Yokohama Naritasan

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Yokohama Naritasan 横浜成田山
Nr. 03 成田山 Naritasan 延命院 Enmei-In
- 横浜別院 Yokohama Betsu-In 

Kanagawa 神奈川県
発心の道場 The first round: Awakening your heart

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


Kanagawa-ken, Yokohama-shi, Naka-ku, Nogechō, 3 Chome

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The treasured Buddha statue of the Tokugawa family, Fudo Myo-o, which is said to fulfill people’s wishes is enshrined.
The temple is located on a hill, and offers views of the town of Noge and the Minatomirai area. The temple grounds also include Daishido (Founder’s Hall) where Kobo Daishi (another name for Kukai) is enshrined, Inarido, and old Buddha statues offering an enjoyable walk.

This is not a temple that is steeped in ancient history. It was set up around 150 years ago in 1870 as a satellite temple in Yokohama to the very famous Shinsho-ji Temple in Narita, near Narita airport. Apparently, this temple is famous as a holy ground for the warding off of bad omens and other kinds of evil influences. One can’t help wonder when looking at the historical timeline, how much the arrival of Commodore Perry and his black ships in Yokohama Bay influenced its hasty creation.

The buildings and statues here are not ‘ancient’ by any means, but they are quite old. This is a largish neighborhood-type temple where local business people and residence come to pray from time to time during the year. Indeed, you might be surprised at how completely surrounded by office buildings and apartment buildings the temple has become over the years. It is quite busy at the year-end and year beginning as people visit to celebrate and pray for the health and success of themselves and loved ones. They also come to buy the temple’s amulets and talismans, good luck charms that are said to be popular in the area.

Walk around the grounds and take note of the various building that house statues and alter. The temple has quite a few smaller outdoor statues as well, many of them dressed in red. Like many temples and shrines in Japan, the temple also sells food and drinks—depending on the season and whether or not a festival or ceremony is in progress.
- source : www.yokohamajapan.com/- Larry Knipfing

- Chant of the temple
ありがたや 成田み山に まいみるは
ごまのけむりに あうぞ うれしき


- - - Fudo Myo-O in the garden

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- source and photos : blogs.yahoo.co.jp/jinjin_tsuka


- O-mamori お守り amulets

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : yokohamanaritasan.com


- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事

1月1日元旦 ー 元朝大護摩御修行 January 1 - Fire Ritual
1月28日 - 初不動 - First Fudo Ritual
2月3日~9日 - 星まつり特別大護摩祈祷会
4月1日~8日 - 花まつり甘茶接待 - Hana Matsuri
5月1日~5日 - 春の大祭 - Great Spring Festival
10月1日~31日 - 七五三祝祷御加持 Shichi Go San Festival
12月28日 - 納め不動 - Last Fudo Ritual

- source : yokohamanaritasan.com/gyouji


The temple was under construction when Typhoon 18 hit the Kanto region in October 2014.

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Powerful typhoon leaves 7 dead, 5 missing, in deluge of record rainfall
The 18th typhoon of the season blew itself out after racing across the Japanese archipelago, claiming seven lives, injuring 49 others and leaving five missing.

The typhoon, known as Phanfone outside Japan, made landfall in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, just after 8 a.m. on Oct. 6. It swept across central Japan, bringing heavy rains and triggering mass evacuations, before re-entering the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Ibaraki Prefecture around 1 p.m.

A 25-year-old Buddhist monk was confirmed dead on Oct. 7 after he was found under a collapsed hall of the Naritasan Yokohama Betsuin temple in Yokohama's Naka Ward that was hit by a landslide on Oct. 6.
Yokohama recorded 310 mm in the 24 hours until 10:40 a.m. that day. Nine locations in Ibaraki, Kanagawa and Shizuoka prefectures were lashed with record rainfall in a 24-hour period.
- source : ajw.asahi.com/article


- - - reference - - -

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


. 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 - .



Gabi Greve said...

Chiba Kaido 千葉街道 Chiba Highway
成田街道 Narita Kaido / Narita michi 成田道 Road to Narita
Connecting Edo / Shinjuku to the famous temple in Narita.


Gabi Greve said...

Yokohama michi 横浜道 Yokohama road
Yokohama Kaido 横浜街道

Connecting the harbour of Yokohama, 神奈川県 Kanagawa, with the Tokaido Highway.