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9/20/2017

Fudo Legends 03 Fukushima

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. Legends about Fudo お不動さま - 不動明王 .
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Fudo Myo-O legends from Fukushima
不動明王 - 福島県の伝説


. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .


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shibu 田螺 Tanishi, mud snail

Before the hatsu uma 初午 First Day of the Horse people put salt in the four corners of the yururi 圍爐裡 / ユルリ (irori 囲炉裏) open hearth。Then they throw mud snails on the roof. If they reach far to the other side, there will be no fire for the coming year.
Tanishi are the messengers of Fudo Myo-O.
If eaten, they will cure eye disease.

. tanishi 田螺 / たにし mud snail .

. hatsu uma, hatsu-uma 初午 First Day of the Horse .
in February


- Iwashiro province 岩代国. Nishiniidono, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima

Once upon a time
in the hamlet of Mokusho-uchi 杢少内 (Mukkyoji in local dialect ムッキョジ) in 西新殿 Nishiniidono there was a wooden statue of Fudo Myo-O お不動様 in the Fudo Hall on the hill.
The villagers had great faith in the statue and came to pray and worship here every day with all kinds of wishes.

. Tanishi Fudo タニシ不動 / たにし不動 Mud-Snail Fudo .
Legends from Fukushima and other prefectures.



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会津若松市 Aizu Wakamatsu

A story told by 長嶺トキ Nagamine Toki.
After an operation for an artificial hip joint she was unconscious for 4 days. In the evening of the 4th day in the room for the nurses there appeared Fudo Myo-O in the left corner of the ceiling. In the middle appeared many 地蔵様 Jizo figures and in the right there was 観音様 Kannon sama leading a child.
(After that vision she was healed.)


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原町市 Haramachi

tenjin 天人 heavenly maiden
A man named from the Miura clan named 三浦左近国清 Miura Sakon Kunikiyo lived in 太田村別所 Ota village 別所館 Besshonotate. He went to the Fudo Waterfall at 馬場村 Babamura to pray for a wife. That night Fudo appeared in his dream and told him, that in this world there was no wife to fit him. He should go to the pond at 五台山 Mount Godaisan where the tenjin 天人 heavenly maiden come to bath and snatch one of their hagoromo 羽衣 feather mantles. Kunikiyo did as he dreamt, got the mantle and went back home. Soon the maiden came to his home and wanted her mantle back, but eventually she stayed on and became his wife. They had two sons and one daughter.
When the children had grown up, the maiden took her mantle, said good bye and went back to heaven. Kunikiyo was very sad and his daughter was even more sad. She eventually threw herself into the pond and died. Now there is even a stone memorial in her memory at the pond, 姫塚 Himezuka.

and also
元亨3年(1323)、相馬重胤が下総から行方郡に入部した際、家臣の太田兵衛に迎えられて太田村にある別所館を居城にしたという。別所館にはそれ以前、鎌倉幕府の御家人である三浦義澄の末裔といわれる三浦左近国清という人物が住んでおり、相馬重胤の入部と共に館を明け渡したといわれる。
重胤は別所館に3年居住した後、嘉暦元年(1326)、行方郡小高村堀内に小高城を築いて移った。
- reference source : joukan.sakura.ne.jp/joukan/hukushima/bessho -




. hagoromo 羽衣 and the heavenly maidens .

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いわき市 Iwaki town 四倉町 Yotsukuramachi

shinmeisama しんめい様 Shinmei Sama
At the old family home of the 渡邊 Watanabe there was a 神明宮 Shinmei Shrine venerating the deity Shinmei Sama.
Eventually there was no successor to the family line to care for the Shrine. So Shinmei Sama called on Fudo for help and sent an old blind man to continue the worship.

. shinmeisama しんめい様 Shinmei Sama .

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郡山市 Koriyama 湖南町 Konan

Two farmers were sleeping in the fields during lunchtime, when suddenly a large boulder came rolling down and stopped right beside them. "This must be a stone to venerate Kannon Bosatsu"!
Then some specialists came from Aizu Wakamatsu and said it should be placed at the Waterfall of Kitamori 北森の滝 where Fudo Myo-O is venerated.
So the villagers carried the stone near the waterfall, shounting "Kan man baran" all the way. カンマンバラン Kanmanbaran is the local name of the Fudo Myo-O.
Kanmanboron, Kanman Boron カンマンボロン.


This is "kanman boron" in a different cliff
at Mizugakiyama 瑞牆山(みずがきやま) in Yamanashi
- source and photos : thunter.or.tv/irorian

noomaku sanmanda bazaradan senda
makaroshada sowataya
un tarata kanman

. The mantra of Fudo Myo-O .

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. 源八幡太郎義家 Minamoto no Yoshiie Hachimantaro .
He came to Oshu to fight 奥州征伐 the local people in 1189. At 不動滝 the Fudo Waterfall the 馬の足跡 footprints of his horse can still be seen.



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西白河郡 Nishi-Shirakawa district 表郷村 Omotegomura

ryuu 竜 dragon
Once it rained very very strong. A priest who had come along recited the sutras, then he left three コケラ(うろこ)fish scales and ascended to heaven.
A statue of Fudo with these three scales is the main statue of the temple 天竜山法泉寺 Tenryuzan Hosen-Ji.


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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
不動 福島

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. - Join Fudo Myo-O on facebook - Fudō Myō-ō .

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


. Legends about Fudo お不動さま - 不動明王 .

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1/15/2016

Nakano Fudo Fukushima

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. 36 Fudo Temples in Tohoku .  
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Nakano Fudo Son 中野不動尊
福島県福島市 - - 中野不動尊
Sekizaka-28 Iizakamachi Nakano, Fukushima

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

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When we visit Nakano Fudoson we are seeing one of Japan's three famous Fudosons.
Fudo are the great fearful-looking mountain gods, and oracle who created a sacred fire, which continues to burn to this day in a votive light in an inner sanctuary of the cave.




Three Fudo Myo-O's names are Yakuyoke, Ganshu, and Mikazuki,
and the spirit of The Three Fudo assists in granting any serious wish.
- source : welcome-fukushima.com -


Yakuyoke Fudo 厄除不動 in the Main Hall 本堂

Ganshu Fudo 眼守不動 in the Kito Dono 祈祷殿



Mikazuki Fudo 三ヶ月不動 in Oku no In cave 奥の院 洞窟


child attendant of Fudo in the Cave

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o-mamori amulets


. amulet for Rokusan 六三 deity of illness .




shuin 朱印 stamp of the temple

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : nakanofudouson.jp


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- - - reference 中野不動尊 - - -


. 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

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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


. 東北三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Tohoku .
 
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. Japan - after the BIG earthquake .
March 11, 2011, 14:46

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3/27/2015

Fudo Legends Miyagi

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. Legends about Fudo - Part 02 .
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Legends about Fudo お不動さま 
Miyagi prefecture 宮城県  


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玉造郡 鳴子町 Narugo / Naruko

鬼首村 Onikobe village (Demon Head Village) 
in the Kurikoma Quasi-National Park, is famous for its two geysers, “Benten” and “Unryu”
Onikoobe onsen 鬼首温泉 Onikobe Hot Spring



oni 鬼 the Demon
Once upon a time
a demon wanted to enter the village of Onikobe, but Fudo killed him and burned the body.
From the ashes arose many many many mosquitoes which to our day suck the blood of the people.



- 鬼の橋 Oni Demon Bridge to the village


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伊具郡 Igu Gun

tatsubu 田ツブ Tanishi mud snail
The 田ツブ tatsubu  is seen as a sacred animal of Fudo Myo-O.
Therefore people in the villages around Igu who believe in Fudo Myo-O do not eat them and also do not eat dogs.
ツブや犬を食べない。

. tanishi 田螺 / たにし mud snails .
Cipango paludina. Teichschnecke


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- More about O-Fudo sama and the Tanishi

Tanishi Fudo タニシ 不動 ・たにし不動 Mud-Snail Fudo
"Wasserschnecken-Fudo"


- - - - - Niigata 新潟県
新発田市 Shibata town
People in this town who believe in Fudo think of the rooster as his messenger. So they do not eat chicken meat and also they to not eat tanishi 田螺 mud snails.

Mitarase no Taki waterfall





- source and more photos : 郁丸 fumimaru


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Sugaya, Sugatani 菅谷

菅谷不動尊のお不動さま Sugatani Fudo and the Tanishi
temple 菅谷寺(かんこくじ) Kankoku-Ji

The temple has been founded in the Kamakura period. In 1189 when the uncle of Minamoto no Yoritomo, Minamoto no Mamoru源護念 had to flee from Mount Hieizan in Kyoto, he took the head of a Fudo Statue from temple Mudooji 無動寺 Mudo-Ji and brought it to Niigata. The statue is said to heal eye diseases 眼病. It is shown every seventh year, in the year of the hare / rabbit 卯年 and the rooster 酉年.

The temple is very old and has a lot of beautiful woodcarvings.
Here is the Dragon.



In the pond below the Mitarase waterfall are many tanishi mud snails. People bring them here and pray for eye diseases to be healed.
Some use the water to rinse their eyes to seek healing.



- source : masugatasou.jp


Sugatani Fudo Son on facebook

- source : www.facebook.com/sugatanifudouson

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お不動さまとタニシ O-Fudo sama to tanishi
- source : www.youtube.com

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The mountain priests of temple Shinko-Ji carried a wooden box with the head of a Nyorai Buddha on their mountain wanderings. The hairdo with many whirls is similar to the mud snail.



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Die Berg-Asketen des Shinko-Ji, Tokyo, trugen in einem hölzernen Schrein nur den Kopf eines Fudo mit auf ihren Bergwanderungen. Dieser Kopf hatte die Frisur eines Nyorai, mit vielen Wirbeln, daher auch "Wasserschnecken-Fudoo" (Tanishi Fudo) genannt.

. Fudo Myo-O - Deutsch .



source : hamatravel.com/shinakoji

"tanishi hairstyle"



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. Fukushima - Iwashiro province 岩代国.
Nishiniidono, Nihonmatsu, Fukushima

Once upon a time
in the hamlet of Mokusho-uchi 杢少内 (Mukkyoji in local dialect ムッキョジ) in 西新殿 Nishiniidono there was a wooden statue of Fudo Myo-O お不動様 in the Fudo Hall on the hill.
The villagers had great faith in the statue and came to pray and worship here every day with all kinds of wishes.
"Dear Fudo Sama, please let us have a bountiful rice harvest this year!"
"Please let my father get well soon!"
"Please let me become pregnant with a healthy baby!"

In the villge lived a man called Gohei 五兵衛.
He went to his fields every day to work hard.
And then one morning, when he came to his rice field he found a mud snail lying beside the path.
Gohei, who was a gentle man, began to talk to the mud snail:
"A very good morning to you, dear Mister Mudsnail たにしどん !"
The mud snail looked at him and replied
"Good morning to you too, Gohei san!"

On this day Gohei worked as usual till the evening and then went home.
Next morning he found two mud snails lying beside the path.

"Well, what do we have here! You found a friend, dear Mister Mudsnail! Good morning to you both!"
And this day too Gohei worked all day long in the fields.

And from this day on when he came to the field, he saw one more and one more and one more mud snail and greeted them all with a friendly "Good Morning".

Then after a few days he realized that the many mud snails begun to move on toward the hill.
"Oh well, what do we have now? All of you Mudsnails going to move on! What a surprise!"
And as he looked they almost reached the hill and were gone.

Now it was midnight. The village had become quiet and all had gone to sleep.
Suddenly there was a sound: jaan, jaaaan 「ジャーン、ジャーン」

The noisy sound from a temple bell was heard - oh dear - there was a fire!
The farmers woke up and run out of their homes to have a look.
"Over there, on the hill, at the Fudo Hall!"
Great flames lightened the sky above the Fudo Hall.
"Hurry up, get some water . . . hurry hurry!"

They all run up the hill and begun to carry water from the river way below it. They all worked in a frenzy . . . but it could not be helped, the Fudo Hall was almost burned down.
"How terrible, our dear Fudo sama, your hall is all burned down!"
"Our dear Fudo is made of wood . . . he has burned down now, how sad!"
They all stood by the burning remains and wept loudly, folding their hands in prayer.



Then came the next morning and it became light again.
"Look, hey look at that!"
Gohei raised his voice and pointed at the statue of Fudo Myo-O. It was all black now but still it was their beloved Fudo!
Gohei walked closer to have a good look.
All around the statue were the mud snails, protecting him and got burned themselves.
With little plops and plumps the finally fell down from the statue - quite dead.

But the statue had remained in its full splendor, thanks to the mud snails!

The surprised villagers all run up to the statue of Fudo.
"What a miracle! It seems the mud snails knew there would be a fire and had all moved up the hill and protected him! What a miracle indeed! Thanks to our dear Fudo Sama!"
They all wept in gratitude.
Later they had a new Fudo Hall built and by that time - as you might guess -
the statue was called

Tanishi Fudo たにし不動 Fudo of the Mud Snails

- source : Iwashiro Tourist Association

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白井市 Shiroi town 下戸沢

Tobifudoo, Tobi-Fudo 飛び不動 Flying Fudo
The statue is said to be carved by Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師
with respect to Itto Sanrai..
Once the Fudo Hall was all in flames, so the statue flew for a secure place in a rock cave. This is the reason why the halo of the statue has scratches - from the rock cave. So this statue does not have a halo any more.
In 1731 during the Great Earthquake on the 7th day of the 9th lunar month a huge boulder came down from the mountain behind the hall, but only one pillar of the small hall was crashed and like a miracle again the statue was not hurt.


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宮城県白石市小原字江志山6−1

. ittoo sanrai 一刀三礼 itto sanrai
carving one stroke with the blade and praying three times .


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yokai database 妖怪データベース
- source : www.nichibun.ac.jp

- source : www.google.co.jp

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. Legends - 昔ばなし mukashibanashi about Fudo .  
- Part 01 -

. Legends about Fudo - Part 02 .

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. - Join Fudo Myo-O on facebook - Fudō Myō-ō .

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



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9/30/2014

Seishinji Aomori

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Seishinji 青森寺 Seishin-Ji

Nr. 17 成田山 Naritasan - 青森寺 - 成田不動尊 Narita Fudo
Seishinji 青森寺 Seishin-Ji
Aomori 青森県 - 忍辱の道場 ninniku

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


- Nr. 17 on this pilgrimage :
. 津軽弘法大師霊場 - Tsugaru Kobo Daishi Reijo
Pilgrimage to 23 Kobo Daishi temples in Tsugaru .


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青森県青森市栄町1-4-24
1 Chome-4-24 Sakaemachi, Aomori Town

This temple is the sub-temple of Narita san in Chiba, main temple of Aomori.
The Chinese characters for the name 青森寺 usually read 青森 Aomori.

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

The main statue is the beneficial Fudo Myo-O 大聖不動明王.

In September 1888 the permission from the Head Temple in Narita was given to built a hall for Fudo Myo-O 青柳に不動堂 and hold rituals there.
The Hall was very popular and soon in 1908 the temple was build.
Pilgrims came from all over Northern Japan to pray here.
But during WW II, in the air raids of July 1945 most buildings were lost to fire.

All parishioners and friends of the temple collected money for the reconstruction, so in July 1957 a bigger and more beautiful Hall could be erected and the statue of Fudo Myo-O seated there.
Soon more buildings followed for the appeasement of local deities, 稲荷堂 Inari-Do for the Inari Fox Deity, 清瀧権現堂 Seiryu Gongen Do (for the Blue/Green Dragon Deity).

The most important festivals are the Setsubun Throwing of Beans in February and the Floating of Lanterns in July.


- Chant of the temple
めぐりきて 外ケ浜辺の ほとりなる 
成田不動へ 参へるうれした



The Nio Deva statues at the gate


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source : www.tohoku36fudo.jp


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- - - - - A wide selection of amulets


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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : www.aomori-naritasan.jp


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- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事

January
元 日       元朝大護摩供
15日~2月節分  開運厄除星まつり
28日 初不動大護摩供 First ritual for Fudo Myo-O  

February
節分  節分会(開運厄除追儺豆まき式) Setsubun

March
春分の日      彼岸会回向法要

July
25日 大祭流燈会(灯篭流し) Floating of Lanters

September
秋分の日      彼岸会回向法要

December
28日 納め不動大護摩供 Last ritual for Fudo Myo-O

- source : www.aomori-naritasan.jp


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. 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

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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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



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

Nr. 17  成田山 青森寺 Naritasan, Seishin-Ji

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

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9/28/2014

Kobo-Ji Tsugaru Aomori

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Koobooji 弘法寺 Kobo-Ji

Nr. 16 高野山 Koya-San - 弘法寺 - 身代り不動 Migawari Fudo
Koobooji 弘法寺 Kobo-Ji
Aomori 青森県 - 忍辱の道場 ninniku

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

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source and more photos : sadistic yuki 10

青森県つがる市木造吹原屏風山1-244
Byōbuzan-1-244 Kizukuri Fukihara, Tsugaru

The village of Kizukuri 木造町 in in the middle of the reclamation land of Tsugaru, but information about the founding of this temple is scarce.

It may have been founded by Kukai Kobo Daishi.
The 7th head pries lived about 600 years ago, his grave stone says.
There have been calamities due to flooding and other problems, but in the Meiji period the temple revived. The temple was then called
高野山九十九森寺

But in the Showa period, it became its name we know it today.

Since 1952, the temple is also called 西の高野山 弘法寺
the "Koya San in the West of Tsugaru".

- Chant of the temple
身代りの不動のおわす 津軽路の 
西の高野に 法のともしび


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the 不動堂 Fudo Hall



阿婆羅底童子 Abarati Doji in the garden

and one more Fudo in the garden


Mizukake Fudo 水かけ不動尊 to pour water over the statue

source and more photos : sadistic yuki 10


. Migawari Fudoo 身代わり不動尊 Fudo as Substitute .

. Tsugaru San Fudoo 津軽三不動
Three Famous Fudo Statues in Tsugaru, Aomori .


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北国八十八ヶ所霊場第六十一番札所
-- Nr. 61 of the 88 Northern Henro Temples




福禄寿 Fukuroku-Ju
. Tsugaru Shichifukujin 津軽七福神
Seven Gods of Good Luck in Tsugaru .


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津軽弘法大師霊場第十一番札所
-- Nr. 11 of the Kobo Daishi Pilgrimage of Tsugaru


o-yasumi Daishi お休み大師 Kobo Daishi taking a rest.

This is taken from the legend that Kobo Daishi on his pilgrimage in Shikoku once could not find a lodging for the night and had to rest below a bridge.
To our day the Henro pilgrims do not use their walking stick and carry it carefully when passing a bridge, so as not to awaken the sleeping Kukai.
There is a special small hall for this statue in the compound.

The prayer here is
ゆきなやむ 浮世の人を 渡さずば
一夜も十夜の 橋と思ほゆ



An amulet of the Sleeping Daishi !
(for 200 Yen)

Statue of Kobo Daishi in the garden


The two komainu real dogs at his feet wear red bonnets.

source and more photos : sadistic yuki 10


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



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

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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
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- another Kobo-Ji 弘法寺 in Kagoshima

鹿児島県鹿屋市串良町下小原4679-1
4679-1 Kushirachō Shimoobaru, Kanoya-shi, Kagoshima
with 5 Great Myo-O 五大明王
本尊:大日如来 脇侍:弘法大師、不動明王)
- source : www2.synapse.ne.jp/koubouji



- another Kobo-Ji 弘法寺 in Hagi, Yamaguchi
According to the temples founding legend Kukai (Kobo Daishi) stopped here on his way back from China and enjoyed the hot spring located next door.
Sopposedly founded in 807, the year after he was here.
- source : Jake Ojisan

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

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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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

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Henjo-In Akita

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Henjoo-In 遍照院 Henjo-In

Nr. 12 醫王山 / 医王山 - 長久寺 - 遍照院 - 長久不動 Chokyo Fudo
Henjoo-In 遍照院 Henjo-In -
Akita 秋田県 - 持戒の道場 - jikai

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

chookyoo 長久 chokyo - with the wish for a long period of existence.

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秋田県大館市上町6
6 Uwamachi, Ōdate-shi, Akita

Located in the Odate Plain of Akita.
The temple was supported by the Satake 佐竹 regents of Odate castle.
The Sakate samurai were called 小場 Koba before they changed their name around 1386.
The lord at that time, 小場大炊助義躬, had this one temple build outside the castle compound for the villagers to pray.

The main statue is Yakushi Nyorai, 薬師如来, Buddha of Healing and Medicine.
Other statues are
十二支守護佛 12 protector deities, Dainichi 大日 and Amida Nyorai 阿彌陀如来, 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O, the Bosatsu Kannon 観音, Kokuzo 虚空蔵, Monju 文殊, Fugen and 普賢 and Seishi 勢至菩薩. Most of them have their own halls now.
The statues are said to have been carved by the villagers themselves.

- Chant of the temple
光なす 仏住まわん 長久に 庭の公孫樹も 
参る 仏子にも




source : city.oga.akita.jp

. Michinoku no Yakushi みちのくの薬師如来 Yakushi from Tohoku .

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Ōdate (大館市 Ōdate-shi) is a city in Akita
Ōdate is located in the mountains of northern Akita Prefecture, with the Ou Mountains on the east and Aomori Prefecture to the north. The city is a basin surrounded by mountains on all sides. Part of the city is within the borders of the Towada-Hachimantai National Park.
Much of the city area is covered in forest. Due to its inland location, the city is noted for its heavy snowfall in winter.
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The area of present-day Ōdate was part of ancient Dewa Province, although it remained outside of the control of the Yamato court until well into the Heian period.
During the Edo period, the area came under the control of the Satake clan, who ruled the northern third of the province from Kubota Domain, and who maintained a secondary fortification at Ōdate Castle.
The castle was destroyed during the Boshin War. After the start of the Meiji period, the area became part of Kitaakita District, Akita Prefecture in 1878. During the Meiji period, the discovery of "black ore" (sphalerite and galena - a mixture of zinc, lead, gold, silver, and other precious metals), led to the development of numerous mines in the area, including the Hanaoka mine; however, the deposits were depleted by the mid-Showa period.
On June 20, 2005, the towns of Hinai and Tashiro (both from Kitaakita District) were merged into Ōdate, increasing its population (as of 2011) to 77,703 and the area of the city to 913.70 km2 (352.78 sq mi).
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- - - - - Page of the temple
- source : www.tohoku36fudo.jp


- source : odate.sitemix.jp/jinjabukkaku/henjyoin

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

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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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

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Gyokuzoji Akita

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Gyokuzooji 玉蔵寺 Gyokuzo-Ji

Nr. 11 日王山 - 玉蔵寺 - 鯉川不動尊 Koikawa Fudo
Gyokuzooji 玉蔵寺 Gyokuzo-Ji
Akita 秋田県 - 持戒の道場 - jikai

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

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秋田県山本郡三種町鯉川字内鯉川96
Uchikoikawa-96 Koikawa, Mitane, Yamamoto District, Akita

It is related to the temple at Oga peninsula
赤神山日積寺永禅院 Akagamizan, Nisseki-Ji, Eizen-In

. Kisshoo-In 吉祥院 Kissho-In .

It has changed location about 300 years ago to the Koikawa village,  鮎川の寺畑 and then again 200 years ago to its present location.

The main hall has been erected in 1983, with stems from precious old keyaki zelkova trees 神代欅.
Even now there are many old trees in the compound, also the graveyard of the village.


- Chant of the temple
いかりたる お顔なれども 安心の 
まろきお肩に 鯉川不動



. keyaki 欅 伝説 Legends about the Zelkova tree .

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

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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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

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Kisshoin Akita

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Kisshoo-In 吉祥院 Kissho-In

Nr. 10 赤神山 / 幸福山 - 吉祥院 - 波切不動尊 Namikiri Fudo
Kisshoo-In 吉祥院 Kissho-In
Akita 秋田県 - 持戒の道場 - jikai

. 東北三十六不動尊霊場
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秋田県男鹿市船川港椿字家ノ後45
Ienoushiro-45 Funagawaminato tsubaki, Oga, Akita

There are three famous mountains in Oga, 本山 Honzan (Motoyama)、
真山 Shinzan (Mayama) and 毛無山 Kenashiyama, as Buddhist retreats for priests.

Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 is the founder of
赤神山日積寺永禅院 Akagamizan, Nisseki-Ji, Eizen-In
the first Buddhist center in the region. He is also related to the shrine
Akagami Jinja.

The fifth abbot at Eizen-In, Kakuun 覚運 Kaku-Un (953-1007, was a disciple of Ryoogen, Ryōgen 良源 Ryogen( 912 – 985), the chief abbot of Enryaku-Temple ( Enryaku-ji).

In 1392 the temple was more affiliated with Mount Koyasan, Ryuko-In 龍光院, through the 29th abbot 頼叶 Raika at temple 日積寺 Niseki-Ji.

During the Bakumatsu and early Meiji period, the temple and shrine were often in a crisis of deslolation, but have somehow survived to our day.

The temple has been known with many names in its long history:
自寂院,仙壽院,印象院、円月院,照光院、泉光院.
Now there is also temple 長楽寺 nearby.


- Chant of the temple
男鹿の島 めぐりて拝る 不動尊
寺庭(には)に 老樹(こぼく)の 椿花咲く



There is also a shrine, Akagami Jinja 赤神神社, close by.
五社堂 Goshado - Five little shrines overlooking the sea.
Legend knows that the Emperor Koobutei 孝武帝 Kobutei from China, also called Akagami (Red Deity) came here down from the sky.
Kobutei lived approximately from 372 - 396).
Jigaku Daishi founded the temple and shrine here, around 860.
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- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事

文応元(1260)年からの歴史をもつ、岡山県の福泉寺所蔵本奥書日書写

高野山で伝授の開運星祭り北斗護摩祈祷会

聖天浴油供祈祷会


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Oga Peninsula 男鹿半島 (Oga Hanto)
Home to the renowned Namahage Legend, Oga Peninsula boasts spectacular views of the coastline.

Oga Peninsula, in the western part of Akita, juts out into the Japan Sea in the shape of an ax. Along its coastline are fantastic views of crags and boulders, and it is noted for its beautiful sunsets. It is also famous for a traditional event called "Namahage," at which time young people, disguised as ogres, visit houses to admonish lazy people, expel evil spirits, ward off disasters, and to bless people.

There are so many spots on the Oga Peninsula that you should not miss. The view at the Mt. Kampu Revolving Observatory at the base of the peninsula, where you can enjoy 360-degree panoramas of the Japan Sea and Lagoon Hachiro-gata, is simply stunning. And Godzilla Boulder, so named because of its shape: how can a tour of Japan not include a visit to this famous monster?
Add to these the west coast of Oga, with its long line of rude cliffs and rocks; Hachibodai, with the best views of Oga and clear out to the Ou Mountain Range; and of course, Nyudo-zaki Point, on the tip of the peninsula, with its spectacular view of the Japan Sea. A sightseeing boat leaves from nearby Oga Aquarium, and from it you can view the coastline, sprinkled with strange rocks and bizarre stones, magnificent sculptures that nature has created.

At Shinzan Shrine, the origin of Namahage, the Namahage Sedo Festival is held every winter. The Oga Shinzan Densho-kan (folklore museum) displays Namahage masks and holds Namahage stage shows, so you can get a sense of the Namahage atmosphere at any time of the year.
- source : www.jnto.go.jp


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. Namahage なまはげ in Oga, Akita .


. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
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. Ennin - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 . (794 – 864)


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

. Japanese Temples - ABC list - .


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

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