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24 Apr 2017

EDO Gofunai temples 52 and 53

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Gofunai temples 52 and 53

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Nr. 52 - Kannonji 観音寺 Kannon-Ji

- 慈雲山 Jiunzan 蓮華院 Renge-In 観音寺 Kannon-Ji
新宿区西早稲田1-7-1 / 1 Chome-7-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1682 by 賢栄和尚 Priest Kenei.
The main statue is 十一面観音 Kannon with 11 Heads, carved by 智證大師 Chisho Daishi.

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

The temple was called 牛込南蔵院門徒慈雲山大悲院 Ushigome Nanzo-In.
The village of 早稲田村 Waseda Mura was once called 元牛込村 Moto Ushigome Mura.

The modern building looks more like a museum. It was designed by an architect of the nearby Waseda University,
石山修武 Ishiyama Osamu.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 太山寺 Taisan-Ji in Shikoku :
太山に 登れや汗の 出でけれど 後の世思えば 何の苦もなし
taisan ni noboreba ase no ide keredo nochi no yo omoeba nani no ku mo nashi


. Nr. 52 - 龍雲山 Ryu-Unzan 太山寺 Taisan-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊 Toshima Nr. 52
山の手三十三観音霊場 Yamanote 33 Kannon Nr. 14


In the compound are statues of 恵比寿様 Ebisu and 大黒様 Daikoku.



- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/shinjuku


. Introduction of Kannn Bosatsu .


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Nr. 53 - Jishooin 自性院 Jisho-In

- 本覚山 Hongakuzan 自性院 Jisho-In 宝光寺 Hoko-Ji
台東区谷中6-2-8 / 6 Chome-2-8 Yanaka, Taitō ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗



This temple was founded in 1611 by 道意上人 Saint Doi.
The main statue is 金胎両部大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.
There is also a statue of 愛染明王 Aizen Myo-O, where people come to pray for finding a good partner and a peaceful married life.
It the compound was an old katsura 桂 Japanese Judas tree. In 1740, the ninth head priest 貫海上人 cut this tree and carved a statue of Aizen Myo-O. It is about 1 meter high.
The temple is therefore also called
愛染寺 Aizen-Ji or 谷中愛染堂 Yanaka Aizen-Do.


source : taito-culture.jp/city

The temple was first located in 神田北寺町 Kanda Kita-Teramachi and moved to its present location in 1648.

The temple is related to 本所弥勒寺 Honjo Miroku-Ji.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 円明寺 Enmyo-Ji in Shikoku :
来迎の弥陀の光の圓明寺照りそふ影は夜な夜なの月  
Raikoo no mida no hikari no Enmyooji terisoo kage wa yonayona no tsuki


. Nr. 53 - 須賀山 Sugasan 円明寺 Enmyo-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
The temple is Nr. xx here:
. 関東三十六不動霊場
Pilgrimage to 36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .


- Homepage of the temple
- source : www.tesshow.jp/taito


. Introduction of Dainichi Nyorai .

. Intorduction of Aizen Myo-O 愛染明王 Aizen Myō-ō .

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The statue of Fudo Myo-O is made of hinoki ヒノキ cypress. Made in the Kamakura period.
木造不動明王立像(台東区指定文化財)
source : city.taito.lg.jp/index/kurashi

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


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The novel 愛染かつら "Aizen Katsura" by 川口松太郎 Kawaguchi Matsutaro refers to this temple.


There is another temple in Nagano which claims an Aizen Katsura tree.


source : t-koshino.com/big_tree

Aizendoo 愛染堂 Aizen-Do Hall
at 長野県上田市別所温泉1666 / 1666 Besshoonsen, Ueda-shi, Nagano


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Matsutarō Kawaguchi 川口松太郎
(1 October 1899 – 9 June 1985) was a Japanese novelist, playwright and movie producer active during the Shōwa period of Japan.
..... In 1935, Kawaguchi won the first Naoki Prize for a short story titled Tsuruhachi Tsurujirō.
He followed this with a serialized novel, Aizen Katsura, a melodramatic love story involving a nurse and a doctor, which ran from 1936-1938. The story became a tremendously popular bestseller and gained him considerable fame. It was later made into a movie starring Kinuyo Tanaka and Ken Uehara, and was the basis of numerous television series. .....
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. neko Jizoo 猫地蔵 Neko Jizo. "Jizo with Cat" .
at another temple with the same name 自性院 Jisho-In
新宿区西落合1-11-23 Shinjuku, Tokyo : Nekodera 猫寺 The Cat Temple

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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16 Apr 2017

EDO - Gofunai temples 50 and 51



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. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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Nr. 50 - Daitokuin 大徳院 Daitoku-In

- 高野山 Koyasan 金剛閣 Kongokaku 大徳院 Daitoku-In
墨田区両国2-7-13 / 2 Chome-7-13 Ryōgoku, Sumida ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗



This temple was founded around 1630 by 宥雅法印 priest Yuga in 神田紺屋町 Kanda Konyacho.
The main statue is 薬師瑠璃光如来 Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai.

This is a funeral temple (bodaiji 菩提寺 and 位牌所) of the Tokugawa clan.
It was first built at Mount Koyasan and the name contains the
DAI from 弘法師 Kobo Daishi
and
TOKU from 川家 the Tokugawa clan.

In 1666 it was moved to 本所猿江 Honjo Sarue.
In 1684 it moved to its present location in Ryogoku, with a lot of land around it.
In 1760 it became a temple of the Gofunai Henro Pilgrimage.

Since the main statue is Yakushi Nyorai, people called it
Honjo hitotsume no Tora Yakushi 本所一ツ目の寅薬師
The first Tora Yakushi of Honjo

and many people came here to pray for healing of eye diseases.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 繁多寺 Hanta-Ji in Shikoku :
よろずこそ繁多なりとも怠らず 諸病なかれと望み祈れよ
Yorozu koso Hanta nari tomo okotarazu, shobyoo na kare to nozomi inore yo


. 50 - 繁多寺 Hanta-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



- Statue of Kobo Daishi

source : ameblo.jp/mizukaezln/entry

- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/sumida

. Introduction of Tora Yakushi 寅薬師 / 寅(虎)薬師"Tiger Yakushi" .
The protector deity for people born in the year of the tiger or the day of the tiger.

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大徳院観音 - 地蔵尊群 Jizo and Kannon statues
togenuki Jizo とげぬき地蔵 "Thorn-pulling Jizo"

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There is another temple with the name Daitoku-In in the Gofunai pilgrimage:
. Nr. 24 - Saishooji 最勝寺 Saisho-Ji
- 高天山 Kotenzan 大徳院 Daitoku-In  最勝寺 Saisho-Ji .




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Nr. 51 - Enmeiin 延命院 Enmei-In

- 玉龍山 Gyokuryuzan 延命院 Enmei-In 弘憲寺 Koken-Ji
台東区元浅草4-5-2 / 4 Chome-5-2 Motoasakusa, Taitō ward
Shingon Sect : 智山派



This temple was founded in 1444 by 義歓僧都 priest Gikan Sozu.
It received its name from the second Shogun, 徳川秀忠 Tokugawa Hidetada, after the destruction by 明暦の大火 the great fire in Meireki, 1657.
The main statue is 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai.

The temple was originally located at 古谷野倉浜町 Koyano, but it burned down and was then relocated to its present location around 1620.

There is also a statue of 弁財天 Benzaiten, carved by 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi.
Kukai carved two statues of Benzaiten, the other one is at Chikubushima 竹生島 in lake Biwa.
. Benten, Benzaiten 弁天 弁財天 - Introduction .




This temple is related to the shrine 鳥越神社 Torigoe Jinja.
It was a sub-temple of 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji, former 江戸大塚護持院.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 石手寺 Ishite-Ji in Shikoku :
西方をよそとは見まず安養の寺にまいりて受くる十楽
Saihoo o yoso to wa mimaji anyo no tera ni mairite ukuru juuraku


. 51 - 石手寺 Ishite-Ji (Stone Hand) / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
荒川辺八十八ヶ所霊場 - Arakawa Henro temples, Nr. 82



-  延命地蔵 Enmei Jizo Bosatsu

. Enmei Jizoo 延命地蔵 life-prolonging Jizo Bosatsu .


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/taito


. Introduction of Dainichi Nyorai .


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- reference : 御府内八十八 大徳院 -
- reference : 御府内八十八 延命院 -

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

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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9 Apr 2017

EDO Gofunai temples 48 and 49

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Gofunai temples 48 and 49

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Nr. 48 - Zenjooin 禅定院 Zenjo-In

- 瑠璃光山 Rurikozan 禅定院 Zenjo-In 薬王寺 Yakuo-Ji
中野区沼袋2-28-2 / 2 Chome-28-2 Numabukuro, Nakano ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1362 by 恵尊法印 high priest Eson.
The main statue is 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O.
Related to the temple 宝仙寺 Hosen-Ji

It was the family temple of the 伊藤氏 Ito clan from 上沼袋村 Kami-Numabukuro village, and is therefore also called
Itooji 伊藤寺 Ito-Ji "Temple of the Ito Family".
It was relocated to its present place in 1883.
The temple burned down during World War II and was rebuilt in 1969. The temple gate still shows black marks from the fires of the war.



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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 西林寺 Sairin-Ji in Shikoku :
みだぶつの世界をたずねゆきたくば 西の林の寺にまいれよ
Midabutsu no sekai o tazune iktakuba nishi no hayashi no tera ni maireyo


. 48 西林寺 Sairin-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場48番札所 Toshima Henro - Nr. 46

- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/nakano




禅定院 六地蔵尊 Six Jizo Statues

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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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Nr. 49 - Tahooin, Tahō-In 多宝院 / 多寶院 Taho-In

- 宝塔山 Hotozan 多宝院 Taho-In 龍門寺 Ryumon-Ji
台東区谷中6-2-35 / 6 Chome-2-35 Yanaka, Taitō ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1611 by 宥純法印 high priest Yujun.
The temple was relocated to its present place in 1648.

The main statue is 多宝如来 Taho Nyorai.
It was made in the Nara period by 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu and gave rise to the name of this temple.
This is a very special statue of a Buddha not very common in Japan. Taho Nyorai is not a main statue of any temple of the original 88 Henro temples in Shikoku.

. Gyooki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 Gyoki Bosatsu (668 - 749) .





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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 浄土寺 Jodo-Ji in Shikoku :
十悪のわがみをすてずそのままに じょうどの寺にまいりこそすれ
juuaku no waga mi o sutezu sono mama ni joodo no tera e mairi koso sure


. 49 - 浄土寺 Jodo-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/taito

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Tahō Nyorai 多宝如来 Prabhuta Ratna プラブータ・ラトナ



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Prabhūtaratna
(Skt: प्रभूतरत्न; Traditional Chinese: 多寶; Simplified Chinese: 多宝;
Japanese: 多宝如来 Tahō Nyorai), translated as
Abundant Treasures or Many Treasures, is the Buddha who appears and verifies Shakyamuni's teachings in the Lotus Sutra and the Samantabhadra Meditation Sutra.
..... according to Robert Buswell, "Prabhūtaratna (Many Treasures) invites Shakyamuni to sit beside him inside his bejeweled stūpa, thus validating the teachings Shakyamuni delivered in the scripture."
Thich Nhat Hanh states
that Prabhūtaratna symbolizes "the ultimate Buddha" and Shakyamuni "the historical Buddha"; the two Buddhas sitting together signifies the non-duality of the ultimate and the historical, that at a given moment in the real world, one can touch the ultimate.
According to Nichiren,
in their interaction Shakyamuni and Many Treasures agreed to the perpetuation of the Law throughout the Latter Day.
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source : hotokezo.com/nyorai/tahonyorai
釈迦多宝如来坐像 Bronze statues of Shaka and Tahoto
Nara, Todai-Ji 奈良 東大寺 銅造


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多宝院吉祥天 Kichijōten 吉祥天



毘沙門天と吉祥天 Bishamonten and Kichijoten

. Kichijōten (Lakshmi, Shrii Mahâdevi) Kijijo-Ten .

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The grave of poet 立原道造 Tachihara Michizo is in the compound.



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Michizō Tachihara 立原道造 Tachihara Michizō
(July 30, 1914 - March 29, 1939) was a Japanese poet and architect.
He died at age 24 from tuberculosis, before either career could seriously get under way. Michizō struggled to find a way for an urban poet to root himself in traditional customs and still be "modern."



Though a citizen of Tokyo, Michizō would rarely mention modern urban scenes in his work. Aside from several references to cars, Michizō chose to describe a vegetable, not a mineral realm. He described trains as vehicles of escape, rescuing him from being cooped up in his architectural office.
The natural landscapes of the Shinano Highlands
provided an endless parade of conventional imagery that Michizō would use in his work; such as birds, clouds, flowers, grasses, mountains, skies, trees, and wind. A sizable part of his poetry used poetic impulse, often causing his work to be labelled as "sentimental". He wrote openly about his feelings and expressed what was in his heart, allowing his verse to be both uncontaminated and genuine.
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- Kobo Daishi Kukai 弘法大師 空海 (774 - 835) -

. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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8 Apr 2017

TEMPLES - Gofunai 46 and 47

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Gofunai temples 46 and 47

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These two temples are related to the doctors who attended to the Shogunal family.

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Nr. 46 - Mirokuji 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji

- 萬徳山 Mantokuzan 聖宝院 Shobo-In 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji
墨田区立川1-4-13 / 1 Chome-4-13 Tatekawa, Sumida ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1610 by 宥鑁法印 priest Yuban Hoin.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai - Kawakami Yakushi 川上薬師, dedicated by
徳川光圀 Tokugawa Mitsukuni.
The statue was once venerated in a temple in the Hitachi domain of Mitsukuni. When the temple was raided by religious adversaries, the statue was thrown into the river 那珂川 Nakagawa by Mitsukuni, but instead of floating downriver, it moved upriver (kawakami) for a few kilometers to safety. Thus it became a favorite of Mitsukuni.

. Tokugawa Mitsukuni - 水戸黄門 Mito Komon .

The temple was a sub-temple of 醍醐寺三宝院 Daigo-Ji, Sanbo-In in Kyoto.
Now it is a sub-temple of 根来寺 Negoro-Ji.

The temple was first founded in 小石川鷹匠町 Koishikawa Takajomachi and moved to 本所 Honjo in 1689 to become an important, large temple with many sub-temples.
Near it are popular Inari shrines, 元徳稲荷 Gentoku Inari and 徳山稲荷 Tokuyama Inari.
It also had various sub-temples, but nowadays only three of then, 徳上院 Tokujo-In, 法樹院 Hoju-In
and 龍光院 Ryuko-In belong to it.
Nowadays if is famous for its regular sermons, which are delivered in a humorous, unique fashion.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 浄瑠璃寺 Joruri-Jii in Shikoku :
楽の浄瑠璃世界たくらえば 受くる苦楽は報いならまし
Gokuraku no jooruri sekai takuraeba ukuru kuraku wa mukui naramashi


. 浄瑠璃寺 Joruri-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimage:
江戸十二薬師 Edo 12 Yakushi Temples - Nr. 06

- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/sumida/temple_tatekawa_miroku

This temple belongs to the 関東四ヵ寺の一寺 / 江戸四ヶ寺 "four important temples of Edo" of the sect 新義真言宗 Shingi Shingon-Shu:
青蓮寺 Shoren-Ji (Nr. 19) - the first one
根生院 Konjo-In (Nr. 35) // 真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji (Nr. 67) // 弥勒寺 Miroku-Ji (Nr. 46)


. Introduction of Yakushi Nyorai .

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弥勒寺 観音像 Kannon Bosatsu

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A fudezuka 筆塚 brush mound in honor of the calligraphy master 相沢春洋 Aizawa Shunyo (1896 - 1963)
is in the compound.

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弥勒寺 杉山和一墓 The grave of Sugiyama Waichi (1610 - 1694) is in the compound.
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Sugiyama Waichi 杉山和一 / 杉山検校 Sugiyama Kengyo (1614–1694)
was a Japanese acupuncturist, widely regarded as the "Father of Japanese Acupuncture".



An eye-disease in infancy blinded Sugiyama from a very early age. At the age of ten he moved from Kyoto to Edo (Tokyo) to study massage and other therapeutic techniques under Ryomei Irie, one of the most famous medical practitioners of the era. His apprenticeship was short; Irie quickly dismissing him as "dull". On his way back to Kyoto, Sugiyama fasted and prayed for 100 days at the shrine of the goddess Benzaiten at Enoshima Cave, where he reputedly discovered the secret of the shinkan ("insertion tube") after pricking himself on a needle wrapped in a leaf.
His development of the shinkan,
combined with his use of extremely fine gold and silver needles, allowed for comparatively painless acupuncture, and resulted in considerable expansion of the art; for this reason he is often referred to as the "father of Japanese acupuncture". He started around forty-five schools teaching massage and acupuncture to other blind people, resulting in the prevalent association in Japan between blindness and physical therapy. After Sugiyama effected a cure for a neurotic disease afflicting shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi his work received official state endorsement, which greatly increased the popularity of his schools.


Sugiyama's grave
can be found in the graveyard of the Miroku-Temple in Tokyo (Sumida-ku).
Sugiyama's teachings
were recorded by his disciples and printed for the first time in 1880: Ryōji no taigaishū, Senshin no yōshū, and Igaku setsuyōshū.
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杉山和一の刺鍼テクニック - by 大浦慈観

. Acupuncture - Introduction .



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Nr. 47 - Jookanji 城官寺 Jokan-Ji

- 平塚山 Hiratsukazan 安楽院 Anraku-In 城官寺 Jokan-Jii
北区上中里1-42-8 / 1 Chome-42-8 Kaminakazato, Kita ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派
Named after doctor 山川城官貞久 Yamakawa Jokan Shokyu.



The date of its founding is unclear.
The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.
The statue is made from shaku sendan 赤栴檀 red Chinaberry Bead Tree, Melia azedarach wood and about 30 cm high. It was made by 毘首羯摩 Bishu Katsuma.
(Bishu Katsuma, Visvakarman, is the name of a Hindu Deity, the presiding deity of all Vishwakarma (caste), engineers, priests artisans and architects.)

The temple is related to the Shrine 平塚明神社 / 平塚神社 Hiratsuka Jinja.
Its former name was Anrakuji 安楽寺 Anraku-Ji.

The doctor 山川城官貞久 Yamakawa Jokan Shokyu (1596 - 1615), who attended to the third Shogun
将軍家光 Tokugawa Iemitsu, came to Hiratsuka Jinja to pray for the healing of his patient. His grave is in the compound and his name Jokan became the name of the temple.



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In the compound are also graves of other Shogunal doctors of the 多紀桂山一族 Taki Keizan family.
The father of Keizan, 藍渓 Taki Kankei, served as Shogunal doctor from 1772 to 1781 and also held the title 法印 Hoin of a high Buddhist priest. He produced a lot of medicine and tried to educate more doctors in his academy. Keizan followed in the footsteps of his father. He received the title of 医官 Ikan (now maybe Health Minister) and also Hoin. He retired around 1812. In his later years he wrote books about medicine.
His son, 多紀元堅 Taki Kengen (1795 - 1857) also became official Ikan and treated all the people of Edo, regardless of their social status, from the rich Samurai class to the lowly poor. He even distributed his own money to the very poor.



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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 八坂寺 Yasaka-Ji in Shikoku :
花を見て歌詠む人は八坂寺 三仏じょうの縁 とこそきけ
Hana o mite uta yomu hito wa Yasakadera san butsu joo no en to koso kike


. 47 - 熊野山 Kumanozan 妙見院 Myoken-In 八坂寺 Yasaka-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 Toshima 88 Henro temples - Nr. 47
上野王子駒込辺三十三ヶ所観音霊場 33 Kannon Temples Komagome - Nr. 6







不動明王 Fudo Myo-O



愛染明王 Aizen Myo-O

- Homepage of the temple
- source : jokanji.jp/about


. Introduction of Amida Nyorai .

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. Medicine in Edo .

. isha 医者, ishi 医師 doctors in Edo .

. Yakushi Nyorai, the Buddha of Medicine 薬師如来 .
The Buddha of Healing

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. Gyoki Bosatsu 行基菩薩 (668 - 749) Saint Gyōki .

. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

. Gofunai 御府内八十八ヶ所霊場 Pilgrimage to 88 Henro Temples in Edo .
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