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12/29/2019

Fudo Myo-O Introduction

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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
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja

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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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The 19 characteristics of Fudo Myo-O
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Firmly Rooted: On Fudo Myoo's Origins
Standing Fast: Fudō Myōō in Japanese Literature


. 2 Articles by Richard K. Payne .


Read more on this extensive page about Buddha Statues
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12/28/2019

19 Signs

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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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. Ganjoojuin 願成就院 Ganjoju- In, Shizuoka .

The statue of Fudo was carved according to the
19 Characteristic Signs of Fudo Myo-O.

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4/02/2019

nirami Fudo staring

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. Legends about Fudo Myo-O - 不動明王 .
. Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼 .
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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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. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja - Fudo Myoo .



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



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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
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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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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- 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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- - - reference 夷隅不動尊 - - -


. 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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3/01/2019

Takatsuka Fudo Chiba

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Takatsuka Fudo Son 高塚不動尊
Nr. 33 妙高山 Myokosan - 大聖院 Daisho-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
36 Fudo Temples in Kanto / Bando .
 

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大聖院 Daisho-In

安房郡千倉町大川817
Chiba, Minamibōsō-shi, Chikurachō Ōkawa

The temple was founded by 良弁僧正 Saint Roben. He also carved the statue of Fudo Myo-O.
The temple is well visited by the local fishermen to pray for a good catch.

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A statue at the roadside. 前不動
For those who could not walk up to the main Fudo Hall on the mountain.
Mount Takatsukayama 高塚山 is only 168 m high.

The main Fudo in the Fudo Hall is a secret statue.



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omamori お守り amulet

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Mount Takatsukayama 高塚山 is only 216 m high.





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The temple is mentioned in a book:


The Sea and the Sacred in Japan: Aspects of Maritime Religion
edited by Fabio Rambelli

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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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2/28/2019

Iwase Fudo Chiba

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Iwase Fudo Son 岩瀬不動尊
Nr. 32 普和山 Fuwazan - 最上寺 Saijo-Ji

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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富津市岩瀬416
Futtsu-shi, Chiba 416


- Chant of the temple


The temple was founded around 670 by 役の行者 En no Gyoja, who made the statue of Fudo Myo-O and gave a name to the temple
The name Fuwazan refers to the mountain in the back of the building, with the wish
「普く和らぎが与えられますように」



onegai Fudo お願い不動 to grant a wish



天狗のお面 mask of a Tengu

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厄除岩瀬不動尊 Yakuyoke Iwase Fudo Son

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shuin 朱印 stamp



omamori お守り amulet

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





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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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2/22/2019

Iwatsuki Fudo Saitama

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. 大聖不動明王 Daisho Fudo .
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Iwatsuki Fudo 岩槻不動 - 岩槻大師 Iwatsuki Daishi
Nr. 31 光岩山 - 釈迦院 Shaka-In -
彌勒密寺 Mirokumitsu-Ji


Saitama 埼玉県
菩提の道場 Bodai : The third round: Enlightenment

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

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埼玉県さいたま市岩槻区本町2丁目7-35
2 Chome-7-35 Honcho, Iwatsuki Ward, Saitama

The temple belongs to the Shingon sect. It was founded in 774.
The main statue is 大聖不動明王 Daisho Fudo Myo-O, surrounded by four other Myo-O, together the
五大明王 Godai Myo-O - Five great Myo-O Statues
降三世明王 Gozanze, 軍荼利明王 Gundari, 大威徳明王 Daiitoku,
金剛夜叉明王 Kongo Yasha

It is said that Kobo Daishi made these five statues himself.

In the compound is a path for
. O-Sunafumi Henro pilgrims お砂ふみ遍路 .
walking on the sacred sand



. Godai Myo-O 五大明王 Five Great Myo-O .


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Kita-In Yakuyoke Fudo Son
. 喜多院 Kita-In Kawagoe Betsu-In .

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shuin 朱印 stamp



- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : evam.ne.jp/iwatukidaishi...




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

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- while we are in Iwatsuki -

. Iwatsuki negi 岩槻葱 leek from Iwatsuki .
It has been out of use for many years but now revived by some diligent farmers. It is a special leek with 10 to 20 stems growing from the same stem. The white stems are about 20 cm long, and the soft green leaves are also eaten. It tasts rather sweet when cut fresh and put on a grill, the whole white and green plant.

The town uses this leek to revitaize the region,
"negiwai no machi" 「ぶらり岩槻観光『ねぎわい』マップ」.
(negiwai is a pun with nigiwai 賑わい bustling, being busy)




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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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2/16/2019

Koke Moss Fudo Saitama

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Koke Fudoo 苔不動明王 Moss Fudo
Nr. 29 不動山洞昌院 Fudosan Tosho-In

Saitama 埼玉県
菩提の道場 Bodai : The third round: Enlightenment

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

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県秩父郡長瀞町野上下郷2868
868 Nogami Shimogo, Nagatoro, Chichibu District, Saitama

Also called
hagi no tera 萩の寺 Bush Clover Temple.


The temple dates back to the Mid-Heian period and the statue of Fudo Myo-O was made by 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi himself.
In the back of the temple is 不動山 Mount Fudosan with a rock full of moss, which appeared to look like Fudo and his two disciples, hence the name
苔不動尊 Moss Fudo


roku Jizoo 六地蔵 six Jizo Bosatsu statues


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shuin 朱印 stamp

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : ameblo.jp/takachinchinchin...


Fudoyama 不動山 Mount Fudo
549 m / Fudō Yama

埼玉県本庄市の不動山


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. mizukake Fudo 水掛不動明王 throwing water on Fudo .
at 法善寺 Hozen-Ji - all covered in moss


. 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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