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24 Mar 2017

TEMPLES - Gofunai temples 38 and 39


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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. 38 - Konjooin 金乗院 Konjo-In

- 神霊山 Shinreizan  金乗院 Konjo-In  慈眼寺 Jigen-Ji
豊島区高田2-12-39 / 2 Chome-12-39 Takada, Toshima ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded around 1580 by 永順法印 priest Eijun Hoin as a small hall to hold the statue of Kannon.
Eijun died in 1594. He called the temple 蓮花山金乗院, which was related to 中野宝仙寺 Nakano Hosen-Ji.
Later it became related to 護国寺 Gokoku-Ji.
The temple was also related to the shrine dedicated to Konohana Sakurahime, 此花咲耶姫社.

The main statue is 聖観世音菩薩 Kannon Bosatsu. It is only 7 cm high and made of bronze, but it is a secret statue.
After World War II it was united with 東豊山浄滝院 新長谷寺 Shin-Hasedera in Mejiro.
The present main hall dates from 1971 and was renovated again in 2003.

In the compound is a monument from around 1800,
tsubazuka 鍔塚 mound for the sword guard



. tsuba 鍔 sword guard - Introduction .

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 金剛福寺 Kongofuku-Ji in Shikoku :
ふだらくやここは岬の船の棹とるも捨つるも法の蹉山
Fudaraku ya koko wa misaki no fune no saho toru mo sutsuru mo nori no sada yama


. Nr. 38 - 蹉跎山 Sadasan 補陀洛院 Fudaraku-In 金剛福寺 Kongofuku-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples of Edo . - Nr. 14
東京三十三観音霊場 - Nr, 23 of 33 Kannon Temples in Tokyo
江戸五色不動の目白不動 Mejiro Fudo
. 関東三十六不動霊場
Pilgrimage to 36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
- Nr. 14

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


. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 Avalokiteshvara - Introduction .

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Edo Meisho Zue 江戸名所図会

. Mejiro Fudo 目白不動 White Fudo Myo-O of Mejiro .
The statue of Mejiro Fudo was moved from Sekiguchi Bunkyo-ku to Konjo-In because of fire by World War II on May, 1945.
Kurikara 倶梨伽羅不動庚申 sword monument
hengaku 扁額 temple name plate

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- In the compound is the grave of
Aoyagi Bunzoo 青柳文蔵 Aoyagi Bunzo (1761 - 1839)
He was a rich merchant, born in Iwate, Ichinoseki. In Edo, he collected many books and is the founder of
Aoyagi Bunko 青柳文庫 The Aoyagi Library.



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Aoyagi Bunzo, 青柳文蔵, who was born in the domain of Sendai in 1761, built a fortune in Edo period. He liked reading books and bought many books and then he became a famous book collector. He had lost his child to give over his collections to, and he wanted to utilize his collections for posterity. Therefore he donated about 20000 books and a large amount of money to the domain of Sendai in hope of opening a public library.
The domain of Sendai opened the library with his books, and the library lasted until the Meiji Restoration. It's said that it was Japan's first public library and everybody could borrow the books regardless of rank. The collections of books have gradually got scattered and lost.

Now Miyagi Prefectural Library holds about 3600 books of the collections. The Mini Theater SEIRYUKAN, 青柳館 in the library is named after Aoyagi Bunko, 青柳文庫.
Aoyagi, 青柳 is also read 'seiryu' in Chinese reading forms.
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公共図書館の祖 青柳文庫と青柳文蔵
早坂信子

. bunko 文庫 famous libraries of Japan .

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- In the compound is the grave of

. Marubashi Chuuya - Chūya 丸橋忠弥 Marubashi Chuya (? - 1651) .




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- In the temple 中野宝仙寺 Nakano Hosen-Ji is the grave of the haiku poet

. Usuda Aro 臼田亜浪 .


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Nr. 39 - Shinjooin 真成院 Shinjo-In

- 金鶏山 Kinkeizan 真成院 Shinjo-In 海繁寺 Kaihan-Ji
新宿区若葉2-7-8 / 2 Chome-7-8 Wakaba, Shinjuku ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗


The temple is a modern building from 1971, with only a small garden at the entrance.

This temple was founded in 1598 by 清心法印 priest Seishin Hoin.
The main statues are 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai, 金剛界大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai and 釈迦如来 Shaka Nyorai.
But the most important is now
Shiohi Kannon 潮干観音 / 潮干十一面観世音菩薩 - see below

The Buddhas of this temple are powerful at healing cancer 癌の駆け込み寺, and many ill people come here to seek healing.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 延光寺 Enko-Ji in Shikoku :
なむ薬師諸病悉除の願こめて 詣る我が身を助けましませ
Namu Yakushi shobyō shitsujo no guwan komete mairu waga mi o tasukemashimase


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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimages:
. 江戸三十三観音霊場 Pilgrimage to 33 Kannon Temples of Edo . - Nr. 18
. 関東九十一薬師霊場 Kanto Pilgrimage to 91 Yakushi temples . - Nr. 13

- Homepage of the temple
- source : kinonoki.com/book



真成院地蔵菩薩 / 延命地蔵菩薩 Statue of Enmei Jizo Bosatsu

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

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Shiohi Kannon 潮干観音 "Kannon of the Ebb Tide"
The temple used to be close to the sea and during high tide the statue often got wet.
Now the statue is venerate on the third floor of the building.
Near the temple is a slope called Kannonzaka 観音坂.



. Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩 Avalokiteshvara .

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In the compound is the small shrine 雨宝稲荷神社 Uho Inari Jinja .



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This is the end of the second part of the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 16 temples
土佐(高知)修行の道場 -- shugyo austerities - Kochi Tosa



. Shikoku Henro Temple List 四国遍路  .

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- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

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

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

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

EDO - Gofunai temples 36 and 37


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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. 36 - Yakuooin 薬王院 Yakuo-In

- 瑠璃山 Rurisan 医王寺 Io-Ji 薬王院 Yakuo-In
新宿区下落合4-8-2 / 4 Chome-8-2 Shimoochiai, Shinjuku ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in the Kamakura period by 願行上人 Saint Gangyo Shonin.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.
Related to the shrine 下落合氷川神社 Shimo-Ochiai, Hikawa Jinja.
Related to the temple 長谷寺 Hasedera in Nara. It is even called
Higashi Hasedera 東長谷寺 Hasedera temple in the East
Hasedera in Nara is famous for its peonies, and this temple got some plants directly from it. Now it has more than 1000 plants in the garden, which is best visited from mid-April till the beginning of May.
Thus the temple is also called
Botandera ボタン寺、牡丹寺 Peony Temple

In the compound are also many stone grave markers from around 1640.
Around 1675, Saint 実寿上人 Jitsuji Shonin revived the temple, which had fallen into oblivion soon after it was founded.


. Hasedera 長谷寺 Nara .
Hasedera Temple is famous for its peony garden and has 7,000 plants and 150 species of peony planted in the grounds.
Hatsuse 初瀬 - old spelling

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 青龍寺 Shoryu-Ji in Shikoku :
わずかなる泉にすめる青龍は  仏法守護の誓いとぞきく
Wazuka naru izumi ni sumeru shōryū wa buppō shugo no chikai tozo kiku


. 36 - Shooryuuji 青龍寺 Shoryu-Ji / Shikoku .
The Temple of the Azure Dragon

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


- Also part of the following pilgrimage:
豊島八十八ヶ所霊場 - Toshima Henro Nr. 36


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


. Introduction of Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来 Bhaisajyaguru .

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Nr. 37 - Mantokuin 萬徳院 Mantoku-In

- 瑠璃光山 Rurikozan  萬徳院 Mantoku-In
江東区永代2-37-23 / 2 Chome-37-23 Eitai, Kōtō ward
Shingon Sect : 真言宗



This temple was founded in 1626 at 八丁堀材木町 Hatchobori, Zaimokumachi. It was relocated to its present place in 1643.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.

There are many graves of famous Sumo wrestlers in the compound, for example 伊勢ノ海 Isenoumi, 佐渡ケ嶽 Sadogatake and 六代目式守伊之助 the sixth Oyakata Shikimori Inosuke.
Therefore this temple is also called
Sumoodera 相撲寺 Sumo Temple.



. sumoo 相撲 Sumo wrestling - Introduction .

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 岩本寺 Iwamoto-Ji in Shikoku :
六つのちり五つの社あらわしてふかき仁井田の神のたのしみ
Mutsu no chiri itsutsu no yashiro arawashite fukaki niita no kami no tanoshimi


. 37 - 藤井山 Fujiisan 五智院 Gochi-In 岩本寺 Iwamoto-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :



- Homepage of the temple
- source : tesshow.jp/koto/temple_eitai_mantoku

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- Koya San in Wakayama 和歌山 高野山 -

- 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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13 Mar 2017

TEMPLES - Gofunai temples 34 and 35



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Nr. 34 - Sannenji 三念寺 Sannen-Ji

- 醫王山 / 薬王山 Yakuozan 遍照院 Henjo-In 三念寺 Sannen-Ji
文京区本郷2-15-6 / 2 Chome-15-6 Hongō, Bunkyō ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派


The temple looks like a modern two-story building.

This temple was founded in 1472 by Saint 品隆上人.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai, made by 慈覺大師 / 慈覚大師 Jigaku Daishi. The priest 恵心僧都原信 Eshin Sozu Genshin (942 - 1017) kept it to pray for the healing of his mother.

Above the entrance is a large name plate with the letters 薬王山 Yakuozan.


The place of its foundation was at the slope 三念坂 / 三年坂 Sannenzaka, refering to a slope with three temples.
It was moved to its present location in 1603.
Nearby was the estate of the Daimyo 小笠原壱岐守 Ogawawara Iki no Kami Nagamichi (1862 – 1868).
In the compound were many graves of famous people, but after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 they were moved to 多摩墓地 Tama Graveyard.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 種間寺 Tanemadera, Tanemaji in Shikoku :
世の中にまける五穀のたねま寺 深き如来の大悲なりけり
Yo no naka ni makeru gokoku no Tanemadera fukaki Nyorai no daihi narikeri


. 種間寺 Tanema-Ji / Shikoku .

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- 朱印 - stamp of the temple :


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


. Introduction of Yakushi Nyorai .

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. Ennin - Jigaku Daishi 慈覚大師 - (794 – 864) .

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Genshin - 恵心僧都原信 Eshin Sozu Genshin (942 - 1017)

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Genshin 源信 (942 – July 6, 1017), also known as Eshin Sozu,
was the most influential of a number of Tendai scholars active during the tenth and eleventh centuries in Japan. He was not a wandering evangelist as Kūya was, but was an elite cleric who espoused a doctrine of devotion to Amida Buddha which taught that because Japan was thought to have entered mappō, the "degenerate age" of the "latter law," the only hope for salvation lay in the reliance on the power of Amitabha. Other doctrines, he claimed, could not aid an individual because they depended on "self-power" (jiriki), which cannot prevail during the chaos of the degenerate age, when the power of another (tariki) is necessary.
In his approach to rebirth in the Pure Land, Genshin emphasized visual meditation practices, where later Pure Land sects favored verbal recitations such as the nembutsu. Genshin's doctrine is documented in his magnum opus, the Ōjōyōshū (往生要集 "Essentials of Birth in the Pure Land"), which in later copies of the text came complete with graphic depictions of the joy of the blessed and the suffering of those doomed to chaos.



Genshin's influence in contemporary Japanese culture today is primarily due to his treatise, Ōjōyōshū, particularly the graphic descriptions of the Buddhist hell realms (地獄 jigoku), which inspired a genre of horror and morality stories. The 1960 Japanese film Jigoku was influenced by Genshin's Ōjōyōshū among other works.
In Jodo Shinshu Buddhism, he is considered the Sixth Patriarch.
Genshin
is credited as the founder of the Enshin school of Tendai Buddhism, and for espousing the "original enlightenment" teaching, or hongaku (本覚), where one is originally enlightened, but unaware of it. In all, Genshin left more than 30 works which continue to influence Pure Land thought today.
The image of Amida Nyorai
in the main building of Yasaka-ji Temple in Shikoku is said to have been made by Genshin in the Heian Period.
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. The Heian Period 平安時代 Heian jidai (794 - 1185) .
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Nr. 35 - Konshooin 根生院 Konsho-In

-  金剛賓山 Kongohozan 根生院 Konsho-In 延寿寺 Enju-Ji
豊島区高田1-34-6 / 1 Chome-34-6 Takada, Toshima ward
Shingon Sect : 豊山派



This temple was founded in 1636 by 春日局の猶子榮春法印 the adopted child of Kasuga no Tsubone, Priest Eishun (Shigeharu) and was under the protection as a special temple of the Tokugawa Shogunate 幕府の祈願所.
The main statue is 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai made by 仏師春日 the Buddhist sculptor Kasuga.

The temple was first built in 神田白壁町 Kanda, Shirakabecho.
In 1654 it was moved to 下谷長者町 Shitaya Chojamachi.
In 1688 it was relocated to 本郷切通坂 Hongo Kiritoshizaka.
In 1690 it was allocated more land by 将軍綱吉 Shogun Tsunayoshi.
In 1889 it was relocated to 上野池端七軒町 Ueno Ikenohata Shichikenmachi
In 1902/03 it was relocated to 徳川田安候旧邸 the estate of the Tokugawa Tayasu clan.
In 1945 during the war it burned down and all buildings except the main gate were lost.



The present-day main building is from 2002, with a large glass front.

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- ご詠歌 - chant of the temple 清滝寺 Kiyotaki-Ji in Shikoku :
澄む水を汲めば心の清滝寺 波の花散る岩の羽衣
Sumu mizu o kumeba kokoro no Kiyotakiji nami no hana chiru iwa no hagoromo


. 清瀧寺 / 清滝寺 Kiyotaki-Ji / Shikoku .
Iozan 医王山 Mountain of the Medicine Deity

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


Since 1687 this temple belongs to the 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)


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. Lady Kasuga 春日局 Kasuga no Tsubone (1579 – 1643) .

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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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6 Mar 2017

EDO - Pilgrimages

https://gokurakuparadies.blogspot.jp/2017/02/edo-tokyo-pilgrimages.html
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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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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
3番無量寺 福寿無量に諸願を成就させる寺院
北区西ケ原1-34-8 -- 1 Chome-34-8 Nishigahara, Kita ward
4番与楽寺 我ら一切の者に安楽を与える寺院
北区田端1-25-1 - 1 Chome-25-1 Tabata, Kita ward
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

木余性翁寺 足立区扇2-19-3 -- 2 Chome-19-3 Ōgi, Adachi ward
木残昌林寺 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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- - - - - 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


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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
亀戸七福神 Kameido
柴又七福神 Shibamata

. shichifukujin mairi 七福神参り .


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- - - - - 薬師霊場 Yakushi Nyorai Temples

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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. O-Mamori お守り Amulets and Talismans .

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Tokyo Shitamachi Pilgrimage

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東京下町八社巡り Pilgrimage to 8 Shrines in Shitamachi

This pilgrimage has started in 1981.
There is a deity in each Shinto Shrine for a special purpose and wish.




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Shitamachi Tokyo old town
Shitamachi literally means "downtown" and is the place to experience a taste of the old town Tokyo atmosphere that existed before the economic miracle of the 1970's and 80's really took hold. The most famous district of Shitamachi is Asakusa. At its heart you find Senso-ji Temple, best known for the giant red lantern situated at the entrance. This is a great place to start any exploration of Tokyo.
- source : insidejapantours.com/experience-japan -




The pilgrimage is also called
Shitamachi Hachi Fukujin 下町八福神 Eight Shinto Deities of Good Luck in Shitamachi Shrines


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amulets for all purposes at the Tori no Ichi Market.

. 酉の市 Tori no Ichi Markets in Edo .


shoobai hanjoo 商売繁盛 Good business

Ootori Jinja 鷲神社 Otori Jinja
台東区千束3-18-7 -- 3 Chome-18-7 Senzoku, Taitō ward

----- Deities in residence :
天日鷲命 Amenohiwashi no Mikoto, Ame no Hiwashi
日本武尊 Yamato Takeru no Mikoto




kakkome かっこめ Kakkome rake
kakkome is a pun with un o kakikomu 運をかき込む, to rake in good fortune
It contains the rake for farmers, a written amulet and an ear of rice, with the wish for a good harvest in the coming year. It is also good for business and a happy family.

- reference : hachifukujin829/ootori1 -


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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

----- Deities in residence :
伊弉諾尊 Izanagi no Mikoto // 伊弉冉尊 Izanami no Mikoto
應神天皇 Oojin Tenno


Famous for the story of the manekineko 招き猫 "Beckoning Cat"



- reference : hachifukujin829/imado1 -

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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

----- Deities in residence :
天神第六代坐榊皇大御神
Amatsukami Mutsu no Miyo ni ataritamau Sakaki no Sume Oomikami
面足尊 Omodaru no Mikoto
惶根尊 Kashikone no Mikoto


- reference : hachifukujin829/sakaki1 -



The temple used to be called 第六天神宮 Dairokuten Jingu, and was renamed in 1873 to 榊神社 Sakaki Jinja.

. Dairokuten Ma-O 第六天魔王 .


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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

----- Deities in residence :
大年神 Ootoshi no Kami
日本武尊 Yamato Takeru no Mikoto



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The Deity of Fertility in enshrined here. The Shrine was founded in 730 in Ueno park, and moved to another place in 1672. The final location to Higashi Ueno was done in 1703. The main event is the Grand Annual Festival, Reitaisai.



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学問芸能 Learning and progress in the arts

. Onoterusaki jinja 小野照崎神社 .
台東区下谷2-13-14 -- 2 Chome-13-14 Shitaya, Taitō ward

----- Deities in residence :
小野篁命 Ono no Takamura
菅原道真命 Sugawara Michizane




- reference : hachifukujin829/onoteru1 -

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安産子授け Getting pregnant and easy birth

. Suitengu 水天宮 Shrine for the Water God .
中央区日本橋蛎殻町2-4-1 -- 2 Chome-4-1 Nihonbashi Kakigarachō, Chūō ward

----- Deities in residence :
天御中主大神 Ame no Minakanushi no Ookami
安徳天皇 Antoku Tenno and his mother, 建礼門院 Kenreimon-In
二位ノ尼 Nii no Ama - Taira no Tokiko (1126 - 1185)




- reference : hachifukujin829/suitengu1 -

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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 Nihonbashi Koamichō, Chūō ward

----- Deities in residence :
倉稲魂命 Ukanomitama no Mikoto (Uganomitama) / 稲荷大神 Inari Ookami
市杵島姫命 Ichikishima Hime no Mikoto / 辨財天 Benzaiten




- reference : hachifukujin829/koami1 -

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- History -
A long time ago, the monk 恵心僧都 源信 Eshin Sozu Genshin Eshin Sōzu Genshin lived here in a hermitage, worshipping the Buddhist goddesses Kannon and Benzaiten. It is not known, when exactly the hermitage was built, but it is assumed that the monk lived here about 1000 years ago.
As a plague spread here in 1466, an old net-weaver came here and brought rice-ears that entangled in one of his nets as offering and decided to stay for a few days. Then, one night, Eshin Sōzu appeared to the abbot of temple in a dream and told him, that this old man in fact was the god Inari and that the plague could be taken away if they worshipped him adequately.
The next day, the old man was gone. However, the abbot remembered the advice and prayed to the god – which he now called Koami Inari Daimyōjin (Inari of the small net) – day and night. After a little while the plague was gone and the people could live in peace again. The overlord the region, Ōta no Dōkan, also heard of this miracle and donated a part of his fiefdom to shrine. At the end of the 16th Century then, the area around the shrine was also named Koami and the shrine itself was beginning to be worshipped as a tutelary god.
In the Meiji-period (1868-1912) the state pursued a separation of Shinto and Buddhism, which both had moulded into a syncretic belief during the prior one-thousand years, and so the Koami Inari Shrine was officially registered as a shinto village shrine. The building as we can see it today was built in the 1920ies under the direction of Naitō Komasaburō, who also assisted the building of the Meiji-Shrine. Spared from the destruction of World War II, the shrine nowadays is the only wooden building made out of cypress wood in Nihonbashi. The wooden carvings of two dragons (one ascending, the other one descending) on the porch roof of the main hall symbolize luck and the shrine – now simply called Koami Shrine – stays an important cultural heritage, as which it is registered in the Chūō-district.
- The goddess of luck -
Having been spared from destruction and continuously being linked to health and safety the goddess of the shrine is seen as a god of luck. For instance, all the sons of the families who lived in the shrine, returned home safely from World War II. The shrine also survived the numerous bombings of Tokyo in 1945 and did not – like so many others did unfortunately – burn down completely. However, the building was destroyed once during the Great Kantō Earthquake in 1923, although the abbot of the shrine was able to secure most parts of the sanctuary by bringing them to Shin-ohashi. It is also said, that those people who sought shelter there, have survived the aftermath of the earthquake.
Today a memorial stone reminds us of this episode with an inscription saying:
„Praying to the sanctuary of the Koami Shrine, we seek the goddesses' protection!"
- The History of the goddess Benzaiten -
At First the goddess Benzaiten was honoured in the Manpukuji temple. Then, as the Meiji-government sought to separate Buddhism from Shintoism and installed the latter as a state religion, the Buddhist temple was destroyed and the goddess Benzaiten was transferred to this shrine in 1869. The image here shows the goddess Benzaiten sitting in a boat.
Every year on October 28th a festivity is celebrated in honour of the goddess, where the sacrificial offerings, which are piled up in front of the altar, later on are raffled to the visitors.
Besides that, there is also a small well (named Zeni-arai-no-i), whose water is said to have the power to multiply the money that is washed with its water.
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- Doburoku Festival -
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Every year there are pilgrimages to the eight surrounding shrines in Tokyo-Shitamachi and
the temples and shrines of the seven gods of luck in Nihonbashi from January 1th to 7th.
In our shrine we worship the gods Fukurokuju and Benzaiten, which are said to ward of the evil and shape our fate positively. On this occasion we sell popular images of the gods of luck, as well as charms in the form of miniature ships.
- source and photos : koamijinja.or.jp/international -

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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

----- Deities in residence :
底筒之男命 Sokozutsu no O no Mikoto
中筒之男命 Nakazutsu no O no Mikoto
表筒之男命 Uwazutsu no O no Mikoto
息長足姫命 Okinagatarashi Hime no Mikoto .
徳川家康 Tokugawa Ieyasu


- reference : hachifukujin829/sumiyosi1 -



. Sumiyoshi Shrines of Japan 住吉神社 .
Sumiyoshi Sanjin 住吉三神 Three Deities of Sumiyoshi


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At the end of the pilgrimage, you get a board with eight stamps.





- HP of the Pilgrimage
下町八社会公式ホームページ
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. Shichifukujin 七福神 Seven Gods of Good Luck .
- venerated in Buddhist Temples
Benten 弁天
Bishamonten 毘沙門天
Daikoku 大黒
Ebisu 恵比寿
Fukurokujuu 福禄寿
Hotei 布袋
Juroojin 寿老人



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