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Fudō Myō-ō 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
- Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja

Who is he? - Introduction


Fudoo Myoo-Oo / Acala Vidyârâja 不動明王
Fudoo Myoo-Oo - Japanese   

19 Characteristic Signs of Fudo Myo-O . 不動十九観

Three Most Famous Fudo . 三大不動尊 Sandai Fudo Son

Fudo Myo-o. Explanation in German. auf Deutsch


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- - - - - other names

Acalanaatha, Acalanatha, Ācalanātha, Acala-Natha

Aryacalanatha, Āryācalanātha 阿奢羅曩 "immovable Lord"

Fudoo Son, Mudoo Son 不動尊 - 無動尊 Fudo Son, Mudo Son

Fudoo Shisha 不動使者 "Messenger Fudo"
in the sutra 不空羂索神変真言経
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Mudoo Shisha 無動使者

Candacala, Candamaharoshana, Candaroshana, Mahakandaroshana
- as an emanation of Buddha Akshobhya (Tibetan connection)

jigo kongoo - Jigo Kongo, "diamond guardian of compassion"

joojuu kongoo. Jōjū Kongō 常住金剛 joju kongo
"eternally abiding diamond",“eternal and immutable diamond”

Trailokyavijaya

Vajrabhishana, Vajrabisana

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不動明はデビルマン Devil man

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Japanese Deities

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Japanese Buddhas and Deities
日本の神仏  shinbutsu



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.................. Introducing Buddha Statues

History of Buddha Statues in Japan 仏像の歴史



.. .. .. .. .. .. .. The Nyorai Group 如来

Amida Buddha 阿弥陀如来
- - - .紅頗梨色阿弥陀如来 Gubari Amida Nyorai in red cloth .

Dainichi Nyorai 大日如来 The Great Sun, Center of the Universe

O-Take Nyorai お竹如来

Shaka Nyorai 釈迦如来  Gautama Buddha

Tahoo Nyorai 多宝如来 Taho Nyorai - Prabhuta Ratna プラブータ・ラトナ

Yakushi Nyorai 薬師如来、Buddha of Medicine


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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. The Bosatsu Group 菩薩

. Bosatsu 菩薩  Bodhisattva Group .


Daigen Shuri Bosatsu 招宝七郎大権修理菩薩
monastery-protecting spirit (gogaranjin 護伽藍神)
and temple Anryu-Ji 安竜寺


Fugen Bosatsu 普賢菩薩(ふげんぼさつ) (Samantabhadra)
and the white Elephant


Hoki Bosatsu, Hooki Bosatsu 法起菩薩 ... "Hoodoo Sennin" 法道仙人, Temple Bodaiji 菩提寺, Saint Tokudo 徳道上人


... ... ... Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩
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Ajimi Jizo 嘗試地蔵 and Kobo DaishiKoya san

Jizo as Jigoku Bosatsu 地獄菩薩, Namu Jigoku Daibosatsu
南無地獄大菩薩

Asekaki Jizoo, the Sweating Jizo 汗かき地蔵

Gote Jizoo ごて地蔵 Gote Jizo , Osaka, Kita-Ku
曽根崎警察署の裏

Hadaka Jizoo Naked Jizo 裸地蔵

Hooroku Jizoo ほうろく地蔵 with an earthen pot on his head
(Horoku Jizo 焙烙地蔵)

Miso Jizoo 広島のみそ地蔵

O-Bake Jizoo 化け地蔵 the monstrous Jizo statues Nikko

Omokaru Jizoo, Heavy or Light Jizo おもかる地蔵、重軽地蔵

Shinpei-Ji 心平寺 地蔵  Kencho-Ji, Kamakura

Shioname Jizo 塩嘗地蔵 Salt-tasting Jizo in Kamakura

Yonaki Jizo and babies crying at night 夜泣き地蔵



... ... ... Kannon Bosatsu 観音菩薩

Batoo Kannon, Horseheaded Kannon 馬頭観音

Hakodate 33 Kannon Pilgrimage 西国移土三十三観音, 函館市湯川寺

Hatakiri Kannon はたきり観音さん, Shikoku Henro 10

Jundei Kannon, Juntei Kannon 准胝 観音 Mother of all Buddhas
准胝仏母(じゅんていぶっぽ)

Maria Kannon マリア観音 Christians in Nagasaki

Nyoirin Kannon, Wishfulfilling Kannon如意輪観音
..... Seiryuu Gongen, Dragon Deity Zennyo 清瀧権現

O-Shichi Kannon お七観音 at temple Tanjo-Ji in Okayama 誕生寺 (Tanjooji)

Senju Kannon, with 1000 Arms and Juuichimen Kannon with 11 heads 千手観音, 十一面観音

Shichimen Kannon 七面観音 Nichiren and Mount Minobu
Shichimen Daibosatsu 七面大菩薩

Usuzumi Kannon, Light Charcoal Cherry Tree Kannon 薄墨観音




Kokuuzoo Bosatsu 虚空蔵菩薩 Kokuzo Bosatsu
Akashagarbha Bodhisattva.
Bodhisattva of Wisdom and Memory



Maso Bosatsu, Senrigan and Junpuji 媽祖菩薩, 千里眼, 順風耳

Memyo Bosatsu 馬鳴菩薩. Ashvagosha

Miroku Bosatsu 弥勒菩薩 Maitreya

Monju Bosatsu 文殊菩薩 Manjushri

Myoken Bosatsu (Myooken Bosatsu) 妙見菩薩
and Star Shrines in Japan, Hoshi Jinja 星神社

Nikko Bosatsu (Sunlight) Gakko Bosatsu (Moonlight)
日光菩薩と月光菩薩 Suryaprabha and Candraprabha



Seishi Bosatsu 勢至菩薩 Mahasthamaprapta


Sengen Daibosatsu 浅間大菩薩 Deity of Mount Fuji



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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. The Myo-O Group 明王の部

Aizen Myo-O  愛染明王

Daigensui 大元帥明王 Taigen (Atavaka)

Daiitoku Myo-O 大威徳明王 Yamaantaka


. . . . Fudo Myo-O ... see above


Goosanze Myo-O 降三世明王 Gosanze Trilokavijaya


Kujaku Myo-O 孔雀明王 The Pheasant Wisdom King 

Ususama Myo-O 烏瑟沙摩明王
Ucchusma, deity of the toilet

Zao Gongen 蔵王権現


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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. The Ten Group, Tenbu 天部 Deva, Devas

Many of them are devas are deities coming from India and some have shrines with a torii 鳥居entrance gate dedicated to them. The division between Shinto and Buddhism is difficult here, ecpecially since many sanctuaries were erected before the separation of the two religions in Japan in the Meiji period.


Ashura, Asura (あしゅら) 阿修羅


Benzaiten 弁財天, Benten 弁天 Benzai-Ten
..... Benten and the Gods of Water


Bishamonten、Tamonten 多聞天 (Vaishravana) 毘沙門天、毘沙門の使ひ

Bishukatsuma 毘首羯磨 (Vishvakarman ヴィシュヴァカルマン)
自在天王・工巧天・巧妙天

Daikoku Ten 大黒天 Daikoku sama

Dairokuten Ma-O ... 第六天魔王, 大六天 Take Jizaiten 他化自在天

Dakiniten, Dakini Ten (Vajra Daakini) 荼枳尼天

Datsueba 奪衣婆 or 脱衣婆 the Old Hag of Hell

Ebisu ... 夷 恵比寿 恵比須 えびす、エビス God of Good Luck

Enma Ten, Enma Oo (Emma): The King of Hell閻魔天、閻魔王
..... The Ten Kings of Hell, Juu Oo 十王


Gigeiten 伎芸天 Daijizai Tennyo 大自在天女 and
Daijizai Ten 大自在天 (Shiva)

Gohoojin 護法神 Protectors of the Buddhist law


Hotei 布袋 Pu-Tai

Idaten 韋駄天 (Skanda)

Juuni Shinshoo 十二神将 Twelve Heavenly Generals,
12 Warrior Generals

Kankiten (Ganesh) Elephant-headed deity

Kichijoten 吉祥天 Kichijooten (Lakshmi, Shri Mahadevi)

Kishibojin 鬼子母神, Kishimojin, Kangimo, Kariteimo 訶梨帝母

Kuroyami Ten 黒闇天 Kokuan Ten of the Darkness
Kuroyami Tennyo 黒闇天女(くろやみてんにょ)

Madarajin, Matarajin, Matara Shin 摩多羅神 Mathara, Mahakala

Mao son 護法魔王尊 Gohoo Maoo Son
and the three sonten 尊天 of Kurama mountain temple

Marishiten 摩利支天 Marishi Ten

Nio, Deva Kings 仁王 (Nioo, Niou)


. Ototen 乙天 Bishamonten .


Shakudaijin 石大神 - near Ogisu, Suzuka-gun, Kyoto
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Shomen Kongo 青面金剛 Shoomen Kongoo
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Taishakuten, Taishaku Ten 帝釈天
Indra, Sakra Deva, Shakra Devanam Indra
and the Koshin Cult (kooshin 庚申, ka no e saru)


The Gods of the four elements 風水天地の神様
水神 Suijin, 風神 Fuujin, 地神 Chijin, 火神 Kajin


Seven Gods of Good Luck 七福神 Shichifukujin 


. Wakaten 若天 Fudo Myo-O .

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Saints and holy figures


Binzuru 賓頭盧 (Pinzuru)

. MORE Fellow Pilgrims .


. Memorial Days of Poets .


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Hibutsu ... 秘仏 ... Secret and hidden Buddha statues

Temples and Shrines of Japan



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.. .. .. .. .. .. .. Shinto Deities 神道の神様


. - - - kami 神 Shinto deities - ABC-list - - - .


- - - - - The Gods of Japan and Haiku (kami to hotoke)


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Shingō 神語
A "divine title" affixed to the name of a kami.
A wide variety of titles have come into use in accordance with the unique characteristics of kami, and as a result of historical changes in the way kami have been understood. In the ancient period, the title mikoto was used, while expressions such as myōjin ("shining kami"), daibosatsu (great bodhisattva), and gongen (avatar) came into use as a product of kami-buddha combinatory cults (shinbutsu shūgō). During the Edo period, the title reisha ("spirit shrine") was applied to the departed spirits of human beings.

The title mikoto, written variously with the characters 命 or 尊 was used in ancient classics such as Kojiki and Nihongi as a title of respect for both kami and noble persons. It is believed that mi represents an honorific prefix, while koto means "thing," "event," or "word"; together, the reading mikoto has been interpreted as referring to a "noble personage," "minister" or "medium" (mikotomochi), and "noble child" (miko; see mikogami).

Nihongi differentiates between the usage of characters 尊 and 命 for mikoto, stating that the earlier character is used to refer only to kami of the utmost dignity with direct linkage to the imperial descent, while the latter character is used for all other kami.

The title myōjin 明神 as applied to Japanese kami is believed to evolved from an earlier term myōjin 名神 ("eminent kami"), which was used in ancient works like Engishiki to refer to kami of particularly noteworthy power. Under the influence of the homophonic myōjin 明神 ("shining deity") found in Chinese and Buddhist texts, the latter character combination came to be applied to indigenous kami as well.

Daibosatsu is obviously a term of Buddhist origin, and refers to a "great kami that has awakened to the Way of the Bodhisattva." The title daibosatsu is first seen in 781, when the kami Hachiman was honored with the title Gokoku Reigen Iriki Jintsū Daibosatsu ("Great Bodhisattva of National Protection and Marvelous Spirit Power"). From that time, the title daibosatsu has been applied to numerous other kami, including Fuji Sengen Daibosatsu and Tado Daibosatsu.

Gongen (avatar) is likewise of Buddhist origin, a term deriving from the doctrine of honji suijaku ("original essence, manifest traces"). According to this belief, buddhas may provisionally manifest themselves in this world in the form of kami or deities indigenous to various locales. Some well-known kami bestowed with this title include Kumano Gongen, Kasuga Gongen, and Hakusan Gongen.

The title reisha originates with the Yuiitsu Shinto school of the Yoshida family, which first used the term to refer to a shrine erected over the grave of the school's founder. Mano Tokitsuna's Kokin shingaku ruihen describes reisha as "a general term referring to shrines devoted to the spirits of human beings," but the term was also later used as a title for the kami themselves. Within Yoshida Shintō, the titles reijin reisha and myōjin were all applied to deceased human spirits, and this usage influenced the use of the terms in other schools as well, including Yoshikawa Shintō and Suika Shintō, where they were applied to persons who had mastered the deepest imports of the religion. Some of these individuals included Yoshikawa Koretari, posthumously titled Miaredō Reisha, and Yamazaki Ansai, who was titled Suika Reisha.

Another unusual example of the attribution of shingō to humans is that of Sugawara Michizane, who was titled tenjin or "heavenly deity."
source : Sato Masato, Kokugakuin 2005


More details and introduction:
. shinbutsu 神仏 kami to hotoke .
shinbutsu shūgō 神仏習合 Syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism
shinbutsu bunri 神仏分離 Separation of Shinto and Buddhism


日本の神仏の辞典 - 大島建彦 (編集)

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1994
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Who is Fudo Myo-O, the Wisdom King ?

Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo , Fudou Myou Ou 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
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Acala (Skr.: Acala, Achala अचल; "immovable" one)
is a guardian deity primarily revered in Vajrayana Buddhism in Japan, China and elsewhere.

He is classed among the vidyārāja and preeminent among the Five Wisdom Kings of the Womb Realm. Accordingly, his figure occupies an important hierarchical position in the pictorial diagramatic Mandala of the Two Realms. In Japan, Acala is revered in the Shingon, Tendai, Zen and Nichiren sects.



Overview
Descriptions of his physical appearance derive from such scriptural source as the Mahavairocana Tantra (Dainichikyō (『大日経』)) and its annotation.

His face is expressive of extreme wrath, wrinkle-browed,left eye squinted or looking askance, lower teeth biting down the upper lip. He has the physique of a corpulent (round-bellied) child. He bears a sword in his right hand, and a lariat or noose (kensaku (羂索)) in his left hand. He is engulfed in flame, and seated on a "huge rock base" (banjakuza (盤石座)).

Acala is said to be a powerful deity who protects All the Living (sattva, shujō (衆生)) by burning away all impediments (antar-aya, shōnan (障難)) and defilements, thus aiding them towards enlightenment.

In Japanese esoteric Buddhism, according to an arcane interpretive concept known as the "three wheel-embodiments(ja)" or san rinjin (三輪身) Acala and the rest of the five wisdom kings are considered kyōryō tenshin (教令輪身 "embodiments of the wheel of injunction"), or beings whose actions constitute the teaching of the law (the other embodiments teach by word, or merely by their manifest existence). Under this conceptualization, the wisdom kings are ranked superior to the Dharmapala (gohō zenshin (護法善神)), a different class of guardian deities. Nevertheless, this distinction sometimes fails to be asserted, or the two are openly treated as synonymous by many commentators, even in clearly Japanese religious contexts.

The Sanskrit symbol that represents Acala is hāṃ हां ( conventionally transliterated kān (kaan) (カーン)).
However, it has been confounded with the similar glyph (हूं hūṃ), prompting some commentators to mistakenly identify the Acala with other deities. (The Sanskrit symbol is called siddham, bonji (梵字)), or "seed syllable" (zh: bīja, Ja: shuji (種子)).

Some of the other transliterations and variants to his name are Ācalanātha, Āryācalanātha, Ācala-vidyā-rāja. The Hindu form of the deity may also be known as Caṇḍamahāroṣaṇa or Caṇḍaroṣaṇa "the violent-wrathful" one.

History
Originally the Hindu deity Acalanātha (अचलनाथ),
whose name in Sanskrit signifies ācala "immovable" + nātha' "protector, Acala was incorporated into esoteric Buddhism (late 7th century, India) as a servant of Buddha. In Tang Dynasty China, he became Budong (pinyin: Búdòng; Middle Chinese: /pǝw dungx/- 不動, "immovable"), a translated-meaning-name derived from Acala. In turn, the deity was imported into Japan as Fūdō (不動) "immovable") by the priest Kobo Daishi Kūkai (died 835) who was studying in China as a member of the Kentoshi mission, and founded the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism.

As the deity's importance waned in India and China (as did the religion itself), the iconic image remained popular throughout the Middle Ages (and into modern times) in Nepal, Tibet and Japan, where sculptural and pictorial representations of them are most often found. Much of the iconography comes from Japan, where a popular cult especially devoted to him has developed.

In Tibetan Buddhism and art, the buddha Akshobhya, whose name also means "the immovable one", presides over the clan of deities to which Ācala belongs. Other sources refer to the Acala/Caṇḍaroṣaṇa as an "emanation" of Akshobhya, suggesting further assimilation.

Acala in Japan
Fudō-myōō (不動明王) is the full Japanese name for Acala-vidyaraja, or Fudō (o-Fudō-sama etc.) for short. It is the literal translation of the Sanskrit term "immovable wisdom king".

Iconography
Acala in Buddhist art since the Heian era has depicted him as angry-faced, holding a vajra sword and a lariat. In later representations, such as those used by the yamabushi monks, he may have one fang pointing up and another pointing down, and a braid on the one side of his head.

The sword he holds may or may not be flaming and sometimes described only generically as a hōken (宝剣 "treasure sword") or as kongō-ken (金剛杵 "vajra sword"), which is descriptive of the fact that the pommel of the sword is in the shape of the talon-like kongō-sho (金剛杵 "vajra") of one type or another. It may also be referred to as sanko-ken (三鈷剣 "three-pronged vajra sword"). However in some cases as in the Akafudo painting, the divinity is seen holding the Kurikara-ken, a sword with the dragon coiled around it.

The flaming nimbus or halo behind the statue is known as the "karura flame", after a mythical firebreathing birdlike creature, the garuda.

The two boy servants who is usually depicted in attendance to Acala are named Kongara (Kiṃkara) and Seitaka (Ceṭaka) though there are said to be eight such boy servants altoghether, and as many as forty-eight servants overall.

His seat, the banjakuza (盤石座 or "huge rock base")   is considered an appropriate iconographic symbol to demonstrate the steadfastness of" the Fudō.

Acala/Fudo Cult
In Japan, Acala became an idol of worship in its own right, and became installed as the gohonzon (本尊) or main deity at temples and outdoor shrines. A famous example is the Narita Fudo, a Shingon subsect temple at Narita-san.

At Shingon Buddhist temples dedicated to Ācala, priests perform the Fudō-hō (不動法), or ritual service to enlist the deity's power of purification to benefit the faithful. This rite routinely involves the use of the ritual burning ceremony, fire ritual or goma (護摩) (Skr.: Homa) as a purification tool.

Lay persons or monks in yamabushi gear who go into rigorous training outdoors in the mountains also often pray to small Ācala statue or talisman they carry, which serve as his honzon. This praciticed path of yamabushi's training, known as Shugendō, predates the introduction of Ācala, so at first adored idols such as the Zaō Gongen who appeared before the sect's founder En no Ozunu or the Vairocana. But eventually Ācala was added to list of deities most typically enshrined by the yamabushi monks, either portable, or installed in outdoor shrines (hokora). These statues would be often placed near waterfalls (a common training ground) and deep in the mountains and in caves.

Ācala also tops the list of so-called Thirteen Buddhas (jūsan butsu (十三仏)). Thus Shingon sect mourners assign the Fudo the "First Seven Days" (Shonanoka (初七日)) of service. The first week is an important observance, but perhaps not as prominently important as the observance of "seven times seven days" (i.e. 49 days) signifying the end of "intermediate state" (bardo).

Literature on Shinto Buddhist ritual will explain that such and such Sanskrit "seed syllable", or mantra or mudra is attendant to each of the "buddhas" for each observance period. But the scholarly consensus seems to be that the invoking of the "Thirteen Buddhas" had evolved later around the 14th century and became widespread by the following century, so this could not have been part of the original teachings by priest Kukai, but rather a later adaptation.
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Acala Vidyârâja
is one of the Vidyârâjas (Myôô) class of deities, and a very wrathful deity.

He is portrayed holding a sword in his right hand and a coiled rope in his left hand. With this sword of wisdom, Acala cuts through deluded and ignorant minds and with the rope he binds those who are ruled by their violent passions and emotions. He leads them onto the correct path of self control. Acala is also portrayed surrounded by flames, flames which consume the evil and the defilements of this world. He sits on a flat rock which symbolizes the unshakeable peace and bliss which he bestows to the minds and the bodies of his devotees.

Purpose and Vows
Acala transmits the teachings and the injunctions of Mahâvairocana to all living beings and whether they agree to accept or to reject these injunctions is up to them, Acala's blue/black body and fierce face symbolize the force of his will to draw all beings to follow the teachings of the Buddha. Nevertheless, Acala's nature is essentially one of compassion and he has vowed to be of service to all beings for eternity.

Acala also represents his aspect of service by having his hair knotted in the style of a servant: his hair is tied into seven knots and falls down from his head on the left side. Acala has two teeth protruding from out of his mouth, an upper tooth and a lower tooth. The upper tooth is pointed downward and this represents his bestowing unlimited compassion who are suffering in body and spirit. His lower tooth is pointed upward and this represents the strength of his desire to progress upward in his service for the Truth. In his upward search for Bodhi and in his downward concern for suffering beings, he represents the beginning of the religious quest, the awakening of the Bodhicitta and the beginning of his compassionate concern for others.
It is for this reason that the figure of Acala is placed first among
the thirteen deities (juusanbutsu 十三仏).

His vow is to do battle with evil with a powerful mind of compassion and to work for the protection of true happiness. To pray for recovery from illness and for safety while traveling is to rely upon his vow and power to save. Acala is also the guide for the deceased, to help save them and assist them in becoming buddhas for the first seven days after death.

Read more about these 13 deities.
http://www.shingon.org/deities/jusanbutsu/fudo.html

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Standing Fast: Fudō Myōō in Japanese Literature


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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
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19 Characteristic Signs of Fudo Myo-O

不動十九観 / 不動十九相観

Fudoo Juukyuu Sansoo
Fudo Jukyu Sanso

Just as Buddha Shakyamuni has 32 characteristic signs, Fudo Myo-O has 19.
They are described in documents of the Tendai sect like the following:

1 He is an incarnation of Dainichi Nyorai.
2 His Mantra has the four letters : a ro kan man .
3 He usually lives in a world of fire.
4 He has the figure of a fat young man, rather unpleasant.
5 He has seven knots in his hair and a lotus blossom on top of them.

6 On his left shoulder a plait of hair hangs down.
7 The wrinkles on his forehead look like water waves.
8 The left eye is closed, the right one wide open. - eyes
9 He bites his right upper lip with the lower teeth and his left lip protrudes.
10 He has his mouth shut strictly.

11 He carries a three-pronged sword in his right hand.
12 He carries a rope in his left hand.
13 He eats the leftover food of ascetic monks.
14 He stands or sits on a throne of stone.
15 His body color is of an unpleasant black-blue-green.

16 His look is fierce and threatening.
17 He has a fiery Garuda bird on his halo.
18 A Kurikara Dragon is wrapped around his sword.
19 He has two child acolytes by his side.


05 - 06 . kami 髪 his hairstyle .
shichi shakei 七沙髻 / benpatsu 一弁髪

07 . suiha 水波相 wrinkles on his forehead .

08 . tenchigan 天地眼 "eyes of heaven and earth" .

09 . kiba 牙 the teeth of Fudo .

11 . gooma riken 降魔利剣 demon-subjugating sharp sword .

12 . kensaku, kenjaku 羂索 rope, lariat, noose .

14 . daiza 台座 seat, throne .

17 . koohai, kōhai 光背 mandorla, halo, Nimbus.

18 . Kurikara sword 倶利伽羅不動剣 .

19 . Sanjuuroku Dooji 三十六童子 36 Attendants .
Kongara 矜迦羅童子(こんがらどうじ)、
Seitaka 制迦童子(せいたかどうじ)

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天台僧 安然が、「不動立印儀軌修行次第」により不動明王を想い従うために唱えたもの

(1)大日如来の化身
(2)真言中に、ア・ロ・カン・マンの4字がある
(3)常に火生三昧(かしょうざんまい)に住んでいる
(4)肥満した童子の姿で、卑しい
(5)頭頂に七沙髻があり、蓮華をのせている

(6)左肩に一弁髪を垂らす benpatsu
(7)額に水波(すいは)のようなしわがある suiha
(8)左の目を閉じ右の目を開いている
(9)下の歯で右上の唇を噛み、左下の唇の外へ出している
(10)口を硬く閉じている

(11)右手に三鈷剣を持っている
(12)左手に羂索を持っている
(13)行者の残食を食べる
(14)大磐石の上に安座している
(15)色が醜く青黒

(16)奮迅して憤怒している
(17)光背に迦楼羅炎(かるらえん)がある
(18)倶力迦羅竜が剣にまとわりついている
(19)両脇に2童子が侍している
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Buddha Shakyamuni
Signs of a Great Man 32 and 80

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01 玉林院 Gyokurin-In (さいたま市緑区中尾2343)廃寺。不動堂 Fudo Hall - Saitama city
02 明音院(さいたま市南区大谷口3025)廃寺 - abandoned 。 Myoon-In
03 西林院(さいたま市南区大谷口3133)廃寺 - abandoned 。 Sairin-In
04 寶珠山吉祥寺(さいたま市緑区中尾1410) Kichijo-Ji
05 三光院(さいたま市緑区東浦和8-10)廃寺 - abandoned 。 Sanko-In
06 玉泉院(さいたま市緑区大間木296-2) Gyokusen-In
07 金剛寺 Kongo-Ji (さいたま市緑区中尾238)廃寺。現不動ヶ谷不動堂 Fudo Hall
08 光善院 Kozen-In (さいたま市浦和区元町1-231-1)廃寺。現皇山不動堂 Fudo Hall (浦和区木崎2-4-13)
09 観音寺 Kanon-Ji (さいたま市浦和区北浦和3-15-22)廃寺 - abandoned 。現廓信寺

10 観音寺(さいたま市大宮区高鼻町2-262)廃寺。現満福寺(さいたま市北区日進町2-1003) 
. 10 観音寺 Kannon-Ji .
11 景元寺 Keigen-Ji (さいたま市大宮区北袋町2-379)
12 正福寺 Shofuku-Ji (さいたま市浦和区上木崎7-19-1)
13 西林山長覺院 Chogaku-In (さいたま市浦和区領家4-20-3)
14 光珠山東泉寺 Tosen-Ji (さいたま市浦和区瀬ヶ崎2-15-3)
15 不動堂 Fudo Hall (さいたま市緑区三室601-3)現報恩寺 Hoon-Ji
16 瑠璃光山東漸寺 Tozen-Ji (さいたま市緑区馬場1-3-2)
17 大智山文殊寺 Monju-Ji (さいたま市緑区三室1956)
18 不動堂 Fudo Hall (さいたま市緑区芝原2-1-6)
19 慈了山清泰寺 Seitai-Ji (さいたま市緑区東浦和5-18-9)

20 不動堂 Fudo Hall (さいたま市緑区大間木1906八丁観音堂内)
21 醫王山薬王寺 Yakuo-Ji (川口市木曽呂934) - Kawaguchi city
22 青龍山西光院 Seiko-In (川口市戸塚2-6-29)
23 平沼弁天坊 Hiranuma Benten Bo (川口市東川口5-21-19)平沼町会会館
24 延壽院 Enju-In (川口市東川口1-10-15)廃寺 - abandoned 。現一本木町会会館
25 長久山真乗院 Shinjo-In (川口市石神1253)
26 寶泉院 Hosen-In (川口市神戸303-3)廃寺 - abandoned 。現神戸町会会館
27 長源寺 Chogen-Ji (川口市道合1221)廃寺 - abandoned 。現安養山大徳寺
28 戎光山多寶院 Taho-In (川口市新井宿157)
29 箱崎山地蔵院Jizo-In (川口市桜町5-5-39)
. 29 地蔵院 Jizo-In .

30 神明院 Shinmei-In (川口市安行領家377)廃寺。不動尊は宝厳院慈林寺
宝厳院慈林寺 Jirin-Ji (川口市安行慈林954)
源性寺 Gensho-Ji (川口市安行本町3-7-8)廃寺 - abandoned 。現本町三丁目自冶会館
瑠璃山薬林寺 Yakurin-Ji (川口市朝日1-4-33)
東明院 Tomei-In (川口市船戸1-29)廃寺 - abandoned 。現平等山善光寺
薬王山最勝院 Saisho-In (川口市飯塚1-15-24)
無動山観音寺 Kannon-Ji (東京都北区浮間4-9-2) - Tokyo, Kita ward
大教院 Daikyo-In (東京都北区浮間4-9-2)廃寺 - abandoned 。現無動山観音寺
大光寺 Daiko-Ji (川口市南町1-6-2)廃寺 - abandoned 。不動尊は珍珠山吉祥院
39 東福院 Tofuku-In (川口市西川口5-15-12)廃寺 - abandoned 。

40 旧鶴林山正覺院 Seikaku-In (戸田市中町2-14-3)大宮金剛寺に変更 - Saitama, Toda city
亀寶山多福院 Tafuku-In (戸田市本町3-4-3)
新龍山金剛院 Kongo-In (戸田市氷川町2-11-11)
薬王山真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji (戸田市笹目1-12)
東光山慈眼寺 Jigan-Ji (戸田市笹目5-12-11)
圓通寺 Entsul-Ji (戸田市美女木7-4-2)現三宝山徳祥寺
日輪山一乗院 Ichijo-In (さいたま市南区内谷3-7-13)
明王山西蔵寺 Saizo-Ji (さいたま市南区内谷4-2)廃寺。現内谷不動堂 Fudo Hall
四谷観音寺 Kannon-Ji (さいたま市南区四谷3-7-34)廃寺。現四谷観音堂
49 寳榮山如意輪寺 Nyoirin-Ji (さいたま市桜区田島3-28-19)廃寺。現田島観音堂

50 神童山薬王院 Yakuo-In さいたま市桜区田島5-15-5)
真光寺 Shinko-Ji (さいたま市桜区新開1-6-35)
安養山金剛寺 Kongo-Ji (さいたま市桜区道場3-15-3)
蓮乗寺 Renjo-Ji (さいたま市桜区栄和6-11-5)廃寺 - abandoned
出世山光明寺 Komyo-Ji (さいたま市桜区町谷3-11-18)
華蔵院 Kezo-In (さいたま市桜区南元宿1-13)廃寺 - abandoned 。現南元宿不動堂
三神山萬行寺 Mangyo-Ji (さいたま市桜区中島4-4-21)廃寺。
神明寺 Jimyo-Ji (さいたま市桜区塚本246-1)廃寺 - abandoned 。現塚本神明神社
大泉寺 Daisen-Ji (さいたま市西区島根634)廃寺 - abandoned。墓地のみ
59 林光寺 Rinko-Ji (さいたま市西区植田谷本504)

60 東覺院 / 東覚院 Togaku-In (さいたま市桜区神田726)廃寺。現永福寺
三光寺 Sanko-Ji (さいたま市中央区上峰4-7-28)廃寺。現円福寺
圓乗院 / 円乗院 Enjo-In (さいたま市中央区本町西1-13-10)
明王院(さいたま市中央区鈴谷8-4)廃寺 - abandoned 。現鈴谷大堂
日向不動堂 Hinata Fudo-Do (さいたま市桜区西堀10-4)
法性寺 Hossho-Ji (さいたま市中央区大戸3-13-3)廃寺 - abandoned 。現大戸不動堂 Fudo Hall
上宮山醫王寺 / 医王寺 Io-Ji (さいたま市桜区西堀2-6-17)
鹿手袋不動堂 Shikatebukuro Fudo-Do (さいたま市南区鹿手袋6-5-10)。現寶泉寺境外不動堂 Fudo Hall
遍照院 Henjo-In (さいたま市南区沼影1-6-29)廃寺 - abandoned。現沼影観音堂
69 真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji (さいたま市南区別所2-5-14)

70 玉蔵院 Gyokuzo-In (さいたま市浦和区仲町2-13-22)
不動堂 Fudo-Do (さいたま市浦和区常磐1-4-23成就院内)
福壽寺 Fukuju-Ji (さいたま市浦和区岸町3-13)廃寺 - abandoned 。現調神社
醫王寺 / 医王寺 Io-Ji (さいたま市南区白幡2-16-8)
寶性寺 / 宝性寺 Hosho-Ji (さいたま市南区本町2-13-4)
不動堂 Fudo Hall (さいたま市南区文蔵4-7-5)薬師堂内
玉泉院 Gyokusen-In (さいたま市南区根岸4-2-7)廃寺 - abandoned 。現根岸薬師堂
晴曇山和光院 Wako-In (さいたま市南区辻3-11-6)
吉祥院 Kissho-In (さいたま市南区辻2-3-9)
79 東光寺 Toko-Ji (蕨市錦町6-5)廃寺 - abandoned 。

80 成就院 Joju-In (蕨市北町3-2-4)廃寺 - abandoned 。現三学院 - Warabi city, Nishiki town
81 真光寺 Shinko-Ji (川口市芝6296)廃寺。現慈星院管理 - Kawaguchi city
82 神宮寺 Jingu-Ji (川口市芝6880)廃寺 - abandoned 。現長徳寺管理
83 慈星院 Jisei-In (川口市芝5222)
84 天晴山大行院 Daigyo-In (川口市芝高木1-14-27)
85 不動堂 Fudo Hall (川口市芝下3-35-2)芝下町会会館
86 稲荷山定正寺 Josho-Ji (蕨市塚越3-2-14)廃寺 - abandoned 。現塚越稲荷神社
07 大聖山龍泉寺 Ryusen-Ji (川口市青木5-5-36)
88 般若院 Hannya-In (川口市青木5-18)廃寺 - abandoned 。現青木氷川神社
89 大学院 Daigaku-In (川口市青木5-19)廃寺 - abandoned。なし

90 寶林寺 / 宝林寺 Horin-Ji (川口市南5-14)廃寺 - abandoned 。現吾智堂
駒形山真福寺 Shinpuku-Ji (川口市辻736)
円通山法福寺 Hofuku-Ji (川口市里1577)
明達院 Myotatsu-In (川口市上青木2-27)廃寺 - abandoned 。現上青木氷川神社
観了坊/ 読了坊 Dokuryo-Bo (川口市前川4-30-13)現補陀洛山観福寺
萬福寺 Manpuku-Ji (川口市前川4-30-13)現補陀洛山観福寺
大光寺 Daiko-Ji (川口市伊刈975)廃寺。現伊刈町会会館
大慈山観音院 Kannon-In (川口市柳崎4-11-30)
安樂寺 Anraku-Ji (さいたま市南区大谷2015)現信成院
99 善應院 Zenno-In (さいたま市南区広ヶ谷戸320)
100行弘寺 Gyoko-Ji (さいたま市南区太田窪2310)

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Daifukuji Muro Taki Waterfall

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Daifuku-Ji 大福寺
室田之滝不動尊 Murota no Taki Fudo Waterfall
秀巌山 Shuganzan 瀧水院 Ryusui-In  

Gunma 群馬県


群馬県高崎市 / 5558 Nakamurodamachi, Takasaki, Gunma

Founded most probably by 最澄伝教大師 Saicho Dengyo Daishi when he traveled in the area.
Saicho carved the statue of Fudo Myo-O and built the hall to shelter it. Then he held a ritual to purify the statue and took one of his ritual tools, the dokko 独鈷 thunderbolt, and threw it outside at the rock, where the waterfall started to flow. Saicho said:
「滝に沐浴すれば総じて苦悩を洗い、
去りて秘境の極に至ることこの清泉に勝るものなし」
The present-day hall was built in 1802.

Many pilgrims came to the waterfall to pray for healing from diseases of the brain.

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大般若会大護摩供 福だるま市

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This temple is Nr. 3 of the
. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Northern Kanto .



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Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Fudo Pilgrims .



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2/02/2020

Fudosawa Tsubakurodani

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Fudosawa Tsubakurodani Valley



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Tsubakuro-dani つばくろ谷 Tsubakuro valley
The view of the dense trees closing in on 不動沢 Fudousawa Creek deep inside Tsubakuro Valley in Fukushima Prefecture is splendid. It is also one of the most famous fall-leaf viewing spots along the Bandai-azuma skyline, as well as being one of the eight great Azuma viewing spots.
The name Tsubakuro comes from the fact that Asian spotted martins (or iwatsubame in Japanese) often used to fly through and above the valley.
A new Fudousawa Bridge,
rebuilt in 2002, allows for visitors to look down on the narrow valley from 80m above. The view of the valley during autumn is breathtaking and the contrast between the variously colored leaves and the white waters of the creek is quite beautiful.
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不動沢滝 Waterfall at Fudosawa / Fudozawa
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秋の吾妻不動沢つばくろ谷
source : amanaimages.com/info...


Tsubakuro Valley Parking Lot
Jinnomori Machiniwasaka, Fukushima

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. tsubakuro つばくろ swallow, martin .
Hirundo rustica


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4/05/2019

Hakoshima springs Gunma

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Hakoshima yuusui 箱島湧水 Hakoshima springs


source : water-pub.env.go.jp/water-pub/mizu-site...

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Clear water counted as one of Japan’s 100 Fine Water gushes out at the base of a 500-year-old huge cedar tree in the precinct of Hakoshima Fudoson Temple in Hakoshima, Higashi-Agatsuma-cho, Agatsuma-gun, Gunma Prefecture.
It springs out 30,000 tons of water per day.
The water is supposed to be the sub-soil water of Lake Haruna.
Legend has it
that the wife of a Warring States period warrior of the Kibe clan was pursued by the enemy and finally threw herself into Lake Haruna. Knowing this tragedy, her son Priest Enko of the nearby temple sent her memorial tablet to the bottom of the lake to appease her soul. The tablet, however, floated out of water in the springs later. This memorial tablet is placed in the temple hall even today.
The spring water
pours into the Narusawa River, which supplies water for agriculture, trout aquaculture and the prefecture’s Inland Water Fisheries Experiment Station as well as the drinking water to the local village. This clear water is so cold that your hand will become numb.
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Hakoshima Fudo Hall
東吾妻町大字箱島、箱島不動尊(箱島不動堂)

の脇に立つスギの木(「不動尊の大杉」、樹齢400ないし500年、東吾妻町指定天然記念物)の根元から湧き出す水が、箱島湧水である。湧出量は1年間を通じて1日あたり3万立方メートルで、伝説では榛名湖からの水とされているが、実際にはそうではなく、山に降った雨水が火山灰層を浸透して湧いたものである。湧出後は高さ12メートル・幅7メートルの山雀の瀑と呼ばれる滝となって流れ落ちている。下流の鳴沢川はホタルの生息地であり、地元の住民らによって清掃活動が行われている。
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群馬県吾妻郡東吾妻町
909 Hakoshima, Higashiagatsuma, Agatsuma District, Gunma






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- Yearly Festivals 年中行事 -

On the third Saturday of March in the Fudo Temple Hall.
箱島不動尊のお祭り


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4/02/2019

nirami Fudo staring

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nirami Fudoo 睨み不動 staring Fudo


source : wikipedia

Mount Atago in Kasama,Ibaraki Prefecture
茨城県笠間市泉の愛宕山中の悪態祭り巡拝路の祠

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不動明王様が睨みをきかせた豪華な寺院
「成田山川越別院」 Naritasan Kawagoe Betsuin

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source : travel.co.jp/guide...

At a train station in
富山県の中新川(なかにいかわ)郡
Toyama prefecture, Nakaniikawa
There is a famous temple named 「日石(にっせき)寺
and an onsen hot spring named after Fudo :
大岩不動の湯

. 大岩山日石寺 Oiwasan, Nisseki-Ji .

大岩不動尊 Ooiwa Fudo (Big Rock)


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3/15/2019

Daishoji Namikiri Fudo

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Daishooji 大聖寺 Daisho-Ji
Nr. 35 阿舎羅山 - 不動院 - 波切不動尊 Namikiri Fudo
Fudo cutting the waves


Chiba 千葉県
涅槃の道場 Nehan : The fourth round: Nirvana

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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いすみ市大原町大原10676
10676 Ohara, Isumi, Chiba

The temple is in the middle of the Ohara fishing village.
The village is famous for the 大原はだか祭 Ohara Hadaka Naked Festival.

The temple was built in 1248, when a woman diver found a statue of Fudo Myo-O on the bottom of the ocean.
The roof of the Fudo Hall was thatched and is now an important cultural property.

The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.

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source : city.isumi.lg.jp/miryoku...



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. Namikiri 浪切不動明王 / 波切り不動 cutting waves .

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

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. 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 - .


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3/08/2019

Isumi Fudo Chiba

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Isumi Fudo Son 夷隅不動尊
Kariya Fudo Son 刈谷不動尊

Nr. 34 幸野山 Sainosan - 宝勝院 Hosho-In

Chiba 千葉県
涅槃の道場 Nehan : The fourth round: Nirvana

. 北関東三十六不動尊霊場
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千葉県夷隅郡夷隅町苅谷307
307 Kariya hamlet, Isumi town, Chiba

The temple was founded in around 1580.
It is located in the kimon 鬼門 inauspicious direction in the North-East of the castle 万喜城 Mangijo / Manki castle of the Daimyo of the Isumi region, 土岐氏 the Toki clan.

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Mangi castle (万木城) is located over Shiroyama hill, one of about 50 meter height in the middle part of current Isumi city at the southeastern part of Boso peninsula. Isumi-gawa river, a large one of the area which flows from nearly south edge of Boso peninsula flows toward north and turns to east at Otaki town toward Pacific Ocean, and castle site is just at the middle of Otaki area and river mouth.
... Origin of Mangi castle
Origin of Mangi castle is unclear along with its master Toki clan, but might be built in the beginning of 16th century. Toki clan was originally a distinguished family which was a branch family of Minamoto clan that later established Kamakura Shogunate and regarded as the leader of Samurai. Toki clan diverged from Minamoto clan in 11th century, then grew their power at their territory Mino province (Gifu prefecture) along with many branch families.
..... Kazusa Toki clan at Mangi castle was a branch family of Toki clan. .....
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In the compound of the temple are other buildings:

bokeyoke Yakushi ぼけ除け薬師
Yakushi to prevent dementia




. boke yoke ボケ除け to prevent dementia .

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- source : facebook Ishii Yasuyuki san


- Chant of the temple

幸野(みゆきの)の 原に坐します 不動尊
萬喜(まんぎ)の城の 病門の除


. Tengu and Fudo Myo-o 天狗と不動明王 .


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夷隅郡 Isumi district
Isumi is part of ancient Kazusa Province. During the Edo period, the area was mostly tenryō territory ruled by various hatamoto on behalf of the Tokugawa shogunate. The former town of Isumi was established on April 29, 1955 from the merger of former Kuniyoshi Town with two neighboring villages.
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. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Introduction .
 

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. 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 - .


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