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2016/04/29

Mikka Jizo

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Mikka Jizo 三日地蔵 Three days Jizo

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Jizo statues go from house to house in obscure religious practice in Nara

Generations of families have quietly passed down a mysterious religious practice in a mountainous area of western Japan where Buddhism was abolished long ago.

It is not known how or when the Buddhism-derived “Mikka Jizo” (Three days Jizo) practice started, nor exactly why and how it has survived over the years.

But if it had been uncovered in the Meiji Era (1868-1912), serious repercussions could have followed.

Throughout the year, two statues of Jizo, the guardian deity of children, are transferred from house to house every three days in Nara’s Nyucho district, about 20 kilometers east of the city’s downtown core. About 50 homes in Nyucho are involved in the Mikka Jizo practice, in which prayers are given for the healthy lives of the villagers’ children.

On March 20, the Jizo statues used in the practice were on their third day inside a “zushi” Buddhist altar at a home in Nyucho. The zushi, which stands about 40 centimeters high, sat in an alcove of the house, where offerings of fruit and water had been placed.

One small Jizo statue and a larger one enshrined in the back of the zushi could be seen through a slight gap between the altar’s doors.



Kimiyo Minami, 60, who lives in the house, said she was born and raised in the district, so she has seen Mikka Jizo since childhood.

“I personally do not feel it is a rare sight,” Minami said.

During the Meiji Era, Nyu village, the predecessor of the Nyucho district, abolished Buddhism and converted to Shinto in the “Haibutsu Kishaku” movement triggered by the Meiji government's policy to adopt Shinto as the state religion.

Buddhist temples were demolished, and all Buddhist services were eliminated from the village. Even today, funeral ceremonies in Nyucho are, in principle, held in Shinto style.

Although practitioners of Mikka Jizo would face no persecution today, they still maintain a sense of mystery with the practice.

After the Jizo statues are enshrined at a home for three days and nights, they are carried to the next home at dusk.

Busy or rainy days can lead to postponements in the transfers. If household members in charge are too sick or too old to carry the zushi, they can wait until the weekend when a younger person can do the job.

No one--except the household that keeps the statues and the one that transferred them--knows where the statues are enshrined in the district at any given time.

Only once a year, the statues make a public appearance, inside the zushi wrapped in “hagi” Japanese clovers at a Bon festival.

On the evening of March 20, Minami used ropes to carry the zushi on her shoulders to a neighbor’s home. Her grandson brought with him a small wooden box containing tools for religious rituals.

“The guest has arrived,” Minami called out to the neighbor, using a respectful and friendly reference to the Jizo statues.

After receiving no reply, Minami opened the door to the house and left the zushi inside. She left the house after giving a bow.

The neighbor, Sazako Nakakubo, 85, returned home about 30 minutes after Minami left.

Nakakubo moved the zushi to a “zashiki” tatami-matted room where she undid the ropes and put her hands together in prayer in front of the zushi.

“I was told to wish for a healthy baby to the statues when I married into the family,” Nakakubo said, recalling her marriage more than 60 years ago.

Nakakubo said she told her daughter-in-law, Kazuyo, who married Nakakubo’s oldest son, to follow in her footsteps.

Kazuyo, 64, confirmed those instructions.

“Tomorrow, my son will visit us with his wife whom he married in autumn last year, so she will offer a prayer to the statues for the first time,” Kazuyo said cheerfully.

It is unclear where the Jizo statues are currently enshrined.
- source : asahi.com -NORIHIDE FURUSAWA


Eighty-five-year-old Nyucho resident Sazako Nakakubo recalled the role Jizo had played in her marriage 60 years earlier. “I was told to wish for a healthy baby to the statues when I married into the family,” Sazako said, adding that she had subsequently instructed her daughter-in-law, Kazuyo, who married her eldest son, to continue the practice.
- source : buddhistdoor.net/news -

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廻り地蔵は女の守り神
mawari Jizo, the protector of women



Jizo ready to leave this home.

Nyucho, Nara
奈良市丹生町には三日づつ集落各家を廻る三日地蔵さんがいます。


Jizo is carried to his new home.

廻ってはくるものの、どこにいるかは誰も話すことはなく、廻ってきて初めて分かるといいます。
なのでお探しするのは大変。
丹生の里を尋ねまわりましたが不明。お願いした自治会長さんに連絡いただきK様宅を訪問させて頂きました。


Jizo arrived at his new home for 3 days.

- reference : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/nekozero54 -

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2016/01/04

Maegamiji Shikoku 64

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Nr. 64 - 石鈇山 Ishizuchisan 金色院  Konjiki-In 前神寺 Maegami-Ji

愛媛県西条市洲之内甲1426 / 1426 Sunouchikō, Saijō-shi, Ehime



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The Front God Temple
The temple is located at the foot of Mt. Ishizuchi and was founded by 役行者小角 En no Gyōja while he was engaged in ascetic practices on Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain in western Japan. During these practices, both Sakyamuni and Amida appeared to him in the form of Zaō Gongen. Because it has long been associated with the worship of the god Zaō Gongen in the Shintō tradition, the temple's buildings and shrines are all built in the form of a Shintō shrine. The temple houses a statue of Shaka Nyorai that is attributed to En no Gyōja as well.

According to legend, Kōbō Daishi once spent 21 days on the top of Ishizuchi Mountain performing a Goma ritual and fasting 断食修行 and the Gomonjihō 虚空蔵求聞持法 for 37 days.

Emperor Kammu 天武天皇 dedicated seven shrines and a pagoda to this temple through the Lord of Iyo Province. Frederick Starr notes that the Okunoin is 7 ri up the mountain and only accessible in the summer.
- source : www.shikokuhenrotrail.com

Ishizuchisan, Ishizuchiyama is one of the seven most important mountains for Shugendo and Mountains 山岳信仰. The mountain is 1982 meters high.

- Chant of the temple
前は神後は仏極楽の 
よろずの罪をくだくいしづち
Mae wa kami ushiro wa hotoke gokuraku no yorozu no tsumi o kudaku ishizuchi


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- Homepage of the temple
- source : 88shikokuhenro.jp


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Mount Ishizuchi (石鎚山 Ishizuchi-san)
is a 1,982 metres (6,503 ft) high mountain on the border of Saijō and Kumakōgen, in Ehime, Japan. This mountain is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. It is the highest mountain in Western Japan.
Mount Ishizuchi is the highest mountain on the island of Shikoku and also the highest mountain west of Mount Haku. It is known as 'the roof of Shikoku' and the sharp, rocky summit resembles a huge stone hammer (石鎚 ishizuchi).

Mount Ishizuchi is an important object of worship in this region and one of the major centers of Shugendō, a sect of mixture of Shintoism and Buddhism. At the top of the mountain there is a small shrine called the Ishizuchi Shrine. This mountain is also known as one of Seven Holy Mountains (七霊山 nana reizan). There are several sets of heavy iron chains (鎖 kusari) leading up to the summit and this is the route many pilgrims opt to take, the longest set being 68m. However, it is possible to hike all the way to the peak along a trail which includes stairs and ramps with handrails.

The climbing season opens every year on July 1, and women are forbidden from climbing the mountain on this day.Between mid-October and mid-November, people come from far and wide to view the autumn colours.
The area around Mount Ishizuchi is a major part of Ishizuchi Quasi-National Park.
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2015/03/31

Yakushi Miyagi Legends

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Yakushi Nyorai Legends from Miyagi 宮城県

. Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 the Buddha of Medicine - Bhaisajyaguru .
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Kinoshita no Yakushi 木ノ下の薬師 Yakushi from Kinoshita village
nabe Yakushi 鍋薬師 Yakushi and the cooking pot
nure Yakushi 濡れ薬師 Yakushi who got wet
Shiga no Yakushi 志賀の薬師 Yakushi from Shiga village
shio no Yakushi 塩の薬師 Yakushi and Salt
sugi Yakushi 杉薬師 Yakushi and the cedar tree


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nabe Yakushi 鍋薬師 Yakushi and the cooking pot

黒川郡 Kurokawa 大和町 Yamato village

In the year 1592 Lord Date Masamune led his troups from 岩出山城 Iwadeyama Castle toward the capital of Kyoto. To honor the God of War 軍神 with a blood offering 血祭 at the forest 七ツ森 he begun a hunt for a sacrifice animal, but they did not catch anything. Masamune got angry and begun to climb up Mount 大森山 Omoriyama. From there he saw something black in the distance.
When he asked his retainer 片倉小十郎 Katakura Kojuro, he said it was Yakushi Nyorai.
The angry Masamune ordered a shot at it and broke the breast of the Nabe Yakushi, but at the same time blood was running out of his own nose and did not stop.
Kojuro bowed many times 三拝九拝 and then used the leaf of the bamboo grass (sasa 笹) to stop the nose bleeding.
The anger of Masamune was also calmed down now and he climbed down the mountain. He then ordered the mountain to become his special hunting ground.
- - - One version of the legend says:
The arrow came flying back at Masamune and hit his eye, causing him to loose his eyesight.


Ōmori-yama 大森山薬師如来 Omoiryama Yakushi Nyorai is now a famous camping spot in Miyagi.
The mountain is 226 meters high. A festival in honor of "The Buddha of Healing" is held.
The mountain is also called 笹倉山 Sasakura-yama at 七つ森 Nanatsumori .

The grave of Masamune is at the temple 大義山 覚照寺 Kakusho-Ji
宮城県黒川郡大和町宮床字大椚69 / Okunugi-69 Miyatoko, Taiwa, Kurokawa District, Miyagi


. Date Masamune 伊達政宗 (1567 - 1636) .


宮城県仙台市若林区木ノ下2丁目8-28

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nure Yakushi 濡れ薬師 Yakushi who got wet

Miyagi - 柴田郡 柴田町 Shibata

At the village Tsukinoki 槻木 there had been a long period of sunshine and drought.
The villagers gathered at the swamp 鰌沼 Dojo-Numa and decided to make an offering of a village girl to the Dragon king 竜神 as a rain ritual 雨乞い (amagoi).
The beautiful O-Yoshi およし agreed to be the victim, because she was upset with her first love, Kensaku 勘作 and felt very unhappy with her life.
On her way to the swamp, O-Yoshi she met an itinerant priest. When he heard her story he suggested that the Dragon God would not be content with her unhappy sacrifice and they would better give him a statue of Yakushi Nyorai.
When they threw the statue in the water, Yakushi got wet and then - - suddenly a strong rain began to fall and the village was saved.
They build a Yakushi Hall 薬師堂 and a small retreat for O-Yoshi who would now serve Yakushi Nyorai at the temple.


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Gunma 高崎市南八幡 - Takasaki Town Minami Hachiman

Near the fence of the assembly hall and the graveyard of the Uehara family 上原家墓地 there is a cherry tree. Below it there is a stone with the inscription of 濡れ薬師.



Since olden times, this Yakushi san has been known to heal diseases of the eyes and many people, who got healed by his power, come here to pray again in gratitude. They also made other small stone statues as offerings, now there are more than 30 beside the Yakushi stone.

But why is it called "Yakushi who gets wet" ?
Well, once there was a good man who built a roof over the stone to keep it dry and protect it from the rain. But then . . . the home of this good man burned down.
So people thought the stone and Yakushi with it were ment to get wet.

- source and more photos : 南八幡 History

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shio no Yakushi 塩の薬師 Yakushi and Salt

Miyagi 名取市 Natori 塩手 Shiote

Once upon a time
some say it was in the year 647, at the bottom of Mount Shiodeyama 塩出山 there was a spring with salty water. An old priest 老僧 and 12 acolytes boiled the water to make salt and distributed it to the villagers.
Because of this beneficent salt, all villagers were healed from their illnesses and became healthy.
The old priest was seen as an incarnation of Yakushi Nyorai and thus the name given to him.
The place where the salt water welled up was called Shiogawara 塩河原 and the place where they boiled it down was called Shiode 塩出 - "where the salt comes from".

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Shio Yakushi Doo 塩薬師堂 Hall for the Shio Yakushi 塩薬師
This Hall is beside the pond Shio no Ike 塩ノ池.

Once upon a time
during a wildfire most of the hamlet was burned down, but the statue of Yakushi flew high in the sky and was saved. It landed safely in a pine tree nearby. So the greatful villagers build a hall for him there and called him the "Salt Yakushi" 塩薬師.

The seated statue we see now is from the Muromachi period, covered with lacquer and then gold foil. It is seated on a lotus throne.



at the temple 塩福山永禅寺 Eizen-Ji  
宮城県名取市愛島塩手字仮宿46 

The main statue is Shaka Nyorai.

There is also a statue of Fudo Myo-O 大聖不動明王  



The statue is carved with one knife 一刀彫 and one among the three famous standing statues of Fudo Myo-O 不動三尊立像 in Tohoku.
- source : sekishin.info


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Kinoshita no Yakushi 木ノ下の薬師 Yakushi from Kinoshita

陸奥国分寺 Mutsu Kokubun-Ji  薬師堂 Yakushi-Do Hall
宮城県仙台市若林区木ノ下2丁目8-28 / 2 Chome-8-28 Kinoshita, Wakabayashi-ku, Sendai



This is the provincial temple of former Mutsu Province. The Hall for Yakushi 薬師堂 Yakushidō is an Important Cultural Property.
After its first construction around 740, the temple was destroyed in 1189. Lord Date Masamune rebuilt the complex in 1607, including the Yakushi Hall.
In 1903 it was designated an Important Cultural Property.

When Date Masamune was involved in a severe fight with 大崎義隆 Osaki Yoshitaka (1548 - 1603) it seemed difficult for his forces to win. Then suddenly 48 brave monk-soldiers 法師武者 appeared from nowhere and fought with the enemy, so in the end Masamune was victorious.
When he asked where these soldiers had come from, he was told
"From Kinoshita in Miyagino 宮城野" and the soldiers vanished as fast as they had appeared.

At Miyagino there was only a group of stone markers in a small stone sanctuary, dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai.
That night Masamune had a dream telling him that the soldiers had come on orders of Yakushi Nyorai to help him.

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朝鮮の役に政宗の軍勢が肥前の名護屋を出航したとき、薬師如来が支那に学問修行しにいく僧に化身して便乗して玄界灘を無事乗り切るよう保護し、帰還のときも同乗して守ってくれた。往復ともに僧は「陸奥木ノ下の僧」とのみ答えて名を言わなかった。





Daruma ko ame 達磨コ飴 / 達磨子飴 Daruma lollipop
A kind of candy in red color and the form of Daruma san.
On the seventh day of the first month and the third day of the third month of the old lunar year during the festival of Yakushi お薬師さん this sweet was sold. People who eat it will be healthy all year long.
After buying it you have to roll it up the stairs to the Daruma statue in the Yakushi Hall 薬師堂 and then offer it to the 神棚 Shelf of the Gods in your own home with the wish for the child or children to grow up healthy and well.
This custom was very popular until about 1910. Another type was a small horse sweet.

. 仙台のだるま飴 Daruma sweets from Sendai .


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Shiga no Yakushi 志賀の薬師 Yakushi from Shiga village

岩沼市 Iwanuma 志賀 Shiga

Temple Ganzooji, Ganzōji 岩蔵寺 Ganzo-Ji
Iwanuma-shi, Shiga, Yakushi−9




慈覚大師 Jigaku Daishi founded the temple in 861, bringing a statue of Yakushi Nyorai to be venerated here. During the construction there came a group of skilled carpenters from Hida and promised to build the hall in one night.
But the villagers imitated the crow of a rooster long before daybreak, when the carpenters had just added one ceiling beam 天井板. They were quite angry and left the village.
In front of the hall were the other beams waiting to be fixed and between them was a stone looking like a snake 蛇石. It was formed when an oxen pulling the wooden beams for the building stumbled.

The temple is also famous for its ema 絵馬 votive tablets.
In the hall is a special ema painted by 狩野法眼元信 Kano Motonobu (1476 - 1559).
The oxen on this painting did not have any reins, so he escaped from the painting and damaged the fields in front of the temple. Therefore Motonobu came back and painted some reins to keep the oxen in place on the wooden tablet.

The statue of Yakushi in the Yakushi Hall 薬師堂 is said to be carved by Jigaku Daishi himself. It is a secret statue preserved in a small sanctuary 厨子 and never shown.


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


. Hida no Takumi 飛騨工匠 Hida’s Master Builders .

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sugi Yakushi 杉薬師 Yakushi and the cedar tree
栗原郡 Kurihara 築館町 Tsukidate


source : www.pref.miyagi.jp
The seated statue from the Heian period is 121.2 cm high and made of keyaki ケヤキ zelkova wood.
It is an important cultural property of the town 重要文化財.

Long ago in the Tenpyo period (729 - 749), when the Emperor 孝謙天皇 Koken Tenno (718 - 770) was very ill and asked his diviners for advise, they told him:
"In Mutsu 陸奥 there is a very very high cedar tree 大杉 and its long branches produced a shadow until your living quarters, causing your illness."
So he ordered one of his ministers, 某(なにがし) the Dainagon Nanigashi, to have the tree cut down.
The minister found a huge cedar tree at the village of Tsukidate and had it cut down. From the cutting surface blood spilled on the ground. But on the next morning all was healed and the tree was standing there as before.
However many times they cut it down, the same thing happened. Then a diviner told them to prepare a rope of the reeds in a field North-East to the cedar tree and cover the cutting wound with it.
The splinters from cutting flew in all directions and were soon gone.
Finally the illness of the Emperor was healed.
So he ordered to have a temple build over the stump of the cedar tree. Later Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 passed here and had a statue of Yakushi Nyorai placed on the altar.


The temple, built in 760, was called Soorinji 双林寺 Sorin-Ji.


宮城県栗原市築館薬師台双林寺
1-1 Tsukidateyakushidai, Kurihara, Miyagi

The temple became quite famous and had more than 48 sub-temples  in its compound.
But during the Middle Ages it declined through fire and fighting.
In 1591 it was re-built on orders of Date Masamune.
In the compound is the new hall 薬師瑠璃殿, / 薬師堂 - Ruridono 瑠璃殿
where the statue is now called
「お薬師様」O-Yakushi sama, 「杉薬師様」Sugi Yakushi Sama.

Every year on November 3 there is a special festival at the Yakushi Hall.
Tsukidate Yakushi Matsuri つきだて薬師まつり, also called
Fujiwara Ichizoku Yakushi Matsuri 藤原一族薬師まいり Yakushi Festival of the Fujiwara clan.

The festival is based on another legend of Kurihara town, the
しづはた姫物語 Shizuhata Hime Monogatari.

When the princess of the Fujiwara clan (Shizuhata, later 北の方 Kita no Kata) was on her way to Hiraizumi, she became ill on the way and prayed at the Cedar Tree Yakushi temple. She got healed on the spot and later, when she was with the Fujiwara clan, she had her retainers come to pray at this temple in a long parade.

The region of present-day Kurihara was part of the ancient Mutsu Province 陸奥の国, and has been settled since the Jomon period by the Emishi.
During the later portion of the Heian period, the area was ruled by the Northern Fujiwara. During the Sengoku period, the area was contested by various samurai clans before it came under the control of the Date clan of Sendai.


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Monsters, legends and Yakushi 妖怪データベース
- source : nichibun yokai database

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. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

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



. Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 the Buddha of Medicine - Bhaisajyaguru .
- Legends about Yakushi Nyorai -

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Just when I had finished this article, with the words Miyagino and Wakabayashi still fresh in my mind, there was an article in the Japan Times
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Innovation helps Tohoku’s tsunami-hit farmers bounce back
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SENDAI –
Even before a tsunami swamped fields east of Sendai in March 2011, Chikako Sasaki and her husband, a rice farmer, had dreamed of starting a business selling food made from their own produce. . . .
. . . The company in Wakabayashi Ward also has a processing facility nearby, and is planning to expand its other activity of making boxed lunches for convenience stores and public events.
. . . The company, which began operating almost two years ago in Miyagino Ward with capital from five young local farmers and disaster relief grants and loans, employs around 40 people and is branching out into organic vegetables too.
. . . Drainage pumping stations were quickly restored after the disaster with new ones now being built to double capacity needed to cope with the 50 cm of ground subsidence caused by the quake.
To cover the extra cost of the new pumping stations, the Sendai’s city government has installed solar panels near its agriculture and horticulture center in Wakabayashi.
With a capacity to generate power for 150 households, the solar plant has recently begun producing electricity, which is sold to the grid.
- source : Japan Times April 01, 2015

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

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - ABC .


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2015/01/25

Meiseki-Ji Shikoku 43

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Meisekiji 明石寺 Meiseki-Ji

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

. Shikoku Henro Temple List .

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Nr. 43 - 源光山 Genkozan  円手院 Enshu-In - 明石寺 Meiseki-Ji - Brilliant Stone Temple
愛媛県西予市宇和町明石201 / 201 Uwachō Ageishi, Seiyo-shi, Ehime-ken



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This temple was founded in the 6th century by Shōchō Enjun ?円手院正澄 , under the orders of Emperor Kinmei 欽明天皇. Later, a 5th generation disciple of En no Gyōja (En no Ozuna) named 寿元 dedicated the gods of the twelve Kumano shrines here and made this the Dōjō of the practice for followers of Shugendō. Kōbō Daishi repaired the temple buildings and Minamoto Yoritomo constructed buildings and donated a Sutra mound (kyōzuka) in memory of the nun Ike no Zenni in the early years of the 13th century.

During the Kamakura Period, the Saionji clan became rulers of southern Iyo and patronized this temple, as did Uwajima Date in the Edo Period.

The temple is popularly called Ageshisan (Brilliant Rock Mountain). Note the reddish roof bricks (Sekishun-kawara).

Note: This is the temple where many pilgrims start if they are coming from Kyūshū or further south. You can see Kyūshū from the hill behind the temple, or as you cross over the mountain coming from Temple 42. The trail over the mountain has been repaired and is now in spectacular shape.
- source : www.shikokuhenrotrail.com


- Chant of the temple
聞くならく千手の誓いふしぎには  
大盤石もかろくあげ石
kikunaraku senju fushigi no chikara ni wa daibanjyaku mo karokuageishi





- Homepage of the temple
- source : www.88shikokuhenro.jp


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Fudo Myo-O in a small roadside shrine not too far from Meisekiji,

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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2015/01/01

Mongolia Fudo

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Fudo Myo-O in Mongolia




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tibetan fudo myo-o (miyowa)
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An early Tibetan mandala of Ekallavira Achala in a private collection:
An Art Historical Analysis - by Pratapaditya Pal
- source : PDF file
- source : www.asianart.com


The Beliefs and Practices of Shinnyo Buddhism
- source : www.shinnyoen.org


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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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2014/10/25

Mandaraji Henro 72

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Mandaraji 曼荼羅寺 Mandara-Ji, Mandala-Ji

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

. Shikoku Henro Temple List .

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Nr. 72 - 我拝師山 Gabaijizan 延命院 Enmei-In 曼荼羅寺 Mandara-Ji
香川県善通寺市吉原町1380-1 / 1380-1 Yoshiwarachō, Zentsūji-shi, Kagawa



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Originally called Sesaka-dera, this was built in 596 and was the ancestral temple of the Saeki clan, into which Kōbō Daishi was born. When he returned from China, he dedicated the Kongōkai and Taizōkai mandalas signifying the worlds of the cosmic Buddha and enshrined the Dainichi Nyorai as the honzon. Kōbō Daishi modeled the temple after Ch'ing-lung-si Temple in China (Shoyuji) and it took three years to build. Once built, it was renamed to its present name.

Of interest is the Ageless Pine Tree in the temple courtyard. It is a huge (but not tall) dome-shaped tree and maintained in the form of a circle. It is said that Kōbō Daishi himself planted the tree here.
- source : www.shikokuhenrotrail.com



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Statler records that the poet/priest Saigyo stayed here, and wrote this poem after finding a pilgrim's hat hanging on a pine--perhaps this one--in the yard:

Long-living pine,
Of you I ask: everlasting
Mourning for me and
Cover for my corpse; here is no
Human to think of me when I am gone.

- source : thetempleguy.com

.  西行法師 Saigyo Hoshi .


When I visited the temple in 2005, the pine tree had just started to wither.


- Chant of the temple
わずかにも曼荼羅拝む人はただ
再び三度帰らざらまし
May the worshippers of the Mandala come
back here again and again and again !



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. 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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2014/08/10

Nishi Mino Pilgrims

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Nishi Mino Pilgrims 西美濃三十三霊場 to 33 temples

Mino matsuri 美濃祭 Mino festival
at 八幡神社 岐阜県美濃 Hachiman Jinja
. WKD - Mino Festival (Mino matsuri) .





source : adachi-hanga.com

Two pilgrims looking at waterfall while other pilgrims rest in nearby shelter.
美濃国養老の滝 Mino no kuni yoro no taki

. Katsushige Hokusai (1760-1849) .
Print from 1832

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- source with hyperlinks : nekomimi-nenbutsu.seesaa.net



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. 31 - Kinshoozan 金生山 明星輪寺 Myojorin-Ji .
Gifu - 4610 Akasakacho, Ogaki
岐阜県大垣市赤坂4610


- source : nekomimi-nenbutsu.seesaa.net

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



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2014/06/20

Mandala and Fudo

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. Mandala of all kinds - Introduction .


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仁王経曼荼羅 - Ninno-kyo Mandara
The Mandala of the Sutra of Benevolent Kings


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十二天曼荼羅 Juniten Mandala
and Fudo with four arms 四臂不動尊 shihi Fudo Son

- source : taogakusya.blog12.fc2.com


. Four-armed Fudo 四臂不動尊 shihi Fudo Son .

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Saint Nichiren and Hokekyo Mandala 日蓮の法華曼荼羅



Fudo is in the lower right corner.
source : wikipedia


. Nichiren, Saint Nichiren 日蓮 .
(1222 – 1282)

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rittai mandara 立体曼荼羅 Mandala of Statues



. Godai Myo-O 五大明王 Five Great Myo-O
Godai-son 五大尊 Five Great Wisdom Kings .



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... The pair of the mandala was made by Hui-kuo, the seventh patriarch of Esoteric Buddhism. Kobo Daishi inherited it from him and designated them Genzu mandala or prevalent version, ...
. Genzu Mandala 現図曼荼羅 "Original Mandala" .

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



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2013/02/12

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. Maya Bunin 摩耶夫人 Mother of Shakyamuni Buddha .
- - - - - Maya moode 摩耶詣 (まやもうで) visiting the Maya temple
- - - - - Maya mairi 摩耶参(まやまいり)
- - - - - Maya konbu 摩耶昆布(まやこんぶ)Maya kelp


. Mino 西美濃三十三霊場 Nishi Mino Pilgrims to 33 temples . Ogaki and Gifu

. Mokujiki 木喰 master carver . - (1718-1810)


monseki 門跡寺院 Monseki temples -
The head priest of a temple, who is born of a noble family.
. . . . . . Shoren-In Monseki 青蓮院門跡 Kyoto .  
. . . . . . Manshuu-In 曼殊院門跡 Manshu-In Kyoto .


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. mudra, the gestures of Buddha .
- - - - - Amida kubon In 阿弥陀九品印 nine mudra of Amida:

Upper grade: upper birth joubon joushou 上品上生 ;
Upper grade: middle birth joubon chuushou 上品中生;
Upper grade: lower birth joubon geshou 上品下生 ;

Middle grade: upper birth chuubon joushou 中品上生 ;
Middle grade: middle birth chuubon chuushou 中品中生 ;
Middle grade: lower birth chuubon geshou 中品下生 ;

Lower grade: upper birth gebon joushou 下品上生 ;
Lower grade: middle birth gebon chuushou 下品中生 ;
Lower grade: lower birth gebon geshou 下品下生.

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. muken jigoku 無間地獄 Hell of Incessant Suffering .
mugen no kane 無限の鐘 - "The Bell of Hell"
Muken no Kane 無間の鐘 "Unlimited Bell", "Soundless Bell"


. Myoo-oo 明王 The Myo-O Group 明王の部 .


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