6/07/2014

Mizukiri Fudo

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Mizukiri Fudoo 水切り不動 Mizukiri Fudo, the "Water Cutter"

People pray to him when a wild river gets even wilder during heavy rainfall.

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The stone Buddhas of Moriya Sadaji 守屋貞治.
Stone Mason (1765 - 1832)
He became an apprentice of the craft when he was 15 and became independent at around 20. He worked until his end, when he was 68. He made more than 340 stone statues.


The wild river Mibugawa 三峰川, a trubutary to the Tenryugawa 天竜川, which flows from Nagano to Shizuoka, was flooding regularly during strong rain periods.
So to appease the spirit of the river, this Mizukiri Fudo was built.

長野県上伊那郡高遠町西高遠(建福寺)
1824 Takatomachi Nishitakato, Ina, Nagano 396-0211




大聖不動明王

The statue at Takatomachi, Katsuma is 1.5 m high and has been made by the stone mason of the village、Moriya Sadaji 守屋貞治.


There is also a normal Fudo statue by Sadaji at Komachiya, Komagane, Nagano 駒ヶ根 - 小町屋


- Look at many of his stone statues here
- source : www.isinohotoke.net


Fudo overlooking the valley

- source : shigeru.kommy.com/moriyateiji

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Shishigatani Mizukiri Fudo
鹿ヶ谷の水切り不動






- source : hamadra.jugem.jp

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There is a town at Shishigatani Fudoyama 鹿ケ谷不動山
Shishigatani Fudoyamacho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture


There is a pilgrimage to 12 temples dedicated to Myoken.
At temple 円成山霊鑑寺 Reigan-Ji there is also a statue of Fudo Myo-O beside the Myoken statue.
Shishigatani no Myooken san 鹿ケ谷の妙見さん

This temple for nuns was build in 1652 for the daughter of Gomizuno-O Tenno 後水尾天皇 and is one of the Monzeki temples of the Imperial Family in Kyoto.
People call it Tani Gosho 谷御所 "Honorable place in the Valley"



京都市左京区鹿ヶ谷御所ノ段町
Shishigatani Goshonodancho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto
- source : www.eonet.ne.jp/~jyunisimyouken


. Myoken Bosatsu 妙見菩薩 .
and Star Shrines, Hoshi Jinja 星神社

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- source : Takatoshi Goto - facebook

Izurusan Mangan-ji temple in Tochgi
出流山 満願寺 - 栃木県栃木市出流町288
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- Homepage of the temple
- source : www.idurusan.com

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Manganji temple is the seventeenth temple in the Bando (33 Kannon temples of kango region) pilgrimage circuit.
- source : templesofjapan.com/Manganji

. Soomen Jizoo そうめん地蔵 Somen Noodles Jizo .
with a legend from Mangan-Ji

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Some sources say there is a mizukiri Fudo in Meguro, Tokyo, but this is maybe a mix-up with
mizukake Fudo, a statue where you can throw water on it and make a wish.

. Meguro Fudo Temple 目黒不動 .


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. - Join Fudo Myo-O on facebook - .

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



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