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2017/08/06

Taizan Fukun Hell King

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. Juu Oo 十王, Juo, Ju-O - 10 Ten Kings of Hell .
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Taizan Fukun 泰山府君 / 太山府君 King of Hell
Taizan-O 太山王(泰山王) King Taizan
Daizan oo 泰山王 Daizan-O (incarnation of 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai)




He is a subordinate of Enmaten 焔摩天 King of Hell.
In Taoism he is called
東嶽大帝(仁聖大帝)Togaku Taitei

He resides in hell and keeps the books where the length of each human life is recorded.


. Sekizan Zen-In 赤山禅院 - Kyoto .
The principal deity, 赤山大明神 Sekizan Daimyojin, "Red-Mountain Shining-Deity", is a brought-back avatar or a double image of Taizanfukun 泰山府君 (Taizan Fukun) in Mt. Sekizan in China
ema 絵馬 votive tablet of 泰山府君 Taizan Fukun




Taizan-ō, 泰山王 King of Hell, Judge in the 7th week, 49th day 七七日49日


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Taizan Fukun - たいざん‐ふくん【泰山府君】 / 泰山王 Taizanoo
Taizan Fukun wird oft zusammen mit Emma als Paar neben einem Jizo Bosatsu dargestellt. In der wallenden Tracht eines chinesischen Richters der Sung-Zeit.
Meist sitzende Statuen mit furchterregendem Gesichtsausdruck. Er hält in der Hand ein Holzszepter mit zwei Köpfen auf einem Lotusblatt (jintoojoo, nintoojoo).

. 10 Höllenkönige (Jûô, juuoo, juo 十王) .
Gabi Greve



Seated statues are depicted with a wooden scepter holding two heads.
(This statue is from Todai-Ji.)


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泰山府君祭 Taizan Fukun no Sai
TRANSLATION:
the Taizan Fukun (Lord Taizan) ceremony
APPEARANCE:
Taizan Fukun no Sai is one of the most secret and powerful onmyōdō rituals. It is jealously guarded by the few who know it, and strongly coveted by those who don’t.
ORIGIN:
This spell was developed in ancient China by Taoist philosophers. It is named for Lord Taizan, the god of the mountain Taishan in Shandong, China and one of the kings of hell. He is one of the most important deities in Onmyōdō. In this ritual, the supplicant beseeches Lord Taizan, Great King Enma, and the other judges of Meido and Jigoku to lengthen a person’s life span, save someone from death, or even restore life to the dead. Gold, silver, silk, saddled horses, and human life—usually substitutes in the form of katashiro, or paper dolls—are offered to the gods. No mantras or magical worlds are spoken; the gods are simply invited to sit down and participate. A formal letter of request is read to them, detailing the offerings and the virtues of the supplicants, and the precise divine intervention desired.
The Abe clan was famous for their knowledge of this spell. It is one of the reasons they were able to maintain a monopoly on the imperial Bureau of Onmyōdō. Under their offices, this spell was routinely performed for the emperors in order to increase their life spans and protect the country.
LEGENDS:
Abe no Seimei is particularly famous for his use of Taizan Fukun no Sai. He resurrected his father, who was murdered by Ashiya Dōman, and used it many other times in the service of the emperor and country.
Once, a high ranking monk of Mii-dera known as Chikō fell gravely ill. It was determined that his illness was the result of karma, and thus could not be cured with medicine. Abe no Seimei was summoned. He divined Chikō’s fortune, and discovered that death was imminent. However, Abe no Seimei said that if someone was willing to trade life spans with Chikō, he could perform the Taizan Fukun no Sai and save the priest’s life.
The priests all looked at each other uncomfortably. As much as they loved and admired Chikō, nobody was willing to sacrifice his own life in order to save him. Finally, a young man named Shōkū—an average pupil who had been studying for many years yet had never attracted the attention of Chikō or the other teachers—stepped forward and offered his own life.
Abe no Seimei accepted the offer. He immediately performed the Taizan Fukun no Sai. Shōkū writhed in anguish, his life span shrinking away, while Chikō rapidly began to recover. Finally, Chikō was cured, and Shōkū lay on death’s door. As the young pupil’s last breath left his body, he prayed with all his heart to a nearby painting of Fudō Myōō. Just then, tears poured from the painted eyes of Fudō Myōō, and the god’s voice was heard:
“If you would take the place of your teacher, then let me take your place instead.”
Suddenly, Shōkū and Chikō sat up, both of then restored to life.
- source : yokai.com/taizanfukunnosai

. Abe no Seimei 阿倍晴明 (921 - 1005) .




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東嶽大帝(仁聖大帝)Togaku Taitei




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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 .


. 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru - ABC .


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

................................................................................. Fukui 福井県 
遠敷郡 Onyū - Onyu district 名田庄村 Natashomura

Osaizangitsune おさいざん狐 a fox named O-Saizan
On a rock above the shrine 加茂神社 Kamo Jinja there lives a 白狐 white fox called O-Saizan. He/she is the protector of Taizan Fukun.
The 狐の火の玉 fire ball of the fox can fly from 天壇 the heavenly abode of Taizan Fukun all the way to this Kamo Shrine.

加茂神社 Kamo Jinja
福井県大飯郡おおい町名田庄納田終127-4



After the Ōnin War 応仁の乱 Onin no Ran in 1467, members of 土御門家 the clan of Tsuchimmikado (from a branch-family of Abe no Seimei 阿倍晴明 (921 - 1005)) fled here. They were strong believers in the power of Kamo Jinja shrine in Kyoto and spread the belief in this shrine in the region.
In the village there are still many thatched-roof houses that have retained their form for centuries.


. Tsuchimikado, Tsuchi no Mikado 土御門天皇 (1196 – 1231) .
- reigned from 1198 to 1210.
- and the famous Onmyōji, Abe no Seimei 阿倍晴明 (921 - 1005)

. Kyoto - The Kamo Shrine complex .
Shimogamo Shrine 下鴨神社 and Kamigamo Shrine 上賀茂神社


. kitsune densetsu 狐 伝説 fox legends .

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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -

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2017/07/02

Tama Henro Yakushi Temples

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Tama Henro - Yakushi Nyorai Temples

There are 10 temples with Yakushi Nyorai as the main deity in the pilgrimage. They will be introduced here.
As the Buddha of Healing, Yakushi is very popular and his temples are well visited.

. 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai Bhaisajyaguru .


多摩八十八ヶ所霊場の案内 - homepage reference for each temple
- reference source : tesshow.jp/tama/tama... -

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03 Ikooin 井口院 Iko-In
神竜山 井口院 開空寺
新義真言宗 // 三鷹市上連雀7-26-26 / Mitaka, KamiRenjaku



The temple was constructed on request of 井口八郎左衛門春重 Iko Hachirozaemon Harushige, who was the first developer of the land around the village 石神井村 Shakujiimura. He called 清長和尚 priest Kiyonaga in 1672, who came from 中野宝仙寺 Nakano Hosen-Ji.

- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


Nr. 70 at 関東八十八ヵ所霊場 Kanto Henro Pilgrimage


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06 Jooshooji 常性寺 Josho-Ji
医王山 長楽院 常性寺
真言宗豊山派 // 調布市国領町1-2-8 Chōfu-shi, Kokuryōchō

The temple has been erected along the river Tamagawa in the Kamakura period. 祐仙法印 Priest Yusen got a copy of the Fudo statue from Narita and the temple is thus known as
調布不動尊 Chofu Fudo Son

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Nr. 69 at 関東八十八ヵ所霊場 Kanto Henro Pilgrimage


Hotei of the 調布七福神の布袋尊 Chofu pilgrimage to the Seven Gods of Good Luck.



The seated statue of Yakushi is 二尺五寸 high.
also called Yakuo Nyorai 医王如来.

本堂には、薬師如来(金剛仏・丈二尺五寸)座像が安置されています。
薬師如来は、別名「医王如来」ともいい、医薬を司る仏様として仏の教えを聞き、悟りの道を実践することができるように、多くの人々のさまざまな心身の病を癒してきました。
- source : www.josyoji.jp -

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22 Fumonji 普門寺 Fumon-Ji
大悲山 清涼院 普門寺
新義真言宗 // 府中市宮町3-17-1 Fuchū-shi, Miyamachi

The founding of the temple in not clear, but in 1522 it has ben revived by 惠傳法印 Priest Eden.

The main statue beside Yakushi Nyorai is 観世音菩薩立像 Kannon Bosatsu.

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25 Hooshooin 宝性院 Hosho-In
泰明山 寶性院 薬師寺 Yakushi-Ji
真言宗豊山派 // 府中市是政2-7-13 Fuchū-shi, Koremasa

Founded about 1660.

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29 Kokubunji 国分寺 Kokubun-Ji
医王山 / 醫王山 Iozan - 西勝院
真言宗豊山派 // 国分寺市西元町1-13-16 Kokubunji-shi, Nishimotomachi

The main statue beside Yakushi in 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.
Founded in the Nara period.
The 薬師堂 Yakushi Hall was built later by the 新田氏 Nitta clan.

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34 Hoojuin 宝樹院 Hoju-In
慈光山 宝樹院
真言宗智山派 // 西東京市泉町2-7-25 Nishitōkyō-shi, Izumichō

Founded in 1711

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42 Shinpukuji 真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji
龍華山 清浄光院 真福寺
真言宗豊山派 // 武蔵村山市中藤1-37-1  Musashimurayama-shi, Nakatō



Founded in 710 by 行基 Gyoki Bosatsu. The building was lost in 1220 through fire and rebuilt in 1260 by 瀧性法師.

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43 Yakuooji 薬王寺 Yakuo-Ji
医王山 薬王寺
真言宗豊山派 // 青梅市今井1-2520 Oume-shi, Imai



The temple was founded in 1339 by 法相宗の僧良誓.
The statue of Yakushi is said to be made by 聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi. The 薬師堂 Yakushi Hall was built on request of Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1649.
The temple is famous for its azalea park.

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61 Shoofukuji 正福寺 Shofuku-Ji
今熊山 Imakumazan 正福寺 Shofuku-Ji
真言宗豊山派 // 八王子市上川町377 Hachioji, Kamikawamachi

Founded in 1364 by 重円上人 Saint Choin . The building was lost to fire in 1705 and 1844.
Related to the shrine 今熊神社 Imakuma Jinja.


painting of a dragon


- Legend of Mount Imakuma and 刈寄山 Mount Kariyoseyama in Oku-Tama -


source : toki.moo.jp/gaten..655..

The wife of 安閑天皇 Ankan Tenno (466 - 536), Empress 橘仲皇女 Tachibana no Nakatsu Himemiko, was lost and could not be found. Following a divination of the deities he went to pray at Mount Imakumasan and called out her name. And indeed, he found her. Since that time, the Shrine is famous for helping people to find lost ones and abducted children, by calling out the name of the missing.
yobawari yama 呼ばわり山
Not only humans, all kinds of missing or lost things can be found calling out the name of the item and waiting for an echo to come back.

At the back of the mountain shrine is a stone memorial 天狗の文字 for a Tengu - so maybe - it's this Tengu who abducts humans and takes away things, only to bring them back when called for it properly.
This story relates to the temple 正福寺 Shofuku-Ji and Saint Choin, who had come from 熊野本宮 Kumano Hongu, Wakayama

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今熊神社 Imakuma Jinja



今熊神社遥拝殿 背後の山が今熊山 - 朝日に輝く今熊神社本殿
今熊稲荷明神 Imakuma Inari Shrine
今熊神社中興の祖 鳳明線刻像 Saint Homei
今熊神社のミツバツツジ Rhododendron dilatetum
今熊神社獅子舞 Imakuma Shishimai lion dance


金剛ノ滝 Waterfall - 滝を見下ろす不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
- reference source : kawaguchitengou.sakura.ne.jp/imakumajinnja -

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76 Daigiji 大義寺 Daigi-Ji / Taigi-Ji
龍華山 Ryukazan 大義寺 Daigi-Ji
真言宗智山派 // 八王子市元横山町2-8-4 Hachioji, Motoyokoyamachō



Founded in 1336 by 徳翁法印  priest Tokuo Hoin .
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. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja - Fudo Myoo .


. 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru - ABC .


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2017/06/04

Enma Emmado Edo

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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in 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:
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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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. 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) -


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2017/04/24

Seikoji Temple Kyoto

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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
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Seikooji, Seikō-Ji 星光寺 Temple Seiko-Ji
京都の六角大宮 / Kyoto Rokkaku no Miya

This temple is famous for an old picture scroll



星光寺縁起絵巻 Seiko-Ji Engi Emaki - Legends about the origin of Seikō-ji
attributed to 土佐光信 Tosa Mitsunobu (1434 - 1525)

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This is a two-volume picture scroll on the origin and history of Seikoji Temple and the miracles of its principal deity, Jizo Bodhisattva, also known as Yanefuki Jizo 屋根葺地蔵 (Jizo repairing a roof) and one of the six Jizos (bodhisattvas) in central Kyoto.
The articles on January 27 and February 29, 1487 of Sanetaka Koki 実隆公記 (Sanetaka's diary) show that Sanjo Sanetaka wrote the legend to the Seikoji Engi-e (paintings of the origins and history of Seikoji Temple) drawn by Tosa Mitsunobu.
Therefore, it used to be generally believed that the two existing volumes together with the legend constituted the standard work of Mitsunobu. However, at present, it is considered to be a quality copy of Mitsunobu's original work, which was made soon after Mitsunobu's original work was created. Nevertheless, the paintings in the scroll constitute the standard work of the late 15th century.
Inside the residence of Taira no Sukechika 平資親 (first volume, act 1), the 山城守 governor of Yamashiro, paintings can be seen on papered sliding doors (fusuma-e), which depict a Mokkei-type bamboo groove and monkeys. The reed and crane fusuma-e paintings surrounding Sukechika's bedroom (first volume, act 3) are also drawn in sumi ink (suibokuga). It is interesting to see how much yamato-e (Japanese paintings) painters have mastered the suibokuga techniques through the fusuma-e. The panels of a folding screen form one large, continuous scene without borders that used to be applied every two panels to divide the screen into sections.
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Yanefuki Jizo 屋根葺地蔵 Jizo repairing a roof


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. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction .


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Some details of oni 鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell









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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .
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土佐光信 Tosa Mitsunobu (1434 - 1525)

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a Japanese painter, the founder of the Tosa school of Japanese painting.
Born into a family that had traditionally served as painters to the Imperial court, he was head of the court painting bureau from 1493 to 1496.
In 1518 he was appointed chief artist to the Ashikaga shogunates.
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. Sanzu no Kawa 三途の川 River Sanzu, the river on the way to hell .


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. jigoku no oni 地獄の鬼 demons of the Buddhist hell .

. Onipedia - 鬼ペディア - Oni Demons - ABC-List - .

. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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2017/02/26

Edo Tokyo Pilgrimages

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. Pilgrimages in Japan - Introduction .
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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


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- - - - - 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

03 . 仏法山 / 佛寶山 Buppozan 西光院 Saiko-In 無量寺 Muryo-Ji .
福寿無量に諸願を成就させる寺院
Gofunai Nr. 59

04 . 宝珠山 / 寶珠山 Hojuzan 地蔵院 Jizo-In 与楽寺 Yoraku-Ji .
我ら一切の者に安楽を与える寺院
Gofunai Nr. 56

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

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

. Amida Nyorai 阿弥陀如来 .

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

. Enmadoo 閻魔堂 Emma-Do, Emma Halls in Edo .
- 深川ゑんま堂 - Fukagawa Emma-Do
- 華徳院 Ketoku-In - Suginami
- 太宗寺 Taiso-Ji - Shinjuku
- 善養寺 Zenyo-Ji - Toshima

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- - - - - 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

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- - - - - 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 .
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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

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- - - - - 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


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- - - - - 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 (many are also in Gofunai)
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- reference source : kazu1950.blog.fc2.com-

. Arakawa 88 Henro Temples 荒川辺八十八ヶ所霊場 .

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

隅田川七福神 Sumidagawa

多聞寺(毘沙門天)
墨田区墨田5-31-13
白髭神社(寿老神)
墨田区向島5-5-22
向島百花園(福禄寿尊)
墨田区向島5-1-14(ふだんは白髭神社に祀ってある)
長命寺(弁財天)
墨田区墨田3-10-2
弘福寺(布袋尊)
墨田区向島5-3-2
三囲神社(大国神)
墨田区向島2-5-17
三囲神社(恵比寿神)
墨田区向島2-5-17

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亀戸七福神 Kameido

龍眼寺布袋尊 Hotei
江東区亀戸3-34-2
江東天祖神社福禄寿 Fukurokuju
江東区亀戸3-38-35
. Fumon-In 普門院毘沙門天 Bishamonten .
江東区亀戸3-43-3
亀戸香取神社恵比寿神 Ebisu
江東区亀戸3-57-22
亀戸香取神社大国神 Daikoku
江東区亀戸3-57-22
. Togaku-Ji 東覚寺弁財天 Benzaiten .
江東区亀戸4-24-1
常光寺寿老人 Jurojin
江東区亀戸4-48-3

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柴又七福神 Shibamata

医王寺【恵比寿天】
葛飾区柴又5-13-6
宝生院【大黒天】
葛飾区柴又5-9-18
柴又帝釈天題経寺【毘沙門天】
葛飾区柴又7-10-3
真勝院【弁財天】
葛飾区柴又7-5-28
良観寺【宝袋尊】
葛飾区柴又3-33-13
万福寺【福禄寿】
葛飾区柴又6-17-20
観蔵寺【寿老人】
葛飾区高砂5-5-2

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谷中七福神 Yanaka Shichifukujin



. 福禄寿 Fukurokuju .
恵比寿神青雲寺
荒川区西日暮里3-6-4
布袋尊修性院
荒川区西日暮里3-7-12
毘沙門天天王寺
台東区谷中7-14-8
寿老人長安寺
台東区谷中5-2-22
大黒天護国院
台東区上野公園10-18
弁財天弁天堂
台東区上野公園3不忍池内

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深川七福神
下谷七福神
浅草七福神
日本橋七福神
千住七福神
伊興七福神
山手七福神
池上七福神
東海七福神
荏原七福神
板橋七福神
新宿山之手七福神
港七福神
雑司が谷七福神

. shichifukujin mairi 七福神参り .


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- - - - - 薬師霊場 Yakushi Nyorai Temples

江戸十二薬師 Edo 12 Yakushi Temples

06 . 萬徳山 Mantokuzan 聖宝院 Shobo-In 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji .
08 東叡山 寛永寺 一乗院 東京都台東区上野1丁目 : 身代わり薬師
- The other temples are not yet decided.


関東九十一薬師霊場 91 temples in Kanto


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

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

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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

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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 .

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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)

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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
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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


. Ginza Hatcho Jinja 銀座八丁神社 Shrines in 8 Ginza districts .
1.幸稲荷神社 Saiwai Inari Jinja
2.銀座稲荷神社 Ginza Inari Jinja
3.龍光不動尊 "Fashion" Ryuko Fudo Son
4.朝日稲荷神社 Asahi Inari Jinja
5.銀座出世地蔵尊 Ginza Shusse Jizo
6.宝童稲荷神社 Hodo Inari Jinja
7.あづま稲荷神社 Azuma Inari Jinja
8.靍護稲荷神社 Kakugo Inari Jinja 
9.成功稲荷神社 Seiko Inari Jinja
10.豊岩稲荷神社 Toyoiwa Inari Jinja
- and 八官神社 Hachikan Jinja // 宝珠稲荷神社 Hoju Inari Jinja


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2016/10/24

Tengu from Nikko

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Nikkoozan Tookooboo 日光山東光坊 - Tengu Tokobo. Toko-Bo from Mount Nikko
He is one of the
. 四十八天狗 48 Tengu of Japan .

There lived another Tengu, also one of the 48 great ones, called
Myoogizan Nikkooboo 妙義山日光坊 - Nikkobo, Myogisan (Myogiyama)
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En no Gyoja 役小角 and Unpen Shonin 雲遍上人 once came to a 清瀧 waterfall in the 日光山 Nikko Mountains to practise austerities. Suddenly a black cloud hang over the waterfall and a terrible thunderstorm rattled and strong wind blew.
The two of them were 一心不乱 undisturbed by all this, sat down and said their esoteric mantras in deep quiet.
Suddenly the sky cleared again and now they saw a Tengu sitting in the branches of the large cedar tree. The Tengu faded from sight in no time.

. Tengu, sugi 天狗と杉と伝説 Legends about Tengu and Cedar trees .
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Nikkoozan Tookooboo 日光山東光坊 Tengu Tokobo. Toko-Bo from Mount Nikko


source : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/gtmf10

In a highland called 古峯ヶ原 Kobugahara, from where the town of 鹿沼市 Kanuma can be overlooked, there is the shrine
Komine Jinja 古峯ヶ原古峯神社 (Furumine Jinja).
It dates back more than 1300 years. If was founded by a man from Kyoto, 隼人 Hayato,
and its deity in residence is
日本武尊 Yamato Takeru

This shrine is better known by its name of
Tengu no Yashiro 天狗の社 Shrine of the Tengu
People used to stay here for religious rituals and practise, so it is also called
Tengu no yado 天狗の宿 "The Inn of the Tengu"


古峯ヶ原古峯神社 - Tochigi Prefecture, 鹿沼市 Kanuma, Kusagyu, 3027


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The shrine has many memorabilia of the Tengu, big and small.
It also offers stamps of the Tengu, 天狗の御朱印 with 16 different faces of the Tengu.






. Tengu Shuin 天狗朱印 temple stamps .

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There used to live many Tengu in the mountains of Nikko, and their boss was Tokobo.

Apart from Toko-Bo and Nikko-Bo there was the local Tengu

Kobugahara Hayatoboo 古峯ヶ原隼人坊 Hayato-Bo from Kobugahara
It is not quite clear if he is the person who founded the shrine.
Hayato may have been a disciple of En no Gyoja or a relative of
. Zenkibō 前鬼坊 Zenkibo, Zenki-Bo .
and his wife Goki 後鬼.

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. Shoodoo Shoonin 勝道上人 Priest Saint Shodo Shonin - Introduction . (735 - 817)
practised Shugendo rituals in Nikko and helped deepen the belief in the Tengu, who would protect people from misfortune and extinguish fires in the region.

There is a ceremony in Nikko where the participants receive large bowls of rice.
Nikko Gohanshiki 日光強飯式 Nikko Gohan Shiki
It is also called
tengu no goohan 天狗の強飯 large rice portion of the Tengu
..... One bowl contains 5,4 kilograms (一升五合) of rice.
This ceremony goes back to Saint Shodo Shonin (Shoodoo Shoonin 勝道上人)(735 - 817), who started the mountain worship in Nikko, connecting the Shinto and Budshist religion.

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日光の天狗は徳川家康 The Tengu of Nikko and Tokugawa Ieyasu

Mount Nantaisan 男体山 (2484.2m) in Oku Nikko had been first visited by Saint Shodo in 782. At that time it was called 補陀洛山 Fudaraku San, later changed to 二荒山(ふたらやま) Futarayama.
Kobo Daishi Kukai read the two Chinese characters 二荒 as にこう nikoo, and soon the name changed to にっこう Nikko. The Chinese characters then changed to 日光.



Legend says that Toko-Bo was in incarnation of 徳川家康 Tokugawa Ieyasu.
His posthumous name was 東照権現 Tosho Gongen, but legend says he had also pondered the name of
Tookoo Gongen 東光権現 Toko Gongen (Deity Shining in the East)

Since his soul-Tengu was a newcomer, he tried to fight the older Tengu of the deep mountains of Nikko, but always lost ground.

When his memorial shrine, 東照宮 Toshogu, was finished, many people came to visit here and venerate the former Shogun (turned Tengu), so the older Tengu of Nikko were quite upset.
They played tricks on the visitors and caused much confusion.

The year turned to 1825, the time of 徳川家斉 Shogun Tokugawa Ienari.
His Minister, Mizuno Dewa no Kami 水野出羽守, made friends with the Old Tengu of Kobugahara, Hayato-Bo, who helped him to get rid of the other Old Tengu by putting up a sign forbidding them to come closer and not disturb the visitors coming to venerate the Shogun turned Tengu Toko-Bo. If they did not like it, they were free to move on to the other famous Tengu Mountains, like Atago, Kurama, Akiba or Hikosan.
- This sounds like a fantastic tale . . . maybe it is true? maybe not true?

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As late as 1860, in advance of a visit by the shogun Iemochi, officials of the city of Nikko posted an official notice:
To the tengu and the other demons:
Whereas our shogun intends to visit the Nikko mausoleums next April: Now therefore, Tengu and other demons inhabiting these mountains must remove elsewhere until the shogun’s visit is concluded.

. Hirata Atsutane 平田篤胤 and the Tengu 仙童寅吉 Sendo Torakichi .


. Tokugawa Ieyasu 徳川家康 . (1543 - 1616) .
and his mausoleum, 日光の東照宮 Nikko no Tosho-Gu

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In the Manga world the Tengu Tokobo is a master of 光壁術
日光に住まう陽気で楽天家な天狗。
明るく人当りも良いが人間は天狗に従属すべきだと思っており、一度比叡天狗に追放されている。
- reference source : wikiwiki.jp/heian -

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Myoogizan Nikkooboo 妙義山日光坊 Nikko-Bo, Nikkobo, Myogisan
He is now venerated in Gunma at Mount Myogisan (Myogizan).



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Mt. Myogisan
The fantastically shaped rocks sculpt dramatic forms of natural beauty and offer various attractive landscapes throughout the seasons. Mt. Myogisan can be viewed with pleasure from afar or enjoyed by climbing its steep slopes, so that it is loved by photographers and mountaineers.
- source : visitgunma.jp/en/sightseeing -

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Myoogi Jinja 妙義神社 Shrine Myogi Jinja
It was founded in 537 and is thus one of the oldes shrines in Japan.
The Mountain Deity itself is enshrined here.
The Deity is venerated for protecting from fire, bring a good harvest and also for good business and prosperity. So many famous Daimyo Lords came here to worship and donate buildings and treasures.
日本武尊 Prince Yamato Takeru is also enshrined here.

This shrine is located near the eastern foot of Mount 白雲山 Hakuun-zan, one of the peaks of Mt. Myogi.
It is known for its bright colours and decorative ornaments.
The shrine building now is from around 1700.
At its gate are two Demon statues, one red and one in green, with tiger-skin pants.
This shrine serves quite a lot of deities and mountain spirits.

At the back of the main shrine is a small sub-shrine dedicated to the regional Tengu.


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When Yamato Takeru climbed 白雲山 Mount Hakuun-zan , he founded a shrine to venerate the deity
Hagoso 波己曽(はごそ)神, and the mountain was named after it, 波己曽山 Hagoso-zan. This name later changed to Myogiisan.
Hakoso Jinja 波己曽神社 / 波己曽(はこそ)神社 Hakoso Shrine

In the year 1394 a high-ranking court official named 花山院 Kazan-In 右近衛大将藤原長親 Nagachika (? - 1429) renounced the world and became a Waka poet and monk, calling himself
Kooun Meigi 耕雲明魏 (こううんめいぎ)Koun Meigi
and built his humble abode at mount 華頂山 Kacho-zan in the forests of Kyoto, one of the 36 peaks of the 東山三十六峰 / 東山36峰 Higashiyama Mountain range.
After living there for about 10 years, he took of for a trip to the Kanto region and ended up at Mount Myogisan. The local people had great faith in him.
After his death he was venerated as
Myoogi Hooshi 妙魏法師 Myogi Hoshi , changing his name from
明魏 Meigi to 妙義 Myogi, and also changing the name of the Mountain range in his honor.

- HP of the shrine Myogi Jinja
Hakoso sha 波己曽社(はこそしゃ) Hakoso Shrine in the compound.
- reference source : myougi.jp/yuisho -


. Yamato Takeru 日本武尊 .
legendary prince of the Yamato dynasty - Introduction -


For Yosa Buson, this mountain reminded him of the famous
峨眉山 Gabi San in China.


source : cardiac.exblog.jp

. Yosa Buson 与謝蕪村 visiting Myogisan .

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Tengu Myoogiboo 天狗妙義坊 Myogi-Bo, Myogibo
Ueno Myogiboo
上野妙義坊 Ueno Myogi-Bo


He is one of the
. 四十八天狗 48 Tengu of Japan .

Mount Myogisan with his special rock formation is venerated as the deity
Myogi Daigongen 妙義大権現
with the character DAI LARGE as its symbol.

The Tengu 妙義坊 Myogi-Bo is an incarnation of this Gongen.

妙義山の大ノ字 Myogisan no Dai no Ji



People walking along the old roads with a view to Mount Mogisan folded their hands in prayer.

- reference source : toki.moo.jp/gaten/401-450 413... -

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source : toki.moo.jp/gaten/101-150/gate129/gate129...

This Tengu lived at 金洞山 Mount Kondosan, the middle peak of the Myogisan range.
He is also called priest 長清法印天狗 Nagakiyo Hoin Tengu.
He is a kind of kaijin 怪人 phantom Yokai with special powers, swapping places from the persimmon trees in the village to the clouds up in the sky. He is very strong and once stopped a mountain slide during a huge rainstorm. There are various legends about him in the village.
His father was a retainer of the 小田原北条家 Hojo clan of Odawara and got killed. To revenge him, Nagakiyo practised austerities in the mountains to become strong. fter taking revenge, he spent some time at the temple 寛永寺 Kanei-Ji in Ueno, but then came back to Mound Kondosan.

His mask is called 魔除妙義山中之岳大天狗 Mayoke Myogi Nakanotake Dai Tengu
and helps to prevent evil influence.
At the bottom of the mountain is the Shrine 中之岳神社 / 中之嶽神社 Nakanotake Jinja.



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Hooseiboo 比叡山法性坊 Hoseibo, Hieizan
one of the 48 Tengu.



妙義大権現 Myogi Daigongen is supposed to be Hosei-Bo from Hieizan
比叡山十三代目の座主法性坊尊意僧正, he came here in 940.
He promised to help the people who live in this region.
「われは比叡山座主(ざす)尊意僧正なり。宿世の縁でこの山に住し、衆生を済度せん」


上毛三山・妙義山の奥ノ院
Three peaks of 白雲山 - 金鶏山 - 金洞山
波己曽とは岩社(いわこそ)の意味で岩がご神体
- reference source : toki.moo.jp/gaten/251-300/gate292 -

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The Tengu Jirobo first lived at Mount Hieizan 比叡山, but moved on to moved on to 比良山 Hirasan in Shiga.

. Jirooboo, Jirōbō 次郎坊 / 二郎坊 Jirobo Tengu .

At 横川の大師 the Temple of Yokawa Daishi at Mount Hieizan, there is a Tengu Room. It is locked up with nails on all four sides.
Sometimes people can hear the sound of wings flapping inside.
and
a story about the toilet of Enryaku-Ji, where a Tengu from India took home.
比叡山延暦寺のトイレに辿り着いた天竺天狗

Tenjiku Tengu 天竺天狗 The Tengu from India
In the 今昔物語 Konjaku Monogatari (early 12c) there are 11 stories about Tengu. One is about a Tengu from India, who came to Japan via China, to obstruct the Law of Buddhism. It might have been connected to legends about the Garuda Bird ガルーダ(迦楼羅.

The Tengu from India followed the flow of the waters and rivers, from Hakata to the Setonaikai Sea and up the Ujigawa toward Hieizan.
比叡山の横川 Yokogawa at Hieizan had been founded by Ennin.
The Tengu choose to stay at the toilet of the temple.
The voices of priests reciting the sutras in the temple were to be heard, but the deities never came close. The voices reciting sutras came running down the river and past the toilet. As the Tengu form India listened to them all the time, he changed his mind and decided to help the Law of Buddhism. He choose to become a human with the name
Myoogu, Myōgu 明救(みょうぐ) Myogu.
He was the son of Imperial Prince 有明 Ariakira.
He administered the affairs of Mt. Hiei one year and died on the 5th day of the 7th month of 1020 at the age of 75.
- reference : High Priest Myogu (946 - 1020) -


. Tengu Nichiryo from India 天竺(インド)の日良 .
and 愛宕山太郎坊 Atago Tarobo Tengu


. Tengu no Ma 天狗の間 - 伝説 Legends about the Tengu Room .


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