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12/29/2017

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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12/28/2017

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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11/24/2016

Shiga Prefecture

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Shiga Prefecture 滋賀県 Fudo Myo-O



The capital is the city of Otsu 大津.

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. Enman-In Monzeki 円満院門跡 / 圓満院 .  
滋賀県大津市園城寺町33, - 33 Onjojicho, Ōtsu, Shiga

Enryaku-Ji Hieizan 比叡山延暦寺 - 不動明王二童子像
. Saicho, Dengyo Daishi 伝教大師最澄 and Hieizan .

. Ishiyamadera 石山寺 .
Otsu, Shiga

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. Katsuragawa 葛川息障明王院
Katsuragawa Sokusho Myo-O In .

滋賀県大津市葛川坊村町155 / Otsu, Katsuragawa Bomuracho 155
and
Mudooji 無動寺明王堂 Mudo-Ji Fudo-Do
滋賀県大津市坂本本町4220 / 4220 Sakamotohonmachi, Otsu
and
建立大師相応和尚 Priest Konryu Daishi So-O Kasho (833 - 918)


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. Kiyomizu no taki 清水の滝 waterfall .
佐賀県小城市清水の滝 Shiga prefecture, Ogi Town

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Kongoorinji, Kongōrin-ji 金剛輪寺 Kongorin-Ji
滋賀県愛知郡愛荘町松尾寺873
874 Matsuoji, Aisho Town, Echigun, Shiga

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Kongourinji Temple is one of the three Koto Sanzan temples of the Tendai Sect.
The main temple is a Japanese style building representative of the Kamakura period (1192 to 1333) and a designated National Treasure. The gardens, which were created from the Azuchi-Momoyama period (1573 - 1603) to the middle of the Edo period (1603 - 1868), are a designated place of Scenic Beauty.
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at Jooshooan 常照庵 Josho-an


Statue from the Kamakura period.
Fudo is 108.5 cm high,


the statues at his side
矜羯羅童子 Kongara Doji - 54.2cm
制吨迦童子 Seitaka Doji - 29.9cm

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. Namura Jinja 苗村神社 Namura Shrine .
滋賀県蒲生郡竜王町大字綾戸467 / 467 Ayado, Ryuo-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga

. Shoobooji 正法寺 Shobo-Ji .
滋賀県大津市石山内畑町82 / 82 Ishiyamauchi hatachō, Ōtsu-shi, Shiga


. Shoomyooji 正明寺 Shomyo-Ji .
滋賀県蒲生郡日野町松尾 - Matsuo town, Shiga

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Tomikawa Magaibutsu 富川磨崖仏 Tomikawa Cliff Buddha
滋賀県大津市大石富川町


The statue is of 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai. Water dripping down near his ear for years has changed the color and the local people call it
mimidare Fudo 耳だれ不動 "Fudo with hanging earlobes".



Made in the Kamakura Period.
. Magaibutsu 磨崖仏 stone carvings .

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Zensuiji 善水寺 Zensui-Ji
滋賀県湖南市岩根3518 / 3518 Iwane, Konan, Shiga


Statue from the Heian period.
Made from one piece of kaya wood カヤ材の一木造り (Torreya nucifera). 73 cm high.
It is most probably from the year 993, when the statue of Yakushi Nyorai was made.

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The main hall of Zensuiji Temple is a designated National Treasure, and one of the three Konan Sanzan temples.
It is a popular spot in the fall, when wonderful crimson leaves can be seen. The interior also features no less than 15 Buddha statues, including representative pieces from the Tempyo period (710 - 794) and the Heian period (794 - 1185), all of which are more than worth making the trip to see them.
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This temple also belongs to the
. Pilgrimage to 49 Temples of
Yakushi Nyorai in Western Japan
西国四十九薬師巡礼 .

Nr. 47 - 第47番 医王山 善水寺 Zensui-Ji 滋賀県湖南市


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- Homepage of the temple
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. Kinki 近畿三十六不動尊霊場
Kinki Pilgrimage to 36 Fudo Temples .

25. 円満院門跡 / 圓満院 Enman-In Monzeki . Shiga
26. 無動寺明王堂 Mudo-Ji, Myo-O Do - Shiga (Otsu)
27. 葛川息障明王院 Katsuragawa Sokusho Myo-O In - Shiga (Otsu)

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. - Join Fudo Myo-O on facebook - Fudō Myō-ō .

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



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11/08/2016

Nagasaki Pilgrims

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. 九州三十六不動尊霊場 Kyushu - 36 Fudo temples .
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- Nagasaki 長崎県

22 龍照寺 厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo
23 正覚寺 波切り不動 - Namikiri Fudo


One temple also belong to the Henro Pilgrimage.
This number is given in brackets (xx).


source : setokeiichiro.com

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Ryuushooji 龍照寺 Ryusho-Ji
Nr. 22 (64) Fugenzan 普賢山 - 龍照寺 
厄よけ不動 Yakuyoke Fudo


. Nr. 64 Ryuushooji 龍照寺  Ryusho-Ji .
長崎県南島原市深江町戊3987-35

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Shookakuji 正覚寺 Shokaku-Ji
Nr. 23 護国山 Gokokusan - 正覚寺 
波切り不動 Namikiri Fudo



長崎県長崎市矢上町13-25 / 13-25 Yagamimachi, Nagasaki

A temple of the 曹洞宗(禅宗) Soto Zen sect,
with 釈迦牟尼佛 Shaka Nyorai as its main statue .

- Chant of the temple
護国山 法につつみし 暁の 悟り修めと 大悲のめぐみ
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source : setokeiichiro.com

The statue is most probably from the 藤原期 Fujiwara period.

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shuin 朱印 stamp





- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : nagasaki-hiroba.net/syoukakuzi


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. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

. 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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Saga Pilgrims

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- Saga 佐賀県

24 誕生院 錐鑽 身代り不動 - Kirimomi Migawari Fudo
25 大聖寺 杉岳の身代り不動 - Migawari Fudo
26 無動院 願かけ不動 - Gankake Fudo
27 正福寺 身代り不動 - Migawari Fudo
28 千如寺宝池坊 道中守り不動 - Dochu Mamori Fudo
29 真光院 くぼた不動 - Kubota Fudo
30 延命院 一願不動 - Ichigan Fudo
31 金乗院 出世不動 - Shusse Fudo


Some Temples also belong to the Henro Pilgrimage.
This number is given in brackets (xx).


source : setokeiichiro.com


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24 誕生院 錐鑽 身代り不動 -
Tanjo-In Kirimomi Migawari Fudo

佐賀県鹿島市納富分2011 / Kirishima

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25 大聖寺 杉岳の身代り不動 Daisho-Ji - Suginotake Migawari Fudo
佐賀県杵島郡北方町大字大崎6694 / Kishimagun, Kitagatamachi


26 無動院 願かけ不動 - Mudo-In Gankake Fudo
佐賀県杵島郡山内町大字大野9122 / Kishigamun, Yamauchicho


27 正福寺 身代り不動 Shofuku-Ji - Migawari Fudo
佐賀県東松浦郡北波多村大字大杉838 / Matsuuragun, Kitahatamura, Daigaku Osugi

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Sennyoji 千如寺 Sennyo-Ji
Nr. 28 雷山 Raizan - 千如寺 - 宝池坊 Hochi-Bo
道中守り不動 - Dochu Mamori Fudo to protect on the road


The main temple is located on the border to Fukuoka
福岡県前原市雷山626 626 Raizan, Itoshima, Fukuoka

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a Shingon temple in Itoshima, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. Its honorary sangō prefix is Sennyo-ji Daihiō-in (千如寺大悲王院).
It is also referred to as Raizan Kannon (雷山観音).

According to legend, Sennyo-ji was founded in the Nara period by 清賀上人 Seiga, a priest who came from India.

Due to its position in the north overlooking the Sea of Genkai, it has been expected from the shogunate as a prayer temple of the foremost line against the Mongol invasions of Japan during the Kamakura period. In its heyday has been said to be lined up to 300 priest living quarters around the temple. Sennyo-ji is a general term of this temple, and it is also referred to as the priest's lodge that was located next to the middle sanctuary, the present day site of Ikazuchi-jinja. The wooden Avalokiteśvara statue is the subject of mountainous faith that has been enshrined in the main hall.
Afterwards the priest living quarters were ruined during the long war between Muromachi and Sengoku periods, there only remains the priest's lodge. In 1573, however, the main hall was founded by Kuroda Tsugutaka (1703–1775), the 6th feudal lord of Kuroda clan. Big maple trees, which has been designated as a natural monument of Fukuoka prefecture, has been said to be planted by him.


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Mount Rai has two sanctuaries, one at the middle of the mountain and one at its peak. The middle sanctuary was founded in honor of Emperor Suinin whom he is conventionally considered to have reigned from 29 BC to AD 70. Both sanctuaries have been governed by the temple until the Edo period. However, the priest's lodge in the middle sanctuary was abolished by the separation of Shinto from Buddhism, introduced after the Meiji Restoration. Cultural properties, such as Buddha statues including the main Buddha and the ancient documents, were moved to the main hall.

The temple is also known for being a great place for cherry blossom viewing in the spring, and many people visit in the autumn to see the fall foliage.
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

Priest Seiga brought brought seeds from camellia (tsubaki 椿) and made oil from them for the first time.
Mount Aburayama 油山 (597 m) in Fukuoka is named in memory of this event.
油山観音正覚寺 Aburayama Kannon, Temple Shokaku-Ji
福岡県福岡市城南区東油山508

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(82) 雷山 千如寺大悲王院 Raizan Sennyo-Ji - Daihio-In
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29 真光院 くぼた不動 Shinko-In - Kubota Fudo
佐賀県佐賀郡久保田町新田 / Sagagun, Kubotacho, Shinden

30 延命院 一願不動 Enmei-In - Ichigan Fudo
佐賀県佐賀市与賀町2-45 / 2-45 Yokamachi, Saga-shi

31 金乗院 出世不動 Konjo-In - Shusse Fudo
佐賀県神埼郡三田川町目達原 / Kanzakigun, Mitagawacho, Medabara


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bangai 萬寿寺 Manju-Ji(通称・お不動さん)
本尊 -- 不動明王
佐賀市大和町川上1109

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. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

. 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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- Oita 大分県

01 両子寺 無風帯不動 - Mufutai Fudo
02 神宮寺 大獄不動 - Daigoku Fudo
03 成仏寺 除災不動 - Josai Fudo
04 文殊仙寺 仙の不動 - Sen no Fudo
05 実相院 夷不動 - Ebisu Fudo
06 無動寺 黒土不動 - Kurotsuchi Fudo
07 応暦寺 慈相不動 - Jiso Fudo
08 三明院 身代り不動 - Migawari Fudo
09 円寿寺 願かけ不動 - Gankake Fudo
10 臨済寺 厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo


One temple also belong to the Henro Pilgrimage.
This number is given in brackets (xx).


source : setokeiichiro.com


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Futagoji 両子寺 Futago-Ji
Nr. 01 足曳山 - 両子寺
無風帯不動 - Mufutai Fudo



大分県国東市安岐町両子1548 / 1548 Akimachi Futago, Kunisaki-shi, Ōita

The main statue is 阿弥陀如来 Amida Nyorai.

A Tendai Buddhist temple, located on the slopes of Mount Futago, the highest mountain on the Kunisaki Peninsula. The temple was established in 718 by Saint Ninmon Bosatsu 仁聞菩薩 and became the central temple of Rokugo-Manzan 六郷満山.

. Ninmon Bosatsu and temples in Kyushu .
He was the incarnation of the deity Usa Hachiman.

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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : futagoji.jp

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02 神宮寺 大獄不動 Jingu-Ji - Daigoku Fudo
大分県東国東郡国東町大字横手8356 / Higashikunisaki

03 成仏寺 除災不動 Jobutsu-Ji - Josai Fudo
大分県東国東郡国東町大字成仏 / Higashikunisaki

04 文殊仙寺 仙の不動 Monjusen-Ji - Sen no Fudo
大分県東国東郡安岐町大字大恩寺2432 / Higashikunisaki

05 実相院 夷不動 Jisso-In - Ebisu Fudo
大分県西国東郡香ヶ地町大字夷 / Nishikunisaki / Kakachicho

06 無動寺 黒土不動 Mudo-Ji - Kurotsuchi Fudo
大分県西国東郡真玉町 大字黒土1475 / Nishikunisaki

07 07 応暦寺 慈相不動 Oreki-Ji - Jiso Fudo
大分県西国東郡真玉町大字大岩屋401 / Nishikunisaki

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Sanmeiin 三明院 Sanmei-In
Nr. 08 (20) 桔梗山 Kikyozan - 三明院
身代り不動 - Migawari Fudo



大分県中津市大字永添1802 / Nagasoe, Nakatsu, Oita

The founder was 英明和尚 Eimei, who practised austerities for 50 days, eating none of the five grains 五穀断ちの「求聞持秘法」. He had a dream of 88 figures of Kobo Daishi, changed his name to 秘鍵大師 and built this temple.
In the main hall is a statue of 十一面千手観世音菩薩 Kannon with 1000 arms and 11 heads.
The statue of Fudo Myo-O is in the 護摩堂 Gomado Hall.
This statue was made to heal the ill father of Eimei.

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09 円寿寺 願かけ不動 Enju-Ji - Gankake Fudo
大分県大分市上野丘西23-19 / Uenogaokanishi, Oita town, Oita

10 臨済寺 厄よけ不動 Rinzai-Ji - Yakuyoke Fudo
大分県大分市永興10 / Ryogo, Oita town, Oita

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. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

. 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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Miyazaki Pilgrims

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- Miyazaki 宮崎県

11 光明寺 萬寿不動 - Manju Fudo
12 長久寺 魔よけ不動 - Mayoke Fudo
13 潮満寺 波切り不動 - Namikiri Fudo
14 極楽寺 厄除不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo


Some Temples also belong to the Henro Pilgrimage.
This number is given in brackets (xx).


source : setokeiichiro.com

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Koomyooji 光明寺 Komyo-Ji
Nr. 11 (32) - 萬寿不動 - Manju Fudo


宮崎県延岡市古城町 / Furushiromachi, Nobeoka, Miyazaki

The temple had been built in 1181 on the 鬼門 "Demon Gate" side of the castle to protect it from evil influence.

Three main statues of Amida Sanzon 阿弥陀三尊
from the Nanboku period.
Other statues from 弘法大師 Kobo Daishi, 毘沙門天 Bishamonten
and 勝軍地蔵菩薩 Shogun Jizo Bosatsu.
In the compound is also a shrine for the deity
淡島大明神 Awashima Daimyoji
venerated for healing ladie's diseases.

. Awashima Jinja Shrine, 淡島堂 Wakayama .

The temple had been abolished in the Meiji restoration, but was allowed to rebuilt in 1880.

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : daigo.ne.jp/temple

- There is a temple 萬寿寺 Manju-Ji with a Fudo statue in Saga.

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Chookyuuji 長久寺 Chokyu-Ji
Nr. 12 (38) 蓬莱山 Horaisan 長久寺 
魔よけ不動 - Mayoke Fudo


宮崎県宮崎市大塚町城ノ下2825 / Jōnoshita Ōtsukachō, Miyazaki

The main statues are 六観音 Six Kannon.

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : www.kyushyu88.com

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1月28日      不動護摩祈願会
3月21日(旧暦)  正御影供法要
5月28日       不動護摩祈願会
6月15日       青葉祭り(宗祖降誕会)
8月20日       施餓鬼法会
8月24日       供養灯籠流し
9月28日      不動護摩祈願会
12月22日(冬至)  星祭り祈願会

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Choomanji 潮満寺 Choman-Ji
Nr. 13 (39) 日南高野山 Nichinan Koyasan 潮満寺 
厄除不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo


宮崎県日南市油津3-2-7 / 3 Chome-2-7 Aburatsu, Nichinan-shi, Miyazaki

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : www.kyushyu88.com

- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事
1月28日      不動護摩祈願会
3月21日(旧暦)  正御影供法要
5月28日       不動護摩祈願会
6月15日       青葉祭り(宗祖降誕会)
8月20日       施餓鬼法会
8月24日       供養灯籠流し
9月28日      不動護摩祈願会
12月22日(冬至)  星祭り祈願会

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Gokurakuji 極楽寺 Gokuraku-Ji
Nr. 14 大田井山 - 極楽寺 
厄除不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo



宮崎県串間市北方5472 / 5472 Kitakata, Kushima-shi, Miyazaki

Founded in 1152 by 幸覚院一世.
It fell in despair, but was rebuilt in the Kamakura period by priest
Choojun 澄舜 Chojun.
It is closely related to the Shimazu family, especially 島津忠親 Shimazu Tadachika (1512 - 1571), who had it rebuilt in 1555 in order to help his people and protect the castle 飫肥城 Objjo.
There is a group of five-storied grave stone pagodas in the garden, memorial of the 島津家 Shimazu clan.
In 1831 the temple buildings were lost to fire and it was abolished in the Meiji period.
Since 1879 it had been re-built due to the deep faith of the local people.
The present 本堂 Hondo hall dates back to 1976.

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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : gokurakuji.blogspot.jp

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- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事

5月 四国八十八ヶ所お遍路
Henro Pilgrims from Shikoku in May

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. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

. 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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Kagoshima Pilgrims

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- Kagoshima 鹿児島

15 高野山西大寺 厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo
16 最福寺 厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo
17 福昌寺 波切り不動 - Namikiri Fudo



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Saidaiji 西大寺 Saidai-Ji
Nr. 15 高野山 Koyasan - 西大寺 
厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo



鹿児島県肝属郡東串良町川東3578
Kawahigashi, Higashikushira, Kimotsuki District, Kagoshima

The temple is located near the 大塚古墳 Otsuka Kofun.
It has been founded in the Muromachi period and the head priest now is in the 19th generation:
Priest 池口豪泉 Ikeguchi Gosen
see Ikeguchi Ekan, below

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source : setokeiichiro.com/346
Statue of Fudo Myo-O on the East side of the main hall.


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Saifukuji 最福寺 Saifuku-Ji
Nr. 16 - 最福寺 - 恵山会 Keizan-Kai
厄よけ不動 - Yakuyoke Fudo



鹿児島県鹿児島市平川町 / 4850-1 Hirakawacho, Kagoshima, Kagoshima

Priest 池口恵観 Ekan Ikeguchi Ekan
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(born November 15, 1936) is a Shingon Buddhist priest, currently the abbot of Saifukuji in Kagoshima. He holds a doctorate in medicine from Yamaguchi University and is an expert in the goma fire ritual.
..... Since becoming abbot of Saifukuji he installed a shrine to North Korean leader Kim Il-sung. He frequently travels to North Korea,
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omamori お守りamulets

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : saifukuji.or.jp

. 人吉恵山会 人吉不動 Hitoyoshi Fudo .
Kumamoto, A branch-temple of 最福寺 Saifuku-Ji

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. Nr. 17 - Fukushoojin 福昌寺 Fukusho-Ji .
波切り不動 - Namikiri Fudo
Umegafuchi Fudo Hall 梅ヶ淵不動堂


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. Fudo Myo-O at Mt. Koya 高野山 - Wakayama .


. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

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


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- reference source : coara.or.jp/~rinsaiji - Fudo Pilgrim -

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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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Fukuoka Pilgrims

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- Fukuoka 福岡県

32 清岩寺 開運厄よけ不動 - Kaiun Yakuyoke Fudo
33 不動院 身代り不動尊 - Migawari Fudo
34 鎮国寺 波切り不動 - Namikiri Fudo
35 恵光院 五鈷不動 - Goko Fudo
36 東長寺 結願不動 - Ketsugan Fudo


Some Temples also belong to the Henro Pilgrimage.
This number is given in brackets (xx).


source : setokeiichiro.com

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32 Seiganji 清岩寺 Seigan-Ji
開運厄よけ不動 - Kaiun Yakuyoke Fudo

福岡県甘木市三奈木町三奈木15 / Fukuoka Amakishi


Fudo Statue in the hall 上動堂
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Seiganji temple belongs to the Shingon sect Ninnaji school.
The temple was established inviting Eisai in 1175. Eiasi was a priest related to Ninnaji and so he stayed at this temple which faced the sea for fourteen years and dedicated himself in purchasing all the sutras the Sung ships brought into the country.
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The temple was later supported by
黒田忠之 Kuroda Tadayuki (1602 - 1654) and became the Kuroda clan temple.
The High Priest 法印正範大和尚 resided here.
The main statue is of 薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.

. Myōan Eisai, Myooan Eisai 明菴栄西 Myoan Eisai .
(1141 – 1215)

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Fudooin 不動院 Fudo-In
Nr. 33 (92) 大原山 Daigensan - 不動院
身代り不動尊 Migawari Fudo



福岡県北九州市門司区吉志171-3 / Kishi, Moji Ward, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

On request of the Kamakura Bakufu government in 1244, 藤原親房 Fujiwara Chikafusa came to the region to supress the Heike completely. He changed his name to 門司 Moji and unified 6 districts under this name. In the course of history the region was governed by various local lords.
The temple is located in the South-Western part of the Moji peninsula and overlooks the 周防灘 Suo-Nada sea.
The founder of the temple, 心玉阿闍梨 Shingyoku Ajari, was the son of a rich farming family. He build it in 1863 as a place to pray for protection from fire and other natural disasters.
In the temple compound are some old trees and two special statues of Jizo Bosatsu
- miminashi Jizo 耳なし地蔵 Jizo without ears
- agonash Jizo アゴなし地蔵 Jizo without a jaw

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- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : fudouin-kitakyushu.jp/guide.html

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. Agonashi Jizo Temples 腮無地蔵 .


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Chinkokuji 鎮国寺 Chinkoku-Ji
Nr. 34 (88) 屏風山 Byobusan - 鎮国寺
波切り不動 Namikiri Fudo



福岡県宗像市吉田966 / Yoshida, Munakata, Fukuoka

Founded by Kobo Daishi in 806, after he had visited 宗像大社 Munakata Shrine.
He carved statues of the three deities venerated at Munakata,
大日如来 Dainichi Nyoria, 釈迦如来 Shaka Nyorai and
薬師如来 Yakushi Nyorai.

Then he carved Fudo Myo=O to protect the people from all kinds of disaster.
「真言秘密の大法を伝え得たるは、
危難をお救い下さった不動明王様のお蔭に他ならず」

The temple is known for its beautiful blossoms in all seasons.

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秘仏身代わり不動明王立像
The statue of Fudo inside the temple is a hibutsu 秘仏 hidden statue.


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profile of the priest

- - - - - Homepage of the temple
- source : chinkokuji.or.jp

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- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事

4月28日 - April 28 fire ceremony for the hidden Fudo Statue
秘仏身代わり不動明王立像の年に一度の御開扉があり、火渡り柴灯護摩供が奉修されます。

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35 恵光院 五鈷不動 Eko-In - Goko Fudo
瑠璃山医王密寺 Rurisan Iomitsu-Ji


灯籠堂

福岡県福岡市東区馬出5-36-35 / Fukuoka, Higashiku, Maidashi

Founded by 黒田忠之 Kuroda Tadayuki (1602 - 1654), the lord of the 筑前国 domain.

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- source : hakataboy.com/temple

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Toochooji 東長寺 Tocho-Ji / 東長密寺 Tochomitsu-Ji
Nr. 36 (01) 南岳山 Nangakuzan - 東長寺 
結願不動 - Ketsugan Fudo


This is the last temple of the Kyushu Fudo Pilgrimage.
ketsugan, kechigan means the fulfillment of the vow to complete a pilgrimage.


福岡市博多区御供所町2-4 / Gokushomachi, Hakata Ward, Fukuoka

The temple was founded by Kūkai Kobo Daishi, who had come back from his travels to China and landed in Hakata.
It was completed in 806, making it the oldest Shingon temple in Kyushu.

The main statue is a standing Kannon with 1000 arms and 11 faces.
十一面千手観音 Juichimen Senju Kannon

The temple had the strong support of 黒田家墓 Kuroda Tadayuki (1602 - 1652), the second lord of Fukuoka province, who has his grave in the temple compound.

The temple is also Nr. 24 on a pilgrimage to
九州24地蔵 24 Jizo Bosatsu temples in Kyushu.


- photo by Bradford of facebook -

Fukuoka Daibutsu (Great Buddhist statue)
The carving of the statue started in 1988 and it took 4 years to finish. The statue is 10.8 meters in height and 30 tons in weight. This is the largest statue of a seated Buddha among the ones in Japan. The ring of light behind the Buddha stands 16.1 meters in height and is carved with numerous images of Buddha. Besides the statue is a treasure exhibition hall.
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source : setokeiichiro.com

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

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- - - - - Yearly Festivals 年中行事
1月 1日 新春はつもうで
2月 3日 節分大祭
3月21日 正御影供
6月15日 弘法大師誕生祭 Birthday of Kobo Daishi
8月16日 大施餓鬼会
10月20日 土砂加持法要

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東長寺 Tocho-Ji is the last temple of the Fudo Pilgrimage
and the first of this one :
. 九州88ヶ所108霊場 Kyushu - 88 and 108 Henro temples .

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

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- - - reference - coara.or.jp/~rinsaiji 福岡県 - - -

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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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