi village
遠野市附馬牛町荒川 

In honor of the waterfall 荒川の滝 Arakawa no Taki.

The small sanctuary was constructed by the Yamabushi.
The meaning of ARA 荒(アラ) seems to indicate that there was iron and other metals nearby. So this Fudo is also protecting the road where metal was transported.





With another stone memorial containing the name of the
Suijin 水神 "God of the Water"
and the area called よろずばた Yorozubata (Yorozuhata)

This might be a connection to the ancient deity already mentioned in the Kojiki
萬幡豊秋津師比売命 Yorozuhata Toyoakitsushihime no Mikoto
another name for 栲幡千千姫命 Takuhata Chijihime no Mikoto

Since 1954 Tsukimoshi village is now a small community comprizing
附馬牛町上附馬牛・附馬牛町下附馬牛・附馬牛町安居台・附馬牛町東禅寺 (Tozen-Ji).


. Yamabushi 山伏 mountain ascets and Shugendo 修験道 .


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Yorozuhatahime
Yorozuhata toyo akitsushi hime no mikoto (Kojiki)(Nihongi)

Other names:
Ame yorozu Takuhatachihatahime, Takuhatachijihime yorozuhatahime no mikoto, Honotohatahimekochijihime no mikoto (Nihongi).

The daughter of Takamimusuhi, and according to an "alternate writing" transmitted by Nihongi, the younger sister of Omoikane. She wed Amenooshihomimi no mikoto, who had been ordered to descend to the Central Land of Reed Plains, but while waiting for the pacification of the Central Land, she gave birth to Ninigi, and he later descended in Oshihomimi's place.

Kojiki and an "alternate writing" in Nihongi also relate the birth of Hoakari no mikoto, elder brother of Ninigi and ancestor of the clan Owari no Muraji. The Nihongi version also states that Amaterasu made Toyoakitsushihime the consort to Oshihomimi. An alternate version of the episode says she was the consort to Amenooshihone no mikoto, while yet another tradition states that Tamayorihime, child of Yorozuhatahime, became consort to Amenooshihone no mikoto and gave birth to Amenokihohookise no mikoto (Ninigi).

The various versions are also inconsistent regarding the title of Ninigi's mother, but they agree in including elements relating to weaving, cloth, and bountiful harvests, and in their depictions of Toyoakitsushihime as a link between the two kami Amaterasu and Takamimusuhi, and the imperial line.
- source : Mori Mizue - Kokugakuin 2005


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Ashizawa Fudo / 鷲沢 / 足沢 / あしざわ不動堂 Ashizawa Fudo Hall
綾織町小峠 Ayaori Cho,



Ashizawa 足沢 is in the back of temple 福泉寺 Fukuzen-Ji, a small rivulet.
This little hall is in quite a desolate condition nowadays. It seems there is also a Fox Deity - Inari - お稲荷さん venerated now.

- source : blog.goo.ne.jp/jengo2

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Bodaiji 菩提寺 Bodai-Ji

Together with 福泉寺 Fukusen-Ji a place for cherry blossom viewing in Tono.





「じぇんごたれ」遠野徒然草
- source : blog.goo.ne.jp/jengo2/e

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. Fukusenji 福泉寺 Fukusen-Ji .

Temple Fukusen-Ji is Nr. 21 on the Fudo Pilgrimage in Tohoku.

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



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Hassen Jinja 八泉神社 shrine Hassen Jinja
Located in Kamigo 上郷町, just a small shrine.
The center of worship here is Fudo Myo-O. Other deities are
弥都波能売神 Mizuha no me no kami
and
大荒神 Dai Kōjin - Kojin

Modern 上郷村 Kamigo mura has various parts
上郷町板沢・上郷町佐比内・上郷町平倉・上郷町平野原・上郷町細越・上郷町来内






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Inubuchi Fudo 犬淵 不動尊

Inubuchi Tsukimoushichō Shimotsukimoushi, Tōno-shi

Close to Inubuchi no Taki 犬淵の滝 Waterfall, also called Shirataki, with a shrine called 白滝神社 "White Waterfall shrine".
The main festival for Fudo at the small hall is on the 28th day of the sixth lunar month.






source and photos : jinsan/tak51inubuchi
犬淵の白滝 Shirataki Waterfall at Inubuchi

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Kogarasegawa Fudo 小烏瀬川 不動尊

A small waterfall is the object of veneration 御神体.
The Fudo Hall for the stone statue is nearby.





In the cliff at the back are three small hokora shrines:
Suitengu Sha 水天宮社
Inari Hokora 稲荷社
Yakushi Daijin Sha 薬師大神社




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Sarugaishi River 猿ヶ石川
The Sarugaishi River rises in the just south of Mt. Yakushi in Tōno and empties into the Kitakami River in Hanamaki.
The Kogarasegawa is a large tributary that forms near Tachimaru Toge Pass and joins the Sarugaishi in Matsuzaki.
National Route 340 follows along this scenic river for most of its length.
- source : www.shaba.co/wa?s=Sarugaishi_River


Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 is the Buddha of Healing.
There are many temples in his honor in the Tohoku region.
There are some shrines in his name too, Yakushi Jinja 薬師神社.

. Yakushi Jinja 薬師神社 shrines in Iwate .


. Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Medicine 薬師如来 .

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Komedoori no Fudo 米通の不動尊 Komedori Fudo

Komedōri Tsuchibuchichō Tochinai, Tōno-shi / 岩手県遠野市土淵町栃内米通



This statue stands on a huge boulder, almost like on a huge tortoise.
It is located near a river, which will eventually flow and bring the soul of a diseased person to the Paradise in the West 極楽浄土.




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Kotohata no Fudo son 琴畑の不動尊 Kotohata Fudo

Kotohata Tsuchibuchichō Tochinai, Tōno-shi / 岩手県遠野市土淵町栃内琴畑

The statue had been placed in the shrine
Hayachine Jinja 早池峰神社
But in the Meiji period, it had been placed in its own Fudo Hall 不動堂 to mark a distinction between Shinto and Buddhism.

Now the place is called
Shirataki Jinja 白滝神社 "Shrine of the White Waterfall".







Kotohatagawa 琴畑川 is the name of a river flowing in Tono.


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Kujuuzawa 九重沢不動尊 Kujuzawa



A sanctuary for the yamabushi on their way to the mountain top.
They used the rivers around Tono for their access to the mountains.

The mountain in the background is Monomiyama 物見山 Monomi-Yama.
Mount Rokko-Ushi 六角牛山 (1294 m) Rokkoushi-san is also nearby.



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Kujuuzawa Okumiya 九重沢 奥宮 Inner Shrine at Kujuzawa

Now the amount of water in this river is very small, compared to the olden times, when people came here to pray for water.




A stone monument for Mount Rokko-Ushi 六角牛山 (middle)
Fudo Myo-O and the Deity of Water are revered.

There used to be a Fudo Waterfall 不動の瀧 at Rokko-Ushi-San and a shrine called
Ootaki Jinja 大瀧神社 Otaki Jinja "Waterfall Shrine".
Yamabushi started their access to the mountain top from here.



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Kurikara Fudo 倶利伽羅不動
Oozawa Fudoo Doo 大沢不動堂 Ozawa Fudo Hall
岩手県遠野市綾織町上綾織大沢 
Ōsawa Ayaorichō Kamiayaori, Tōno-shi





The inscription is by the first priest of Fukuzen-Ji 福泉寺初代、Sasaki Yuutaka 佐々木宥尊師 Sasaki Yutaka.
- source : blog.goo.ne.jp/jengo2


. Kurikara 倶利伽羅 the Sword of Fudo Myo-o .


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Mataichi no taki 又一の滝 不動尊 Mataichi Waterfall
With a stone statue of Fudo Myo-O 不動の滝 Fudo Waterfall

related to Mount Hayachine
The waterfall is located at Mount Yakushidake 薬師岳 (2038 m), East of Iwate volcano. It is about 20 meters long and 5 meters wide, .







不動の滝 Fudo Waterfall
A little walk left of the Yakushi Hall 薬師堂.


source : www.iwatetabi.jp


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Iwate Volcano - Iwate Kazan 岩手火山
1: Introduction
Iwate Volcano is an active volcano situated about 18 km north of Iwate City with three known records of eruptions even for the limited time span since Edo period. From March 1998 seismic activity became vigorous with crustal deformations suggesting underground movement of magma. It didn't lead to eruption, however.
... Higashi-Iwate Volcano repeated mountain-building activity cycles three times, each of which consisted of 10,000 to 20,000 years' eruptions followed by dormant periods. These are named Higashi - Iwate - Onimata stage, Higashi - Iwate - Hirakasafudo stage, and Higashi - Iwate - Yakushidake stage, respectively, in ascending order.

4.5 Higashi-Iwate - Hirakasa Fudo stage
About 30,000 yBP, NE part of Nishi-Iwate Volcano collapsed forming Yamakozawa debris avalanche. After this, Hirakasa Fudo Volcano was formed by 20,000 yBP with its center around the place where current Yakushidake stands. Hirakasa Fudo Volcano is a basaltic stratovolcano overlying Nishi - Iwate Volcano in the north and Onimata Volcano in the south.

4.7 Higashi-Iwate - Yakushidake stage

About 7,000 yBP, Hirakasa Fudo Volcano collapsed towards NE resulted in Hirakasa debris avalanche . . . Third Yakushidake lavas were erupted after the eruption of Oide scoria and distributed in NE rim of Yakushi crater, Fudodaira / Fudotaira 不動平, and north and east foot areas. owards the end of these activities, a little amount of silicic glassy ash ( Yakushidake - Fudotaira ash ) was ejected.
- source : gbank.gsj.jp/volcano-AV


東岩手- 平笠不動 ステージ Hirakasa Fudo stage
平笠不動火山が2万年前までに形成された.
御不動平坂峰 Fudo Hirasaka


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Metaki Fudo 女滝 不動尊 "Fudo at the Female Waterfall"

There is also a "Male Waterfall" (Otaki 男滝) nearby.

There used to be a waterfall, but thanks to earthquakes and mudslides, it is no longer existant and its remains are dry.
A Fudo statue reminds us of its presence.

The statue has been lost (stolen) in the Showa period (1926 - 1989) but been re-established later. It is a rather mysterious area.



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Toozenji 東禅寺 Tozen-Ji
遠野市附馬牛町東禅寺13地割 - 13 Chiwari Tsukimoushichō Tōzenji





I introduced the temple here in the Tono Kannon Pilgrimage
. 笹谷観音 Sasaya Kannon .
The original temple 附馬牛山長洞寺 was built in 807.


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Yobiishi, Yobi-Ishi Fudo 呼石 不動尊  Yobi-Ishi Fudo
(maybe "stone to call the deity")



This little shrine was originally built by 神田阿部マキ Kanta Abe Maki. Nearby is a small rivulet.
The deity venerated here is Fudo Myo-O, who's name is carved in the stone.
The name of the area is also 神田(カンタ) Kanta. Nearby villagers now take turns each year to care for the place.


- - - not related -
呼石大明神 Yobi-Ishi Daimyojin



A huge stone in Hanamaki, Iwate
岩手県花巻市北小山呼石呼石大明神
- source : home.s01.itscom.net/sahara


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. Tono Jisha Meguri 遠野寺社巡り  temples and shrines in Tono - Introduction .

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



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