5/30/2008

Shikoku Fudo Pilgrims ENTER

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四国三十六不動尊霊場会 ...
Fudo Pilgrims in Shikoku


Preparing the Shikoku Fudo Pilgrimage
Each temple is dedicated to one of the
dooji 童子 Doji, child attendants of Fudo Myo-O.

Map of the Pilgrimage




Book for the stamps





Scroll for the stamps




White Pilgrim's Robe



More goods are here
source :  www.eitikai.co.jp


Names of the Temples

Tokushima
Japanese MAP of Tokushima

Nr. 01 . Oyamadera . Daisanji . 大山寺
Nr. 02 . Jigenji . 慈眼寺
and ... Nezumi Fudo . 鼠不動 . Mouse Fudo
03 . Saimyo-Ji (Saimyooji) . 最明寺
Nr. 04 . Hashikuraji . 箸蔵寺
Nr. 05 . Mitsugenji . 蜜厳寺

Nr. 06 . Fudo-In . 不動院
Nr. 07 . Fukusei-Ji . 福生寺
Nr. 08 . Chozen-Ji (Choozenji) . 長善寺
Nr. 09 . Oshaku-Ji (Ooshakuji) . 寶積寺
Nr. 10 . Tozen-Ji (Toozenji) . 東禅寺

Nr. 11 . Dogaku-Ji (Doogakuji) . 童学寺
Nr. 12 . Konji-Ji . 建冶寺
Nr. 13 . Mitsugenji . 蜜厳寺
Nr. 14 . Shoko-Ji (Shookooji) . 正光寺



Kochi
Japanese MAP of Kochi

Nr. 15 . Gokuraku-Ji . 極楽寺
Nr. 16 . Gokuraku-Ji . 極楽寺
Nr. 17 . Soan-Ji (Sooanji) 宗安寺


Ehime
Japanese MAP of Ehime

Nr. 18 . Jodo-Ji (Joodoji) . 浄土寺
Nr. 19 . Hoju-Ji (Hoojuji) . 宝寿寺
Nr. 20 . Korin-Ji (Koorinji) . 光林寺

Nr. 21 . Mangan-Ji . 満願寺
Nr. 22 . Koryu-Ji (Kooryuuji) . 興隆寺
Nr. 23 . Gokuraku-Ji . 極楽寺
Nr. 24 . Ryutoku-Ji (Ryuutoku ji). 隆徳寺
Nr. 25 . Horitsu-Ji (Hooritsu ji) . 法律寺

Nr. 26 . Senryu-Ji (Senryuu ji) 仙龍寺
Nr. 27 . Jofuku-Ji (Joofukuji) . 常福寺



Kagawa
Japanese MAP of Kagawa

Nr. 28 . Hagiwara Ji . 萩原寺
Nr. 29 . Myo-O Ji . 明王寺
Nr. 30 . Myo-on ji (Myoo-onji) . 妙音寺
Nr. 31 . Kaigan-Ji . 海岸寺
Nr. 32 . Tenpuku-Ji . 天福寺
Nr. 33 . Jodo-Ji (Joodoji) . 浄土寺
Nr. 34 . Jinno-Ji (Jinnooji) . 神応寺
Nr. 35 . Myo-O In . 明王院
Nr. 36 . Shodai-Ji (Shoodaiji) . 聖代寺



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The 36 Attendants of Fudo Myo-O
Sanjuuroku Dooji 三十六童子(さんじゅうろくどうじ)
不動明王の眷属。

messengers, acolytes of Fudo Myo-O (Fudô Myôô)

Each of the temples is dedicated to one of these attendants.
See each temple for a picture of the attendant doji.

01 Kongara 矜迦羅童子(こんがらどうじ)、
02 Seitaka 制迦童子(せいたかどうじ)


03 Fudoo-E 不動恵童子(ふどうえどうじ)、04 Koomooshoo 光網勝童子(こうもうしょうどうじ)、

05 Mukukoo 無垢光童子(むくこうどうじ)、06 Keishini 計子童子(けいしにどうじ)、07 Chiedoo 智慧幢童子(ちえどうどうじ)、08 Shitara 質多羅童子(しつたらどうじ)、09 Shoojookoo 召請光童子(しょうじょうこうどうじ)、

10 Fushigi 不思議童子(ふしぎどうじ, 11 Ratara 多羅童子(らたらどうじ)、12 Harahara 波羅波羅童子(はらはらどうじ)、13 Ikeira 伊醯羅童子(いけいらどうじ)、14 Shishikoo 師子光童子(ししこうどうじ)、

15 Shishi-E (Shishie)師子慧童子(ししえどうじ)、16 Abarati 阿婆羅底童子(あばらていどうじ)、17 Jikenba 持堅婆童子(じけんばどうじ)、18 Rishabi 利車毘童子(りしゃびどうじ)、19 Hokyo Go (Hookyogo) 法挾護童子(ほうきょうごどうじ)

20 Indara 因陀羅童子(いんだらどうじ)、21 大光明童子(だいこうみょうどうじ)、22 Shokomyo (Shookoomyoo) 小光明童子(しょうこうみょうどうじ)、23 Busshu Go (Busshuu Go) 仏守護童子(ぶっしゅごどうじ)、24 Hoshu Go (Hooshuu Go) 法守護童子(ほうしゅごどうじ)、

25 Soshugo (Sooshuu Go) 僧守護童子(そうしゅごどうじ)、26 Kongo-Go (Kongoo go)金剛護童子(こんごうごどうじ)、27 Kokugo (Kokuu go) 虚空護童子(こくうごどうじ)、28 Kokuuzoo 虚空蔵童子(こくうぞうどうじ)、29 Hoozoo 宝蔵護童子(ほうぞうごどうじ)、

30 Kisshoomyoo 吉祥妙童子(きっしょうみょうどうじ)、31 Kaikoo-E 戒光慧童子(かいこうえどうじ)、32 Myookoozoo 妙光蔵童子(みょうこうぞうどうじ)、33 Fuko O (Fukoo oo) 普光王童子(ふこうおうどうじ)、34 Zennishi 善師童子(ぜんにしどうじ)、35 Harika 波利迦童子(はりかどうじ)、36 Ubakei 烏婆計童子(うばけいどうじ)


amongst them the Eight great
douji
Ekoo Doji 慧光童子
Eki Doji 慧喜童子
Anokudatsu/Anokuta Doji 阿耨達童子
Shitoku Doji 指徳童子
Ukubaga Doji 烏倶婆か童子 / 烏倶婆我童子
Shoojoo Biku 清浄比丘 Shojo Biku
Kongara doji 矜羯羅童子
Seitaka doji 制叱迦童子



source : setagayakannon.com
Statue by Kooen 康円 Koen (1207 - after 1275)
Kamakura period


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Names of these Doji and possible meaning of the Japanese

多分そうであろうと言う意味で掲載しました

☆眷属とは随順する者をいう。お不動様の働きや功徳を表わしたもの

矜羯羅童子 こんがらどうじ
お不動様に従い 命ぜられた事を何でもする お不動様の慈悲の心の働きをする 智慧の徳を司る

制托迦童子 せいたかどうじ
お不動様に従い 命ぜられた事は何でする お不動様の方便の心の働きをする 福徳の徳を司る

不動恵童子  ふどうえどうじ
真実をありのままに見ることの出来る 揺るぎない智慧の働き

光網勝童子 こうもうしょうどうじ
勝れた智慧の光を照らす

無垢光童子 むくこうどうじ
穢れのない清浄な光明を照らす

計子爾童子 けいしにどうじ

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智慧幢童子 ちえどうどうじ
智慧の働き

質多羅童子 しつたらどうじ
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召請光童子 ちょうしょうこうどうじ
衆生を招き寄せる光明を照らす

不思議童子 ふしぎどうじ
一切の邪念をなくした心

羅多羅童子 らたらどうじ
(多くの衆生を救済する)

波羅波羅童子 はらはらどうじ
(波羅蜜のことと思います)

伊醯羅童子 いけらどうじ
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師子光童子 ししこうどうじ
仏・菩薩は一切、恐れるものがない

師子慧童子 ししえどうじ
仏・菩薩は一切、恐れるものがないという智慧

阿婆羅底童子 あばらちどうじ
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持堅婆童子 じけんばどうじ
しっかりと学び それを保つ

利車毘童子 りしゃびどうじ
人のために尽くす

法挟護童子 ほうきょうごどうじ
法の側にいて法を護る

因陀羅童子 いんだらどうじ
因陀羅は帝釈天のこと Taishakuten

大光明童子 だいこうみょうどうじ
大乗の智慧

小光明童子 しょうこうみょうどうじ
小乗の智慧

佛守護童子 ぶっしゅごどうじ
仏を守護する

法守護童子 ほうしゅごどうじ
法を守護する

僧守護童子 そうしゅごどうじ
僧侶を守護する

金剛護童子 こんごうごどうじ
揺らぐことのない堅い意思を護る

虚空護童子 こくうごどうじ
他のものに礙げられないように護る

虚空蔵童子 こくうぞうどうじ
無限の慈悲を現す

宝蔵護童子 ほうぞうごどうじ
教えの蔵を護る

吉祥妙童子 きっしょうみょうどうじ
最高なる心の安らぎ

戒光慧童子 かいこうえどうじ
戒を守る智慧

妙空蔵童子 みょうくぞうどうじ
最高の空を貯蔵している

普香王童子 ふこうおうどうじ
普く香(教え)を広く行き渡らせる

善爾師童子 ぜんにしどうじ
正しいものを求める

波利迦童子 はりかどうじ
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烏婆計童子 うばけいどうじ

source :  jason 666


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hachi daidooji 八大童子 eight great Doji acolytes

左から
制多迦、指徳, 矜羯羅、鳥倶婆迦 ,恵貴、清浄比丘, 阿耨達、恵光


- source : kyobibutsuzou.com

1.阿耨達童子 - あのくたどうじ - Anokuta
2.清浄比丘童子 - しょうじょうびくどうじ - Shojo biku
3.恵喜童子 - えきどうじ - Eki
4.烏倶婆ガ童子 - うぐばがどうじ - Ububaka
5.恵光童子 - えこうどうじ - Eko
6.制多伽童子 - せいたかどうじ - Seitaka
7.矜羯羅童子 - こんがらどうじ - Kongara
8.指徳童子 - しとくどうじ - Shitoku, (looks like Bishamonten)

- source : kazu_san/8douji.htm

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Group of Four Great Child Servants of Fudo Myo-O

Shoojoo Biku 清浄比丘 Shojo Biku
Ukubaga Doji 烏倶婆か童子 / 烏倶婆我童子
Kongara Doji 矜羯羅童子 and
Seitaka doji 制叱迦童子

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指徳童子 (しとくどうじ) Shitoku Doji
Its corresponding Bosatsu is
Fukuu jooju bosatsu 不空成就菩薩 / 不空成就如来 Fuku Joju Bosatsu

In the right hand he holds a sansageki 三叉戟 three-pronged spear.
In the left hand he holds a rinpoo, rinpō 輪宝 wheel of law.
He is the only one of the Doji that wears armour and a helmet
(yoroi kabuto 鎧兜).



source : tobifudo.jp/butuzo/8doji


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Shoojo Biku 清浄比丘 Shojo Biku,
Shojo Doji



Shojo Biku refers to a monk in training.
He is an incarnation of Monju Bostsu.
He carries a three-pronged vajra 三鈷杵 in his right hand
and
a box for sutra script written on palm leaves 梵篋 /宝篋 (bonkyoo) in his right.

- source : tobifudo.jp/butuzo

- bonkyoo 梵篋
- quote
bonkyou 梵篋 A box for sutras.
Indian sutras were written on long, narrow palm leaves.
The leaves were stacked one top of the other, with boards placed in between each leaf. The boards and leaves were then tied together to create a box-like form. A few Indian palm-leaf manuscripts date as early as the 9c.
As a *jimotsu 持物 (hand-held attribute for Buddhist images), the bonkyou may be held by *Senju Kannon 千手観音 (Thousand-armed Kannon) and the bodhisattva *Monju 文殊. In the 13c painting of Monju from Enryakuji 延暦寺 in Shiga prefecture, a bonkyou is balanced on the lotus flower in his left hand.
A similar form is the *houkyou 宝篋 hookyoo, which may be used interchangeably with bonkyou but this term implies a box for rolled sutras as opposed to the box for flat sutra pages on leaves.
A box for sutras was sometimes carried on the back of a yamabushi 山伏 or mountain priest in the ascetic practice of shugendou 修験道 (see *En no gyouja 役行者). This type of box is also called a bonkyou.
- source : JAANUS


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関東三十六不動霊場
Fudo Pilgrimage in Bando (Kanto Area)

BANDO : Pilgrimages to 36 Fudo Temples


近畿三十六不動尊霊場
Fudo Pilgrimage in Kinki (Central Japan)

KINKI : Pilgrimages to 36 Fudo Temples


................ More Fudo Pilgrimages

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



Yamaguchi Fudo Pilgrimage to 18 Temples ... 十八不動三十六童子霊場
山口県


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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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5/20/2008

Shikoku Fudo 01

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Fudo Pilgrims in Shikoku

Temple Nr. 01 . Oyamadera (Ooyamadera) .
Daisanji . 大山寺


第1番 仏王山 大山寺 真言宗醍醐派
徳島県板野郡上板町大山 0886-94-5525

The main halls are in a deep forest and an Inner Sanctuary still further up the steep mountain.

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Stamp of the temple
The main statue is a Kannon with 1000 Arms.


On the first Sunday in January the annual festival of "Strong men and Power Rice Cakes", chikara mochi 力餅 is celebrated. People have to carry the heavy rice cakes, which have been dedicated to Kannon during the New Year celebrations, in the temple garden and the one who can carry it the longest wins.
Men carry 169 kg, women 50 kg, first graders 45 kilo and small children 10 kg.

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This festival is in memory of Lord Shichijoo Kanenaka 七条兼仲(しちじょうかねなか), a strong warlord in the times of Minamoto no Yoshitsune [1159~1189].
See below.


"Big Mountain Fudo", Taisan Fudo 太山不動
This Fudo is also one of the "Wave-cutting", Namikiri Fudo.


Kongara Doji 矜迦羅童子

© PHOTO : www.rokuriyu.or.jp


Mantra
on barasaki tattari sowaka
おん ばらさき たつたり そわか



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At this temple, the powerful Kankiten is also venerated.
This elephant deity (Ganesh in India) is rather wild and it took a Kannon with its 1000 arms to appease it.

Kankiten 歓喜天 more details



This temple is between Nr. 5 and Nr. 6 of the Shikoku Pilgrimage to 88 Temples.
It is the first of the "Extra temples".

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The BATTLE AT YASHIMA
Yashima Gassen 屋島合戦 ( やしまかっせん )

* Yashima is in the east of Takamatsu, which is one of the best-known ancient battlefields between the Heike and the Genji clans.

* The name Yashima means literally 'roof island'. Yashima, so called because of its shape like the roof of a traditional Japanese farm house, is a mesa headland jutting out into the Seto Inland Sea. But at the time when the Genpei War was fought, it was, as is implied by the name, an island separated from the mainland by the Aibikigawa River.

* The military forces of the Heikes, defeated at Ichinotani, retreated to Yashima with Emperor Antoku and set up his temporary court and their headquarters at Dannoura Inlet of Yashima. They still had powerful command of the whole Inland Sea area

* They simply expected their enemy would attack them by sea and concentrated their guard on the sea. They disposed their battle boats in the inlet and kept more than 500 boats in ambush behind a projecting land at Aji, on the other side of the inlet , now called Funakakushi, meaning 'boat hideout'. They prepared themselves thoroughly against an expected attack by the naval forces of the Genjis

* However in February 1185, the forces led by Yoshitsune outwitted them and instead of attacking them directly from the sea, crossed the sea to Awa (now Tokushima Prefecture)in no longer than six hours helped by a favorable wind. They marched all the way to Yashima by land overnight, which would have normally taken two days.

* The attack at the court from behind was so unexpected that the Heike battle boats rushed off the coast in a panic. The battle was fought not on the sea but on the coast, creating thousands of episodes including the death of Sato Tsugunobu sacrificing himself for Yoshitsune, Nasuno Yoichi's skillful shot at the fan, Yoshitsune's drop of his bow in the water and many others. Thus Yashima became one of the most colorful stages of the historic feud, leaving countless episodes.

* Yashima retains many names related to the historic battle. According to the stories, the main battlefield was the whole Dannoura area, where now stands Yashima-higashi Primary School. Visitors now find the old court site of Emperor Antoku, Tombs of Sato Tsugunobu and Kikuomaru, Rock on which Nasu no Yoichi prayed for success of his feat, Rock on which the bestriding Yoichi shot his arrow at the fan.
The place names of Genjigamine Peak, Funakakushi, Chinoike Pond and others are reminiscent of the past.
source : www.city.takamatsu.kagawa.jp


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Photo : www.yoshitsune.info

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鳥渡る屋島の端山にぎやかに  
tori wataru Yashima no hayama nigiyaka ni   

migrating birds ...
over the hill of Yashima
it is quite bustling

Tr. Gabi Greve

Murao Ko-U 村尾公羽



野菊より霧立ちのぼる屋島かな  
nogiku yori kiri tachinoboru Yashima kana

from the wild chrysanthemums
mist is ascending ...
Yashima Mountain

Tr. Gabi Greve

Tamura Toshiko 田村寿子
source :  yahantei


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Namikiri Fudo Wave-cutting Fudo 波切不動尊 、浪切不動明王 

Yashima and Daruma Badgers (Tanuki)


四国三十六不動尊霊場会
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5/19/2008

Shikoku Fudo 02

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Temple Nr. 02 . Jigenji . 慈眼寺

第2番 麿日山 慈眼寺 高野山真言宗
徳島県阿波郡阿波町谷島 22 0883-35-3010


穴禅定の寺 Anazenjoo no Tera


The main statue is a Kannon with 11 heads.

This temple is also the "Mountain Sanctuary" of Kakurin-Ji 鶴林寺.
Kobo Daishi practised austerities here when he was 19 years old. He had a dream and found a cave nearby. To rid the cave of evil spirits he performed a fire ritual and banned the evil dragon into the walls of the cave. You can visit this cave, which is about 100 meters long, with a guide from the temple.




"Mouse Fudo", Nezumi Fudo 鼠不動


Seitaka Doji 制叱迦童子 (Cetaka)

© PHOTO : www.rokuriyu.or.jp


Mantra
on shuyo toba unbatta
おん しゆと とば うんばつた



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This temple is also Nr. 3 on the special temples of the pilgrimage to 88 temples in Shikoku.


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Nezumi Fudo . 鼠不動 . Mouse Fudo
temple Eikyu-Ji (Eikyuuji) 永久寺 in Tokyo



四国三十六不動尊霊場会
Fudo Pilgrims in Shikoku


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5/18/2008

Shikoku Fudo 03

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Fudo Pilgrims in Shikoku

Temple Nr. 03 . Saimyo-Ji (Saimyooji) . 最明寺

第3番 弥天山 最明寺 真言宗大覚寺
徳島県美馬郡脇町西上野 0883-52-1594

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There are many graves along the approach road to this temple. The main deity in the main hall is Kannon. There is also a hall with many windows for a triad of Amida Nyorai.





Fudo for Good Luck, Kaiun Fudo 開運不動
Statue in the Fire Ritual Hall, Goma-Do 護摩堂


© PHOTO : myougen ... with more photos



Fudo-E (Fudoe) Doji 不動恵童子

© PHOTO : www.rokuriyu.or.jp


Mantra
on shumari basara dankan
おん しゆまり ばさら だんかん



Stone Memorial of this Doji at Konoita san (Koo no ita)
不動恵童子の岩場, 高板山(こうのいたさん)
It is represented as a sword and a serpant. The serpant was the messenger of the mountain deity of Mount Konoita. The whole mountain area is sacred, with a Fudo Hall at its foot.
CLICK for original Link ... yamanobori no heya
Photo : yamato.yama

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Excursion:

Fudo Hall at Mount Konoita 高板山不動堂
香美市物部町神池の高板山



Walking through the sacred embers, April 2007
Hiwatari Matsuri, Festival of Walking through the Fire
Performed twice a year, in spring and autumn, by the mountain ascetics of the area.
People with a pure heart will not feel the heat at their soles. People who partake do not eat meat the day before and cleanse the body with other rituals too.



This festival relates to the legend of the last days of Emperor Antoku and the Battle of Yashima (see LINK below) and has been continued since the Heian period.
source :  www.kochinews.co.jp


The BATTLE AT YASHIMA

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Temple Nr. 04 . Hashikuraji . 箸蔵寺

第4番 宝珠山 箸蔵寺 真言宗御室派
徳島県三好郡池田町州津字蔵谷 0883-72-0812
Ikeda, Tokushima
Hashikura-Dera, Hashikuradera

The temple is situated on Mt. Hashikura 箸蔵山, and you can get up there via Ropeway.


"Holy Fudo", Daishoo Fudo 大聖不動
大日大聖不動明王(だいにちだいしょうふどうみょうおう


Komosho (Koomooshoo) Doji 光網勝童子

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Mantra
on soba rogi batta batta sowaka
おん そば ろぎ ばった ばった そわか




Daisho Fudo (Daishoo Fudoo) . 大聖不動明王
Holy Fudo, Incarnation of Dainichi Nyorai : 大日大聖不動明王

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Temple Nr. 05 . Mitsugonji . 蜜厳寺

第5番 宝光山 蜜厳寺 真言宗御室派
徳島県三好郡池田町西山 0883-72-1548


This temple is located on a hill above the town of Ikeda. The temple also has a youth hostel to stay.


Fudo digging with his nails, tsumehori Fudo 爪掘不動, つめほり不動, 爪彫り不動
I could not find more about this legend, but below are two more items.
also quoted as
Tsumekage Fudo 爪影不動



Mukuko (Mukukoo) Doji 無垢光童子

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Mantra
noomaku karaban kiriku
のうまく からばん きりく



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Tsumehori Fudo at temple Kokawadera 粉河寺の爪彫り不動
和歌山県紀の川市粉河2787

Kokawa-dera: 3rd temple on the Saigoku Kannon pilgrimage in Western Japan.
Temple Negoro-ji and Kokawa-dera were powerful in the Kishu area, second only to the temples at Koyasan.

Temple Kokawadera and Matsuo Basho


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There is also a well said to have been dug by Kobo Daishi on the old road to Kumano.「弘法大師爪掘の井戸」


There is also a Yakushi Nyorai digging with his nails, at the temple Dainichi-Ji.
Tsumehori Yakushi
爪掘り薬師, 大日寺, 28番札所


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Temple Nr. 06 . Fudo-In . 不動院

第6番 秀盤山 不動院 真言宗大覚寺
徳島県三好郡井川町西井川 0883-78-2917


"Pierced Fudo", Kirimomi Fudo 錐揉不動, 錐揉み不動,
きりもみ不動, 錐鑽不動

揉み錐.. momigiri, basically means "drilling into wood to make a fire".
See below.


Keishini Doji 計子爾童子

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Mantra
on kaku mari sowaka
おん かく まり そわか



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The Legend of Kirimomi Fudo and Kakuban
Kogyo Daishi (Koogyoo Daishi) 興教大師

There was once saint Kakuban 覚鑁[1095~1143], who practised at Koyasan at the temple Mitsugon-In 密厳院. He was not well liked by his fellow monks, because he was very strict and also tried to teach them about the Amida faith. Kakuban founded Shingi Shingon sub-sect, and wrote an essay about "Amida hishaku", an esoteric interpretation of the Pure Land teachings. He promoted an esoteric interpretation of teachings of the Pure Land. He believed that the central buddha of Shingon devotion, Vairocana Buddha, and Amida Buddha were one and the same and that their pure lands were also one and the same.
The monks of temple Kongobu-Ji wanted to kill him and entered his temple. When they came to the Fudo Hall, there were two identical statues of Fudo. One was the monk Kakuban hidden as this figure, and one was the Fudo statue itself. The monks shot two arrows in the knee of each statue, piercing the leg of each and saw red warm blood ran from both of them. The murderers became afraid and ran away.
Later Kakuban left Koyasan
and spent the rest of his life at the temple Negoro-Ji.


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Another source quotes about Saint Kakuban:

Kakuban, popularly known as Mitsugon Sonja (Venerable Mystic Glorification), was born in Fujitsu-no-sho, Hizen Province (near the present Kagoshima City), on the 17th of the 6th month, 1095. His father Isa-no-Heiji Kanemoto was a high officer in charge of a manor belonging to the Ninnaji temple, and his mother came from the Tachibana family. Born as the third of four sons, he was called Yachitose-maro.

According to the Genko-shakusho, one day when Kakuban was eight years old, a messenger of the provincial governor came to see his father to press him for payment of taxes. The messenger's attitude was rude, and the boy's father was hiding behind the screen. The boy was shocked and asked the monk who was staying at his house, "Who was that messenger?" and "Who is the highest authority in Japan?" After learning that the emperor was the highest person, he further asked the monk if there was someone superior to the emperor. The monk replied that the Buddha was the supreme authority. This incident prompted him to decide to become a Buddhist; whereupon he himself burned incense as an offering to the Buddha.

His father died when Kakuban was ten, and in 1107, at the age of 13, he went to Kyoto and became a disciple of Kanjo, the founder of the Joju-in Hall and a well-known esoteric adept. In the following year, he went to Nara to study the Kusha and Hosso teachings under Keigyo at the Kofukuji. In 1110 he returned to the Joju-in and received the ordination of a novice from Kanjo and was given the name Shogaku-bo Kakuban - "Enlightened VAM" (VAM is the mystic syllable of Mahavairocana in the Vajra-realm Mandala). After the ordination, Kanjo sent him to Nara again - this time to the Todaiji to learn the Sanron and Kegon Teachings. While studying in Nara, Kakuban had a dream in which a Shinto god urged him to go up to Mt. Koya. So he once again returned to the Ninnaji and began the preparatory practice for becoming an acarya.

In 1114, at the age of 20 Kakuban received the full ordination of a monk at the Todaiji, Nara, and then went up Mt. Koya, where he was greeted by a Nembutsu sage, Shoren of the Ojo-in. Being a devout aspirant to Amida's Pure Land, Shoren undoubtedly had a great influence on Kakuban. Kakuban learned many ritual practices under Meijaku, who was also known as an aspirant to the Pure Land through the Shingon Nembutsu. Under Meijaku's guidance, Kakuban particularly practiced the ritual called "Kokuzo gumonjiho," dedicated to Kokuzo (Akashagarbha) Bodhisattva. During his stay on Mt. Koya, until he was 27 of age, he also received the Dharma-transmission abhiseka (Denbo kanjo) as many as eight times.

In 1121 Kakuban received from Kanjo of the Ninnaji the abhiseka of the two Mandalas, the Realm of Matrix-store and the Realm of Vajra. Later he tried again and again to master the Kokuzo gumonjiho ritual, until at the ninth attempt in 1123 he attained the transcendent state, and thus spiritual awakening dawned in his mind.

In 1125 Kakuban is said to have written the Koyoshu, 3 fascicles, explaining the way of birth in Amida's Land, and sent it to his mother. In the following year, he wished to build a hall on Mt. Koya to revive the lecture-meeting of transmission of the Dharma, called "Denbo-e", which was originated by Kukai for the promotion of studies in esoteric Buddhism. Coincidentally, a large estate in Wakayama was donated to him, so he invoked Shinto gods and built there a shrine to guard the Denbo-in which was to be built on Mt. Koya. Later the Negoroji was built on this site. In 1130 Kakuban received the patronage of the Ex-emperor Toba and his sanction to build the Denbo-in on Mt. Koya. Since that temple proved to be too small, in 1131 he built the Daidenbo-in temple (Great Denbo-in). Thus he succeeded in establishing a center for the study and practice of Shingon.

Kakuban's next effort was to rehabilitate the Shingon rituals. At that time, there were two traditions of rituals in the Tomitsu (the esoteric Buddhism of Shingon as opposed to that of Tendai): the Ono and Hirosawa schools, each divided into sub-schools. Besides those, on Mt. Koya another school, called "Chuin," was founded by Meizan (1021-1106). Kakuban sought to unify them all by establishing the Denbo-in school.


English biography of the restorer of Shingon Esoteric Buddhism,
the “saint of inward concentration” Kakuban

In 1134, an imperial decree was issued to designate the Daidenbo-in and the Mitsugon-in, the latter constructed as Kakuban's residence, as temples for offering up prayers for the emperor, and Kakuban was nominated as the first zasu of the Daidenbo-in. Monks of the Kongobuji, the head temple of Mt. Koya, became angry and tried to expel Kakuban, but an Ex-emperor's decree ruled that those monks be punished. Later that year, Kakuban was additionally appointed zasu of the Kongobuji. Until that time, the zasu of the Toji temple in Kyoto had also been the zasu of the Kongobuji, and so Mt. Koya had been effectively under the jurisdiction of Toji.
Worried about further incurring the wrath of those monks who had already sought his expulsion, Kakuban finally resigned as zasu of both temples and retired to the Mitsugon-in.

Nevertheless, the antipathy of the Kongobuji monks against Kakuban was aggravated. They even took to arms and attempted to kill him. Kakuban, however, remained in the Mitsugon-in and began a discipline of silence for a thousand days. In 1139, the armed monks destroyed the Denbo-in and its sub-temples, numbering more than eighty. Kakuban fled to Negoro in Wakayama, never to return to Mt. Koya again.

He spent the rest of his life there teaching students and writing books. In 1143 when he was 49 years of age, he became ill, and later that year he passed away while sitting in the lotus posture, making the appropriate mudra, and facing towards Mahavairocana's Pure Land. He was given the posthumous title Kogyo Daishi (the Master who Revived the Teaching) by Emperor Higashiyama in 1690.

Reconciliation and conflict ensued between the Kongobuji and the Negoroji, lasting for more than a hundred years. The great master Raiyu (1226-1304) finally moved the Daidenbo-in and the Mitsugon-in to Negoro in 1288, and declared the independence of the new school, called Shingi Shingon.
source :  Hisao Inagaki



Kirimomi Fudo from temple Negoro-Ji
Wakayama
錐もみ不動明王, 根来寺不動堂 岩出市

三国一のきりもみ不動 :
Fudo unparalleled in the three countries Japan, China and India

厄除け身代わり不動尊 yakuyoke migawari Fudo son

This is a sacred statue, who once protected Kakuban from his enemies.
It is only shown to the public for one week in November, starting from Nov. 17.
Negoro Temple is Nr. 34 on the Fudo Pilgrimage in the Kinki area.


source : kanko.wiwi.co.jp/world/english/


Japanese Reference

Kakuban, English Reference


. Yakuyoke Fudo 厄除不動 Fudo to ward off evil .


. Kirimomi 錐揉不動, 錐揉み不動, きりもみ不動, 錐鑽不動
Pierced Fudo Myo-O .


. Pilgrimages to 36 Fudo Temples in Kinki
近畿三十六不動尊巡礼 .



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The Negoro-Ji (根来寺) complex of Buddhist temples
stands on the side of, and is surrounded by, the sacred peaks of the Katsuragi Mountains which dominate the horizon at the northern end of the city of Iwade, Wakayama in Japan.



In 1087, a man named En no Gyōja established this area as a center for promoting Buddhism. Hōfuku-ji, as it was originally called, was built with the contributions of a devotee known as Hōfuku-Chōja who lived in the vicinity.

In 1132, the Ex-Emperor Toba donated this temple, along with nearby manors, to the famous high priest Kōgyō Daishi; this new estate was called Ichijō-zan Daidenpon Negoro-ji. Kōgyō-Daishi, widely renowned as the restorer of the Shingon sect of Buddhism, moved here with his pupils, from Mount Kōya.

After settling at Negoro-ji, Kōgyō-Daishi laid out his far-sighted plans and initiated the construction of the Enmyō-ji and Jingū-ji within the Negoro-ji temple grounds. Even after his death, in 1143, the Negoro-ji complex was influential and prosperous as the head seminary for Shingi sect of Shingon Buddhism for another 200 years or so. During the height of its influence in the late Muromachi period, about 2700 temples stood on the mountainside in the spacious grounds of Negoro-ji.

In 1585 however, every building except the main pagoda, and a few others, were burnt down during the Siege of Negoro-ji by Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who feared the growing military power of the priesthood and the Negoro-gumi, warrior monks of the temple, who were skilled in the use of firearms.

In 1623, the head of the Kii branch of the Tokugawa feudal clan, Tokugawa Yorinobu, initiated the reconstruction of the temple grounds, and through numerous re-buildings over many decades during the Edo period, the Negoro-ji was completely transformed.
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. Saga Saga 佐賀県 Henro Pilgrims and Kirimomi .
Nr. 62 密厳山 誕生院 Mitsugonzan Tanjo-In
Nr. 63 金剛勝山 蓮厳院 Kongoshozan Renge-In


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Temple Nr. 07 . Fukusei-Ji . 福生寺

第7番 宝生山 福生寺 奥の院 真言宗御室派 漆谷不動
徳島県三好郡三加茂町加茂山根 0883-82-2631
福生寺(ふくせいじ、ふくしょうじ)



"Laquer valley Fudo", Urushidani Fudo 漆谷不動
I could not find an explanation for this name yet.


Chiedo Doji (chiedoo dooji) 智慧幢童子

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Mantra
on sonba sanba sanban sowaka
おん そんば さんば さんばんそわか




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Temple Nr. 08 . Chozen-Ji (Choozenji) . 長善寺

第8番 駅路山 長善寺 真言宗御室派
徳島県三好郡三加茂町中庄 0883-82-2358
This temple was founded in 808 by Kukai Kobo Daishi himself.
The statue in Main Hall is Fukuzo Bosatsu 虚空蔵菩薩.
The temple was under the protection of the Hachisuka 蜂須賀 clan of Awa, when it also served as a relais station on the road 駅路寺, providing horses and food to the travellers.
Is still very popular to this day. It has many statues of great value, most of them are now in the Nara National Museum.
There is also an Inari Shrine in the compound where people pray for good business.




Fire-preventing Fudo 除災不動
Since the Fujiwara times, this Fudo is also known for its powers to prevent diseases, especially cancer, polyps and ulcers.
Ganyoke Fudo ガン除け不動尊


Shitara (Shittara, Shitsutara) Doji 質多羅童子

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Mantra
on taramachi shittara unbatta
うん たらまち しつたら うんばつた




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Temple Nr. 09 . Oshaku-Ji (Ooshakuji) . 寶積寺

第9番 月光山 寶積寺 高野山真言宗
徳島県麻植郡山川町井上 0883-42-4331

This temple has been founded by Kukai Kobo Daishi more than 1200 years ago and is now known for its seasonal cherry blossoms and red leaves.
In march, a great Fudo Festival with fire rituals is held.
CLICK for original LINK .. www.citydo.com
Fudo no Himatsuri 不動の火祭り
月光山 明王院

Bishamonten is also venerated at this temple, together with Fudo Myo-O.


Kawada Fudo 川田不動


Temple song about this Fudo

ありがたや 高越の里の 不動尊 詣れる人を たすけたまえや
arigata ya Koozan no sato no fudoo son
tazureru hito o tasuketamae ya
(Koozan 高越山 is a mountain beside this temple.)
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Toshoko (Tooshookoo) Doji 召請光童子

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Mantra
on mari mamari shumari shiemari todomari hotta
おん まり ままり しゆまり しゑまり とどまり ばつた




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Temple Nr. 10 . Tozen-Ji (Toozenji) . 東禅寺

第10番 摩陀山 東禅寺 真言宗大覚寺
徳島県名西郡石井町高川原南島 0886-74-0265


南島不動


Fushigi Doji 不思議童子

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Mantra
on rokei sowaka
おん ろけい そわか



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Temple Nr. 11 . Dogaku-Ji (Doogakuji) . 童学寺

第11番 東明山 童学寺 真言宗善通寺
徳島県名西郡石井町石井城の内 605 0886-74-0138


脳天不動

There is also a 脳天大神 at Yoshino.
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/butsuyokukannon/34277486.html


Ratara Doji 羅多羅童子

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Mantra
on rata rata rama sowaka
おん らた らた らま そわか




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Temple Nr. 12 . Konji-Ji . 建冶寺

第12番 大龍山 建冶寺 東寺真言宗
徳島県徳島市入田町金冶 230 0886-44-1232 (こんじ寺)


With a waterfall, Konji no Taki 建冶の滝

Migawari Ryuu Fudo 身代瀧不動
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Harahara Doji 波羅波羅童子

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Mantra
on hara jitsu bitamani antan sowaka
おん はら しつ びたまに あんをん そわか



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Temple Nr. 13 . Mitsugenji . 蜜厳寺

第13番 降魔山 蜜厳寺 高野山真言宗
徳島県徳島市不動本町 1-258 0886-31-0139


新居不動


Ikeira Doji 伊醯羅童子

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Mantra
on dakini ei sowaka
おん だぎに ゑい そわか



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Temple Nr. 14 . Shoko-Ji (Shookooji) . 正光寺

第14番 向栄山 正光寺 高野山真言宗
徳島県那賀郡相生町平野字妙見前 37 08846-2-1304


Hana Fudo 華不動


Shishiko (Shishikoo) Doji 獅子光童子

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Mantra
on mari taritari sowaka
おん まり たりたり そわか



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Temple Nr. 15 . Gokuraku-Ji . 極楽寺

第15番 八流山 極楽寺 大仏教宗 波切不動
高知県安芸市赤野 甲 1771 08873-5-5612


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The temple is a simple structure, almost like a normal farmhouse of this area.



"Wave-cutting Fudo", Namikiri Fudo 波切不動




Shishi-E (Shishie) Doji 獅子慧童子

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Namikiri Fudo . Wave-calming Fudo


四国三十六不動尊霊場会
Fudo Pilgrims in Shikoku


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Temple Nr. 16 . Gokuraku-Ji . 極楽寺

第16番 天法山 極楽寺 真言宗醍醐派
高知県高知市新屋敷 1-5-20 0888-75-2804


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The Fire Ritual Hall (Goma Do 護摩堂) of this temple stands on a huge mass of boulders. It is rather small and only the head priest and a few selected members of this village can enter it for the monthly fire ritual.


Substitute Fudo, Migawari Fudo
身代不動, 身代わり不動尊



Abarati Doji 阿婆羅底童子

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Temple Nr. 17 . Soan-Ji (Sooanji) 宗安寺

第17番 朝日山 宗安禅寺 臨済宗妙心路
高知県高知市宗安寺 598 0888-44-3003
〒780-8571 高知市鷹匠町二丁目1番43号


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The temple has many old trees in its compound. The river in front of the temple is called Kagamigawa 鏡川.
Once upon a time, during a great long rain, from upstream a statue of Fudo came down the river, hence its name. The statue had been carved by Kobo Daishi himself and been in a temple upstream. The people sorted the statue out of the rubble, the branches and roots of a huge wisteria tree and the debris of the swollen river and built a new temple where it is now, still amidst many old trees.

The temple is related to Chooksokabe 長宗我部 (1539 - 1599) who destroyed it,
and was the family temple of the Yamaichi clan 山一族.

The temple belongs to the Rinzai Zen sect.



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This statue dates back to the Kamakura period.
It is carved from one piece of hinoki pine wood and is 142.3 cm high.

"Upstream Fudo", Kawakami Fudo 川上不動
One of the three famous Fudo of Japan. 三大不動尊.



Jikenba Doji 持堅婆童子

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Three Most Famous Fudo . 三大不動尊


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