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12/22/2014

Asian Art Museum

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Asian Art Museum - San Francisco



- source : www.asianart.org

Fudo (the Immovable One)
is one of the powerful deities known as the Five Bright Kings in Japanese Buddhism and folk religion. As a manifestation of the central cosmic Buddha Mahavairochana (Japanese: Dainichi), Fudo is believed to protect Buddhism and its true adherents. Like all Bright Kings,
Fudo assumes a frightening form, with a sword in his right hand and a rope in his left. He sits in front of a swiring flame of fire, with which he purifies evil. The left section of the flame is a modern replacement.

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From my visit to the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in 2013.

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



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10/08/2014

Rockefeller collection

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Rockefeller collection


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Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller 3rd Collection of Asian Art



Fudo Myo-o (Achala Vidyaraja)
Japan; Heian (794-1185) to Kamakura (1185-1333) period, late 12th century
Cypress wood with traces of pigment and cut gold leaf
H. 19 1/4 in. (48.9 cm)

Fudo Myo-o ("Immovable Wisdom King")
is the most important of a group of five deities, each of whom represents the wrathful energies of a Buddha and has the power to convince the reluctant to accept the Buddha's teachings. Fudo Myo-o is an emanation of Dainichi (Vairochana), the Cosmic Buddha. This image of Fudo Myo-o was once part of a group of five sculptures and would have been placed in the center of the other four myo-o ("wisdom kings").

Fudo Myo-o's dark skin, fierce expression, fangs, and bulging eyes indicate his power to vanquish all demons. His sword cuts through delusion and the lasso he carries pulls even the most wayward beings toward the path of salvation. The statue was made of Japanese cypress (hinoki) using the joined woodblock method of construction. In this technique, different parts -- such as the head, hands, feet, and torso -- were carved from separate pieces of wood, the head and torso were hollowed out, and then the pieces were assembled. After joining, the sculpture was covered with a gessolike material and painted and decorated with cut gold and silver leaf (kirikane).

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



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7/20/2014

Museum

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Fudo from Museum Collections 不動明王

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Los Angeles County Museum



A hibitsu or “secret Buddha” is a temple statue, not necessarily of the Buddha, that is shown rarely or not at all. Cultures around the globe have religious art intended to be displayed on special occasions.
Japan takes this universal idea to chronological extremes. Some hibitsu are shown only every 7 years, or 33 years, 0r 60 years. In a few cases they have been made with the intention of never being displayed at all. LACMA’s new Fudo Myoo: The Indomitable Foe of Evil (about 1125), a gift of Irene Christopher, Scott M. Delman, and the 2012 Collectors Committee may be one of these rarely-seen objects.

source : blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire


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Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York




The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
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This statue of "Fudo Myoo," from Japan's Kamakura period (1185-1333),
is part of the exhibit "Masterpieces of the Mary Briggs Burke Collection,"
opening at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art Tuesday. The exhibit showcases the biggest and most comprehensive private collection of Japanese art outside Japan.

source : www.tribuneindia.com, March 2000

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MOA - Museum of Art - Atami
静岡県熱海市桃山町26-2 / 26-2 Momoyama Atami Shizuoka

不動明王二童子像
Fudo Myo-o (Acalanatha) and Two Attendants



This is a rare picture because besides the two child attendants who usually accompany him, Fudō-myō-ō is trampling down two figures under his feet. In this work, details of the furious face of Myō-ō and the pattern of the garments are superbly expressed and the well-proportioned composition shows the grandeur of Buddhist art.

不動・降三世同躰説に基づいて、足下に大自在天と大自在天妃を踏まえ、左斜めを見下ろす異形となっている。右手に三鈷柄剣、左手に羂索をとる姿は通例であるが、片目をつぶる天地眼ではなく両目を大きく開け、また上歯で下唇を噛む形相は古様のものである。脇に立つ矜羯羅と制た迦の二童子は、鎌倉時代の彫像と同様の、動きのある姿態で描かれている。構図が大ぶりで不動の威容が堂々としており、図像的特色とともに注目すべき作例である。
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Tokyo National Museum 東京国立博物館



Standing Fudo Myo-o (Acalanatha) Heian Period

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



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7/05/2006

Mokujiki

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Buddhist Sculptors Gallery

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Mokujiki and his Fudo 木喰の不動さま

(1718-1810)



This file moved to the BLOG of Enku 円空
January 2012

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Saint Mokujiki was born in Marubatake in 1718. He converted to Buddhism when he was 22 years old, and received his ordination with the name Mokujiki at the temple Rakanji in Tokiwa at the age of 45.
Mokuji underwent a type of severe ascetic training that does not allow the consumption of grains, fish, boiled food and salt. He kept to the rules of this training for his entire life.

He went on a pilgrimage throughout Japan until he was 93, and carved more than 1000 Buddist images during this time.

In his old age, when he had passed 80 years, he realized that people need something king and gentle to become kind themselves.

「みな人の心を丸くまんまるに  
どこもかしこも丸くまん丸」

"Peoples hearts need to be all round,
everything needs to be all round and smooth!"

He then started carving Buddha statues with the special smile on their faces, for which he is now so famous. The smile and roundness makes his statues so different from the ones of his fellow Enku.



Smiling Guardian Deity for the People, Mori Town
http://www.rengeji.com/e/mokujiki.html



Click HERE to look at more of his statues !!!!!


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From temple Enzoo-Ji, Joetsu Town, Niigata
木喰上人は、俗姓を伊藤といい、享保3年山梨県に生まれ、22歳で仏門に帰依し、その後45歳で木喰戒(火食を絶ち、五穀をさける)を受け、92歳でこの世を去るまで、5度の日本回国を行いました。
この仏像は、文化3年円蔵寺で彫られたものです。上人は、昼、寺に集まる人々の病気や苦悩の相談相手となり、夜は黙々とナタをふるい、一夜に最高3体を刻んだと言われています。
http://www.city.joetsu.niigata.jp/ogata/kyouikuka/bunkadentou/shiteibunkazai/enzouhudou.html

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通力自在不動明王(木喰上人筆)
Writing by Mokujiki



不動明王を表す梵字の左側には「日月清明」、右側には「天下和順」の小さな文字がある。

なきがらは
いづこのうらに
すつるとも
みは御嶽に
あり明けの月

nakigara wa
izuko no ura ni
sutsuru to mo
mi wa Ontake ni
ari ake no tsuki

Copyright(C) T.TAKEDA 1999
http://www005.upp.so-net.ne.jp/albali/menu06/d01.htm


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. 狸谷山不動院 Tanukidaniyama Fudo Temple .
In 1718, Saint Mokujiki practised zen ascetics in the cave here for 17 years.


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Enku and his Fudo Myo-O


. Saint Tanshoo 但唱 Tansho .
and temple 万竜寺 Manryu-Ji


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7/03/2006

Enku

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Enku and his Fudo Statues 円空仏


円空作不動明王坐像
Seated Fudo Myo-O, about 30 cm high


総高29.2cmの杉の一木造りで頭頂部に蓮華をいだき、左肩に弁髪をたらし右手に宝剣、左手に羅索を持ち岩に座っている。円空仏は北埼玉地区にはほとんどなく珍しい。

© Kazo City, Saitama
http://www.city.kazo.lg.jp/shogai_k/40200-10.asp

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A rather small, smiling Fudo
明王像は、筋肉隆々で怒った顔のハズなのに、円空さんだとお不動さんも笑っちゃうんですね。


http://plaza.rakuten.co.jp/gokuneko/diary/?ctgy=7


円空研究(5)新装普及版 Enku Study Group, Volume 5


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「不動明王」日光市 清滝寺蔵
Fudo Myo-O from Nikko



More Enku Statues on this LINK
http://www.pref.toyama.jp/branches/3044/exh_0501.htm

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地蔵院円空作不動明王像
Saitama, Temple Jizo-In




総高 complete hight 48.7cm、像奥13.3cm、像幅22.5cm。
見沼区東大宮1-82-2 地蔵院 (大宮区高鼻町2-1-2 さいたま市立博物館寄託)
Saitama City Page

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Enku and Bishamonten
毘沙門天立像,不動明王坐像



岡崎市 Okasaki Town
https://www.city.okazaki.aichi.jp/museum/DB/KIKAKU/A/a025%20bunkazai.htm


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Enku Woddblock by Munakata Shiko



画寸 45㎝×30㎝.... 額寸 58.5㎝×46.5㎝
http://www.daihorin-kaku.com/bijutsu/akiyama.htm

Painting of Fudo by Munakata

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Fudo Myoo(Enku) ©1997 Michael Hofmann





http://www.fsinet.or.jp/~ttstudio/hof-10.html
http://www.fsinet.or.jp/~ttstudio/hof-11.html


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NHK Bi no Tsubo: Enku and Mokujiki , July 2006
File13 円空と木喰 : NHK 美の壷
http://www.nhk.or.jp/tsubo/archives.html

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3/01/2006

Statue

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Fudo Myo-O Statue

Quoted from Maha Kala.com

FUDO-MYOO or O FUDOSAN

Sanskrit Seed: KAN
Sanskrit Seed: UN
Name: Acala-vidyaraja
+ God of Fire +
Acalanatha means "Immovable"



"Some also say Fudo is the Hindu God Shiva. Flames in background said to represent the purification of the mind; in Kamakura, Fudo is enshrined at Joju-in and Myoo-in. Others say flame behind Fudo originated from the vomit of the mythical Karura."

"Personification of Dainichi Nyorai; best known of the five, and one of the main deities of the Shingon sect. Converts anger into salvation; furious, glaring face, as Fudo seeks to frighten people into accepting the teachings of Dainichi; carries "kurikara" or devil-subduing sword in right hand (also represents wisdom cutting through ignorance); holds rope in left hand (to catch and bind up demons); often has third eye in forehead (all-seeing); often seated or standing on rock (because Fudo is "immovable" in his faith).

In sculpture, Fudo is often flanked by two attendants, Kongara Douji and Seitaka Douji. "


This is quoted from a long illustrated list of Buddhist deities and other information on Buddhism.
http://www.maha-kala.com/deities/dharmapalas/dharmapalas101.htm


Bairav

ARCHIVES OF BUDDDHIST TEXT
TIBETAN SCHOOLS OF BUDDHISM
BUDDHIST TEMPLES & MONASTERIES
SCHOOLS OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY

BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE
Lumbini
Bodhgaya
Sarnath
Kushinagara
Asta Mahapratiharya

and a lot more !!!!!

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Singing Bowls of the Himalaya Region



The history of the Singing Bowls is quite mysterious. Some say that they were in use during the time of Shakyamuni Buddha, over 2500 years ago, in the indigenous communities of the Himalaya, while others speculate even earlier origins. The theory and practice revolving around the Bowls involves refination, geomantik perception, chakra healing, invocation, prayer, mantra, and astral projection.

They speak of the unified field of quantum physics, the tantric doctrine of vibration and the harmony of the spheres. The higher quality Bowls seem to have a particularly healing effect on the chakras, massaging in a sense the subtle energy channels of the light body in a way that relaxes both both body and mind, restoring a peaceful balance to the individual in relation to the environment, and heightening awareness. There is a magik about them that is impossible to describe outside of the singularity of the moment in which they are played.


RESOURCE MATERIAL:
History of the Singing Bowls
Playing the Singing Bowls
Healing and Sound
Bowl Tones and the Chakras
Heart Sutra


http://www.tibetan-singing-bowls.com/


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Alphabetical Index of the Daruma Museum

1/27/2006

Meaka Fudo

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Me-aka Fudo, the Red-eyed Fudo 目赤不動

One of the Fudo with five different eye-colors of Edo. For LINKS, see below.
Temples to these five Fudo were constructed by the third Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu to protect the town of Edo.
Meaka Fudo was called as Akame Fudo before it was moved to Hon-Komagome 駒込. Iemitsu had the Meaka Fudo installed at Do-Zaka 道坂 on the way to his grounds for hawk hunting.

The color red was associated with the element fire.

Recapitulate the basics of the five colored Fudo.

Below is also the Red Fudo, Aka Fudo.

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At Temple Nankoku-Ji 南谷寺



南谷寺

当寺は不動尊をもって廻国していた伊賀赤目山の住職満願が元和年間(1615-24)に下駒込村動坂で庵を結んだことに始まる。寛永14年(1637)鷹狩の折にこれを目にとめた三代将軍徳川家光が、現地に寺地を与えたという。
本尊の不動尊は目赤不動と呼ばれ、江戸の五色不動の一つで、既に十七世紀末から十八世紀前半の案内記で名所として取り上げられている(「江戸名所記」他)。

五色とは青・黄・赤・白・黒で梵語で言う地・水・火・風・空をあらわし、家光がこの五色不動の目として東西南北中央の五方眼で江戸を守るために五色不動を設定したという説がある(夏山雑談)。しかし実際には色と方角が一致せず、目黄不動が3ヶ所もあるなど、この説には疑問も多い。

http://bird.zero.ad.jp/~zam77093/goshikimeaka.htm


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目赤不動尊は、 もとは赤目不動尊と言われていた。 元和年間(1615~24) 比叡山の南谷(みなみだに)に万行律師がいて、 明王を尊信していた。ある夜、伊勢国(三重県)の赤目山に来たれとの夢見があり、赤目山に登り、 精進を重ねていた時、虚空から御声があって、一寸二部の黄金造りの不動明王像を授けられた。

赤目山を下り、比叡山南谷の庵室に安置した。しばらくして「黄土衆生の志願を起こし」関東に向かい、下駒込(いまの動坂)に庵を結んで、万民化益を祈念した。参詣の諸人は奇瑞を得て群参した。

寛永5年(1628)、 三代将軍家光が鷹狩りの途中、 立ち寄り、「御徳御尋になり由来を言上したところ、府内五不動の因縁を以て赤目を目赤と唱へる様にとの上意が」あり、 現在の地を賜った。

後に、寺院を建立して、智證大師作 不動明王を御前立に安置した。以後、目赤不動尊として、 「年を超え月を重ねて利益日々に著しく参拝の諸人絶えること」がない。 としています。




目赤不動 駒込浅香町にあり。伊州〔伊賀国〕赤目山の住職万行(まんぎょう)和尚(満行、?~一六四一)、回国のとき供奉せし不動の尊像しばしば霊験あるによつて、その威霊を恐れ、別にいまの像を彫刻してかの像を腹籠(はらごも)りとす。
将軍家光と関連し、最初は「赤目不動」であったのが、「目赤不動」になったとします。そのきっかけは、「府内五不動の因縁を以て」(縁起)、「目黒、目白に対して」(江戸名所図会)として、五色不動設定との関連を示します。堂には、上のような平成7年の大きな奉納額があり、いまもって不動信仰のなみなみならぬものを告げています。
Akame Fudo


http://www.ne.jp/asahi/suehiro/morgen/gosyokufudo/meakafudo.htm

http://humsum.cool.ne.jp/hakusan.html 白山神社と赤目不動

http://www.tenchi-web.com/fcmemo/seichi/19.html


Close to Nankoku-Ji, there is a temple with an Enbiki-Jizoo for drawing your good luck.
近くのお寺で「縁引地蔵」があります。


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Aka Fudou - The RED FUDO 赤不動



The chief of the Five Great Myoo and the Eight Great Myoo.

He appears in wrath; vanquishes all evil and renders virtue, making trainees decide to attain enlightenment. He has the power to make people attain enlightenment with the wisdom of Buddha. He was called Fudou (immobile) because he never moves in the perfect spiritual state of concentration in fire, vanquishing all kinds of sins. He appears in a child style; hanging down a pigtail of hair over his left shoulder with his left eye shut thin sitting on the rock. He also holds a sword of wisdom in his right hand, a rope in his left subduing earthly desires of ordinary people.

There exists the iconography of Esoteric Buddhism in Giki (the book of secret ritual practice), however, many of them are created freely. He was attended by Kongara Douji and Seitaka Douji. Gurikara Fudou appears not in Myoo, but a dragon (Gurikara Myoo) coiling itself around the sword of wisdom thrusting on the rock and trying to swallow the sword from its top. The color of the skin of Fudou Myoo is generally the one of ditch mud's explaining that he saves ordinary people living in the indecency world, however, yellow, red, or blue Fudo Myoo are sometimes worshipped.
Copyright (C) 2005 KURITA TRADING CO.,LTD
http://www.butuzou.co.jp/english/akafudo.html


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aka Fudoo Myoo Oo 赤不動明王 Red Fudo



about 15 cm high
made by
. Bokuda Shuu-un 牧田秀雲 Bokuda Shu-Un .  

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明王院(赤不動)
Meioo-In, Aka-Fudo, Red Fudo Temple
Adachi Ward, Tokyo
源為義の三男、帯刀先生(たてわきせんじょう)志田三郎義広が 創建したという古刹。
ところ:足立区梅田4-15-30
http://www.geocities.co.jp/Bookend/1036/adachi/meiouin.html

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高野山別格本山 赤不動明王院 Aka-Fudo
Red Fudo at Myo-O-In, Mt. Koya



It was originally opened at the time Kukai founded Koyasan enshrining as a central deity and image of Godai Myoo. The image was lost to a fire in 1631, however, and presently there is enshrined a painting of a red Fudo Myoo said to have been painted by Chisho Daishi Encho. He used red mineral pigments mixed with his own blood.

近畿三十六不動尊霊場三十五番札所・日本三不動一番札所・壇上伽藍鬼門鎮護の五大堂

日本三不動のひとつとして知られる赤不動明王を本尊としてお祭りしています。

本尊の赤不動明王は、いわゆる感得像で、赤い身色の不動明王を二童子と共に描いた画幅です。弘法大師の甥に当たられる方で、後に天台の座主にもなられる智証大師円珍和尚が、修行中に感得した不動明王の姿を、その余りの有り難さに自分の頭を岩に打ち付け、岩絵の具に頭血を混ぜて写しとられたと言われています。

赤不動明王は平安の昔より庶民に尊崇され厚い信仰を集めていたようです。例えば平安・戦国・江戸太平の頃…と高野山への帝・皇族・貴顕紳士の御登山は数多ありますが、明治維新以降、廃仏の嵐の中も不動尊信仰の濤は世に息むこと無く、天皇皇后両陛下をはじめ、各宮家や多くの華族が赤不動明王に礼拝供養されました。海外からも多数ご参拝頂いた様子で、大正時代の「高野山時報」にはスウェーデン皇太子御登山、として以下のような記事が載っています。
http://www.acala.jpn.org/

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Quted from Mark Schumacher:

RED YOUTH 赤童子, AKADOUJI
(text courtesy JAANUS)

Literally "Red Youth." Also often called Kasuga Akadouji 春日赤童子.
A mysterious human figure said to have appeared on a rock immediately in front of the Kasuga 春日 Shrine gate. He often is shown as a youth, douji, colored red, aka, standing on a rock, and leaning on a staff. In certain poses both in paintings and in prints, Akadouji resembles Kongoudouji 金剛童子, one of the attendants of Fudou Myouou 不動明王.

His connection with Kasuga is obscure, but he has been identified with Ame-no-Koyane 天児屋根, the God of the Third Sanctuary there; with Jinushi gami 地主神, the land god; with a healer's helping spirit; and with a thunder god of Mount Mikasa 御蓋, which stands behind the shrine at Kasuga. Extant images date from the Muromachi to Edo periods.

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LINKS

Goshiki Daruma and Color Symbols 五色だるま ―色彩散歩 Gabi Greve

O-Fudo-Sama in Japan: Meguro Fudo Temple Gabi Greve


The Color Red in Japanese Mythology, by Mark Schumacher

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painted in blood -
the Red Fudoo
speaks to my soul


Gabi Greve, 2004, January 28
Hatsu Fudoo

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. 関東三十六不動霊場 - Nr. 13
Pilgrimage to 36 Fudo Temples in Kanto (Bando) .



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12/27/2005

Kyoto National Museum

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Kyoto National Museum



Standing Fudo Myoo (Mokuchô Fudô Myôô Zô).
Kamakura Period.

Kyoto National Museum. Kyoto, Japan, 2005.

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Actually, there are many different kinds of Buddhist paintings all over the world. Here we will talk about some of the mystical deities worshipped by the Esoteric sects (Japanese, mikkyo) of Buddhism in Japan. Some of the deities worshipped in Esoteric Buddhism are the myoo or "Radiant Wisdom Kings," who have fierce, angry-looking expressions. Here is one of them:


(Kyoto National Museum)

A myoo's job is to remind people to follow the proper Buddhist path in life. You and I tend to be pretty lazy if we are not reminded, don't we? Myoo are purposely given frightening faces in order to warn us to be good.

Most of the myoo worshipped in Japan originally came from India, where Buddhism started. Japanese Buddhism has many sects, but the Esoteric sects are especially interested in mystical chants and ceremonies. Esoteric Buddhism began in India and was transmitted to China before finally bring brought over across the sea to Japan. The man who is credited for bringing Esoteric Buddhism to Japan was a priest named Kukai.

Lets look more closely at a painting used in Esoteric Buddhism.


(Anrakuju-ji Temple) 孔雀明王 Kujaku Myo-O

Can you see that the deity is riding on the back of a peacock?
Though it may not look like it, this deity is also a myoo. Though all the other myoo have scary faces, this myoo alone has a kind face. This is actually a female myoo, a Radiant Wisdom Queen, known as the Peacock Myoo. Why do you think she rides on a peacock? For the answer to this question, lets go back to ancient India.

You probably know that India has many kinds of poisonous snakes, such as the cobra, who can harm or even kill people if they bite. For this reason, most people are scared of poisonous snakes. This was true in ancient India and is still true today. One way to protect yourself from poisonous snakes is to train them to obey you with a flute, like the snake trainers in India. However, another way to protect yourself is to worship creatures that can get rid of snakes. The peacock is one such bird. According to ancient Indian legend, when a peacock comes face-to-face with a snake, it purposely pretends to be scared and lets the snake wrap itself around its body. Then just as the snake is about to attack, it spreads out its wings and feathers with great force and sends the snake flying!

The image of the elegant peacock driving off a poisonous snake, like a beautiful woman driving off an evil beast, made a big impression on people. In time, they began to think that this bird had godlike powers, and the peacock's image crystallized into that of to that of a Buddhist deity. This is the Peacock Myoo.

The peacock is facing forward. Its face is a little amusing, don't you think? In the background are golden feathers that look like fish scales. These are meant to represent the peacock's tail feathers spread out behind him.

The myoo sitting on the peacock's back has four arms. The reason for this is that deities with more arms were considered to have more mystical powers. In her hands, she holds a lotus flower, a peacock feather, a fruit that looks like a lemon, called a bija-puraka, and a pomegranate-like fruit. Each of these objects has some kind of spiritual significance. The lotus flower in one of the right hands represents the deity's benevolence and kindness. The bija-puraka in the other right hand is a special fruit that cures the sickness of anyone who eats it. One of the left hands holds a pomegranate-like fruit thought to drive off evil spirits. The other left hand holds a peacock feather, with the power to prevent disasters. These objects represent the mystical capabilities of the Peacock Myoo.

Esoteric Buddhist paintings are painted in vivid colors. The artists tried to express respect for the Buddhas and their magical powers by carefully painting them with dignified accessories and decorations. The clothing on this Peacock Myoo was painted with luxurious materials. For example, the folds in the cloth are painted in real gold, and the pattern on the cloth is painted in real silver. The silver paint has tarnished to a blackish color over time, but when it was first painted, the whole painting glittered with gold and silver!

This painting was made in the 13th century, during Japan's Kamakura period (1185-133). This painting could be used to pray for many things: the prevention of natural disasters or fires, rain, a bountiful rice harvest, the successful delivery of a new baby--for anything, really.

These days there are many natural disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes. In the old days, we probably would have tried to prevent such disasters by worshipping this Peacock Myoo.
- source : Takeo Izumi, KNM

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2/17/2005

Kanto, Five Fudo Temples

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Five most important Fudo Temples in Kanto
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大山不動〔真言宗 雨降山 大山寺〕(伊勢原市・神奈川) 
Oyama Fudo, Isehara Town, Kanagawa Pref.


高幡不動〔真言宗 高幡山 明王院 金剛寺〕(日野市・東京) 

Takahata Fudo, Kongo-Ji, Hino Town, Tokyo



成田不動〔真言宗 成田山 新勝寺〕(成田市・千葉) 

http://www.city.narita.chiba.jp/english/welcome/naritasan/itikawa.html
Narita Fudo, Narita Town, Chiba Pref.


高山不動尊(秘蔵 七夕不動)〔真言宗 高貴山 常楽院〕(飯能市・埼玉) 

Takayama Fudo, Tanabata Fudo (secret statue) Hanno Town, Saitama Pref.


目黒不動〔天台宗 泰叡山 瀧泉寺〕(目黒区・東京)

Meguro Fudo, Meguro Ward, Tokyo
http://ginjo.fc2web.com/36gyokei/fudou.jpg


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A little Jizoo for Good Bye.


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