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Shoomudoo An 聖無動庵 Shomudo-An
hermitage of the Precious Immovable Saint

The Shomudo hermitage was founded in 2005 in the Alps in France by the Venerable Kûban Jakkôin (Sylvain Guintard), as a place of ascetic practices, a place of worship and also a home from which to broadcast the teachings of the Shugendo in the West.

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SHÔMUDÔ-AN - Hermitage of Unmovable Saints

The hermitage of the Precious Immovable Saint (Fudo Myoo) SHOMUDO-AN was founded following the long coma of Venerable Kuban, as a sign of thanks towards the Saint Founder of Shugendo (Enno Gyoja) and of various divinities of esoteric Buddhism. The hermitage is following the miscalenious Tradition of HONZAN-SHUGEN-SHÛ congregation, the shugen Path of the Original Mountain!
The head-quarter temple the Imperial temple SHOGOIN-MONZEKI in Kyoto.

The principal deities of the hermitage are: DAINICHI NYORAI (the Buddha Maha-Vairocana); Karasawa "Sho-no-Iwaya" FUDO MYOO (the Vidyaraja Acalanantha of the cave of the celestial flute); the divine avatar IZUNA DAIGONGEN, MIROKU BOSATSU (bodhisattva Maitreya); JIMPEN DAIBOSATSU (Enno Gyoja's posthume name); SHUGYO DAISHI (master of ascetic pratices, Enno gyoja during his ascetic periode at Mt Sanjo), Senju Kannon, Akiba Daigongen, Monju Bosatsu, Fugen Bosatsu, Kongosattva, Hachiman Daibosatsu and the great Tengu.

Three of its divinities are of the "Secret Buddhas" (hibutsu) of Japan: JIMPEN DAIBOSATSU (the great bodhisattva of metamorphic transformation) main Deity of the imperial temple Shogoin in Kyoto; SHUGYO DAISHI (the great master of asceticism) of the monastery of Mount Sanjo in the Mt Omine of Japan and the very secret IZUNA DAIGONGEN: the protective divinity prayed to by General Takeda Shingen (at the time of the feudal wars in Japan, 500 years ago) and also by the majority of the native ninjas of Mount Togakushi. Cental altar deity is MIROKU Bosatsu, Maitreya bodhisttava.

Japan July 2011 Shômudô hermitage Yamabushi
and Shogoin Monzeki temple staff for Sango/Tokudo Ceremony

(Nun Jôko, Gomonshu Miyagi Tainen, Abbot Nakamura, Venerable Kûban, Yamabushi Kenban, Yamabushi Kennin, Yamabushi Seigen, Yamabushi Kena, Yamabushi Kenkaku)

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Shoogo-In 聖護院門跡 
Shogo-In Monzeki - Imperial temple

15 Shogoin Nakamachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto

Founded 900 years ago.
Nearby is the forest 聖護院の森 Shogo-In no Mori, where a love-suicide took place in 1744.
井筒屋伝兵衛 23 years, courtesan お俊 20 years
Now also a topic for Kabuki.
お俊 -伝兵衛 - 1734年11月16日

天台の第5代座主、智證大師円珍 Enchin (814-91)が、 熊野那智の滝に一千日篭居をされた後、熊野より大峰修行を行われました。
その後大師の後を継ぎ、常光院の増誉大僧正が大峰修行を行われ、 修験僧として名をはせました。

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...  Shogoin-Monzeki Temple ... The town around the temple looked different from usual. It looked crowded and the booths of the Yatsuhashi Japanese sweets lined. Junteido Temple, one of the sub-temples of Shogoin-Monzeki has an annual event called Godairiki-san which is worship for five bosatsu Buddha statues on February 23rd.

You can see a little different costume from the usual monk’s one at this temple. The costumed people are called Yamabushi, who walk, walk and strive for training in the mountain. This is one of the Buddhism training. They usually dangle the triton from their waist. Shogoin-Monzeki Temple is the head temple of Yamabushi worship.

On this day, free kasujiru miso soup with sake is served. You can enjoy an unique winter event and be warm up!
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"Shogoin Yatsuhashi" main store
京都府京都市左京区 聖護院西町7

Yatsuhashi refers to 八橋検校 Yatsuhashi Kengyo (1614 - 1685). The hard bisquit has the form of a koto instrument.

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. 智證大師 Chisho Daishi Enchin Enchin 圓珍 - 円珍 .
(814 - 891)
a nephew of Kobo Daishi

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Yatsuhashi Kengyō 八橋 検校
(1614–1685) was a Japanese musician and composer from Kyoto. The name Kengyō is an honorary title given to highly skilled blind musicians.

Yatsuhashi, who was born and died in Japan, was originally a player of the shamisen, but later learned the koto from a musician of the Japanese court. Originally restricted to the court, Yatsuhashi is credited as the first musician to introduce and teach the koto to general audiences. He is thus known as the "Father of Modern Koto."

He changed the limited selection of six pieces to a brand new style of koto music which he called kumi uta. Yatsuhashi changed the Tsukushi goto tunings, which were based on tunings used in gagaku, and with this change a new style of koto was born. He adapted the Hirajoshi scale and the Insen scale for the koto, from the shamisen repertoire.

Yatsuhashi is also credited as the composer of the important koto solo piece Rokudan-no-shirabe (六段の調, Music of Six Steps), although he may not actually have composed it himself.
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