5/28/2006

White Fudo

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Fudo with white eyes , Mejiro Fudo 目白不動
White Fudo, Shiro-Fudo 白不動


shirofudo, shiro fudoo
Mejiro Fudo Tokyo Temple Kinjoo-In 金乗院 Kinjo-In
目白不動「金乗院」 豊島区高田2-12-39


source - tomiaki/goshiki/mejiro


. 関東三十六不動霊場 - Kanto
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .

Nr. 14 関東三十六不動霊場十四番札所

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倶梨伽羅不動庚申 Kurikara sword


hengaku 扁額 temple name plate

- source : http://4travel.jp/travelogue


. hengaku 扁額 temple name plates .

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関東三十六不動霊場十四番札所
神霊山 慈眼寺 金乗寺
寛永年中、三代将軍家光公は、特に当山の本尊断臂不動明王に「目白」の号を贈り、江戸五街道守護の五色不動(青・黄・赤・白・黒)のひとつとし、以後は目白不動明王と称することになった。またそのあたり一帯を目白台と呼ぶ事となった。現存する「目白」の各地名は、いずれも目白不動明王に由来するものである。これ以後、本尊目白不動明王は江戸三不動の第一位、東部五色不動の随一として名高く、江戸の人々の篤い帰依を受けた。爾来現今に至るまで各地より参詣が絶えず、殊に護身、厄除け眼病治療の不動尊として信仰を集めている。

新長谷寺と号していた目白不動堂は金乗院の東1km程の高台(文京区関口駒井町)にあり、元禄年中には五代将軍綱吉公とその母桂昌院が深く帰依して堂塔伽藍も壮麗を極めたが、惜しくも太平洋戦争の戦火で全焼した。奇しくも秘仏のまま難を免れた目白不動尊は、北に目白の台地を背負い、南に神田川上水が流れ、西に遥かに富嶽を望む絶好の福地を相応の地とし、滔々と霊泉の涌き出る密教相応の霊地である、ここ金乗院を卜して遷座奉安された。ここに新長谷寺は金乗院に合併し、その本尊・目白不動明王も移されたのである。
http://www.isbs.co.jp/hudou/hudou14.htm

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Mejiro the White Eye, Konjo-in temple

Mejiro Fudo is the greatest of the Five-Color-Edo Fudos. Successive Tycoons of the Edo shogunate worshiped devoutly. Many samurai and people believed in Mejiro Fudo.
The statue of the Mejiro Fudo is an important and special Buddist image. Its left arm is cut under its left elbow. Fire spurts out from the elbow.

The statue of Mejiro Fudo was moved from Sekiguchi Bunkyo-ku to Konjo-in temple because of fire by World War II on May, 1945.
http://shrike-tramway.hp.infoseek.co.jp/photograph_palace/photo_24_tenchi_english.htm

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Mejiro Fudo Gansho Temple Osaka

The temple is known for having been built by its worshippers. The principal image was directly and elaborately carved out of an 800-year-old camphor tree. The precincts are also known for beautiful ume (Japanese apricot) blossoms.



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http://www.city.tondabayashi.osaka.jp/foreign/culture/index.html

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The Red Inkstone Akama

Origin of the name
There is a story of the god, Mejiro Fudo Myo-o, who is enshrined at the old Seian-ji Temple in Sanyo-cho, Asa-gun, Yamaguchi prefecture. In this story Myo-o visited a man named Nizaemon, who lived in Ohko Sanyo-chohara, in his dream.
Myo-oh appeared and told him that there was suzuri somewhere.

He made a suzuri out of that suzuri and gave it to the domain lord Mori and given a authority to sell it to other countries. Because this rock (shale) contains iron oxide and it makes the stone color redder than normal ones.
This is why it is called "Akamaishi-red stone" and therfore, inc slab is called "Akama Suzuri- red ink-slab." One of other versions of story says it is called "Akama Suzuri", because they were mainly sold at Akamagaseki in Shimonoseki.

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White Fudo Statue at Takamizu San
浪切白不動明王

http://homepage3.nifty.com/takamizusan-sisimai/takamizusan-engi.html

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Temple Kongoo-Ji , Aome, Tokyo
真言宗豊山派 青梅山 金剛寺
東京都青梅市, 天ヶ瀬町1032

本尊 : 白不動明王
http://www.hananotera.or.jp/a_kongouji.htm

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This is a Picture Of A Contemporary White Fudo Myo'o



During my Karate days we use to sit in a Karate stance called the Fudo dachi (immovable stance) call the Fudo Dachi. The White image of Fudo Myo' O is adopted by many martial arts and Karate schools.
During my study of karate we learned of the Buddhist God Fudo myo'o. However never in my years as a Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist did I realize that this deity was written on the Gohonzon.

Please understand that White Martial arts schools transform this deity to their culture however the minute an African or African/American claim or associate with this deity we are called racist. People often say what difference does it make? By my personally looking at the traditional Black Fudo Myo'o and the White one I get a different spirit.

This White Fudo myo'o reminds me of the wrestler and now Governor of Minnesota Jesse "The Body" Ventura. There is nothing wrong with a White Fudo Myo'o but the minute you say that he is white, then we are called racist. http://www.proudblackbuddhist.org/There_are_Two_Black_Buddhas_on/Untitled_6.html


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made from 尾州桧材 Owari Hinoki pine wood
With a Garuda bird in the halo. 迦楼羅の火焔光背
Katsura Taniguchi, Kyoto 京仏商谷口
京都府京都市西京区桂下豆田町22-3 
- source : www.katsura-taniguchi.net


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Black-eyed Fudo
O-Fudo-Sama in Japan: Meguro Fudo Temple

Black Fudo 黒不動明王


White (shiroi) Haiku and the Color WHITE

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. 関東三十六不動霊場 - Kanto
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .


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3 comments:

Gabi Greve said...

- 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

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.
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https://gokurakuparadies.blogspot.jp/2017/02/gofunai-temples-38-and-39.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Nr. 54 - Shinhasedera 新長谷寺 Shin Hasedera "New Hasedera"
- 東豊山 Higashibuzan 浄瀧院 Joryu-In 新長谷寺 Shin Hasedera
豊島区高田2-12-3 /Takada, Toshima ward
Gofunai Temple Nr. 54

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https://gokurakuparadies.blogspot.jp/2017/03/gofunai-temples-54-and-55.html
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

豊山新長谷寺 Shinchokokuji (Shin-Hasedera) in Toyoshima has a statue of Fudo Myo-O, made by Kobo Daishi himself.
When Kobo Daishi was in 荷沢河, 大日如来 Dainichi Nyorai appeared to him and then changed into Fudo Myo-O.
The Deity wielded its own sword and cut off its left arm at the ellbow. A lot of smoke and flames came out of this burning wound.
Kobo Daishi made the statue just as he had seen this.
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Look at the statue here
https://fudosama.blogspot.jp/2017/10/fudo-legends-09-shizuoka.html
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