"Takoyakushi-do Eifuku-ji Temple" which has an anecdote about octopus called
I introduced "Hangesho" and "Tako (octopus)" in this "KYOTO CHISHIN" the other day.Talking about "Tako (octopus)" in Kyoto, "Takoyakushi-dori Street" may be inevitable.It is one of the streets from east to west in Kyoto, from Kiyamachi-dori Street in the east to Sai-dori Street in the west.Located at the intersection of Shinkyogoku-dori Street, the "Takoyakushi-do Eifuku-ji Temple" is the temple from which the name Takoyakushi-dori Street was derived.There is a stone statue of Yakushi Nyorai called "Takoyakushi" in the precincts.There is also a wooden carved octopus "Nade Yakushi".It is said that rubbing "Nade Yakushi" with the left hand heals all kinds of diseases.Takoyakushi-do Eifukuji has the following anecdote.Long ago, the mother of Zenko, a monk of Eifuku-ji Temple, fell ill and asked for his favorite octopus.Despite hesitating to buy raw octopus as a monk, Zenko, who cares about his mother, goes to the market.When he was bringing back a box of octopus, the people in the town were looking at me and they rushed me to open the box ......Then he prayed to Bhaisajyaguru for salvation, oh, my god! the octopus legs transformed into eight-volume Myohorenge-kyo!Thanks to that, Zenko escaped from the trouble and it is said that her mother's illness was cured by the light emitted by the octopus.Since then, it has been affectionately called "Takoyakushi" and worshiped as a temple with miraculous effects.The origin of the name of Takoyakushi-dori was the image of a monk who cherishes his mother.Its formal name is "Jorurisan Eifuku-ji Temple ".Currently, "Daihannya-e" is performed on the 8th of every month and is crowded with people praying for cancer control and recovery from illness.Many of the Ema (votive tablets) and Omamori (amulets) given in the precincts of the shrine have an octopus motif.This cute Takoyakushi-sama" is dedicated with your wish and name written on it.You can buy it and dedicate it to the precincts.You can also take it home without dedicating it.Takoyakushi-do Temple Eifuku-ji Temple503 Takoyakushi Higashita-cho, Shinkyogoku-dori, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station*Photography is prohibited in the precincts.Here is for What is "Hangesho" and "Octopus Day"?
Toothache prevention belief passed down "Ha-no-Jizo-son (tooth Jizo)"
June 4 to 10th is "Teeth and Mouth Health Week" in Japan.The other day, we introduced Kyoto's shrines and Jizo statues those are prayed for toothache goes away.The Jizo that I will introduce this time is in front of the bus stop facing south of Senbon Kuramaguchi.It's also called "Ha-no-Jizo-son (tooth Jizo)".There used to be a stream called "Sakasa-gawa river (upside down river)" that flows northward on Kuramaguchi-dori Street.And it is said that there was a small bridge across Senbon-dori.The Jizo statue enshrined at the foot of the bridge is said to have been known as "Sakasa Jizo" since that place.The shrine of "Dental Jizoson" has the following history.A long time ago, a wife went to pick up her husband after work and saw him and a young woman walking together under an umbrella.The angry wife catches her husband, and the surprised husband escapes under the river and hides behind the Jizo statue.The wife is so upset that she runs to the crime of biting her husband's shoulder.But it's not my husband's shoulder, it's Jizo's!My wife's teeth, which got stuck in the Jizo's shoulder, won't come out.An old monk passing by read a sutra and saved her, but she died.The Jizo statue still has a thin tooth pattern on its shoulder.It is said that, before long, it was called "Dental Jizoson" and became popular to prevent toothache.It may be a warning that healthy teeth are not for biting people.Ha-no-Jizo-son (tooth Jizo)Murasakino Junibo-cho, Kuramaguchi agaru, Senbon-dori Street, Kita Ward, Kyoto CityNear the city bus stop, Senbon Kuramaguchi.
Hope your toothache goes away
"Hakusan-jinja Shrine" which is good for toothache, introduced in "KYOTO CHISHIN" the other day.Today, I would like to introduce you to "Nurikobe Jizo" which stands on the roadside near Fushimi Inari Taisha.It is a stone Buddhist statue about one meter high, and it is known nationwide as a Jizo to prevent toothache.It was originally located in the cemetery outside the border of the nearby temple, and was enshrined in a hall painted with earth.It is said that "Nurikome Jizo" came to be called "Nurikobe Jizo".It especially benefits people with toothaches, and the "Dental memorial service" is held every June 4 by Fukakusa Inari Hoshokai.You will receive a blessing by stroking the stone placed in front of the Jizo and rubbing the affected area with your hands.It is also unique to give a toothbrush as a present to the visitors of "Dental memorial service".In addition, people who live far away or who can't go anywhere can visit the shrine by postcard or letter.Around the Jizo statue, there are a lot of postcards from all over the country that express their wishes and thanks for preventing toothache!This is a Jizo statue that is widely known for its fact that mail can be delivered by just "Kyoto Nurikobe Jizo".Starting today "Teeth and Mouth Health Week", I want to spend my time with healthy teeth.Nurikobe JizoFukakusa Daimon-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Keihan Fushimi-Inari Station
"Hakusan-jinja Shrine" is believed in preventing toothache
June 4 is cavity prevention day, and 1 week from this day is teeth and mouth health week.Because of the new coronavirus, some people may not be able to go to a dental checkup or dental treatment.In fact, in Kyoto, there are shrines, temples, and Jizo which are believed in preventing toothache.One of these is the "Hakusan-jinja Shrine", located in a residential area near Kyoto City Hall.This shrine has a legend about toothache.In the middle of the Edo period, Emperor Gosakuramachi, known as a female Emperor, suffered from toothache.Then, a court lady brought back chopsticks and salt from Hakusan-jinja Shrine and put them on her painful teeth.Then the pain subsided, and it is said that the faith to prevent toothache started from there.Today, Hakusan-jinja Shrine is visited by not only those suffering from toothache but also dentists.First, we will receive chopsticks and at the shrine office.After that, we put some salt by chopsticks on the painful tooth and pray to prevent the toothache.Why don't you visit the dentist together when you start going there again?Hakusan-jinja Shrine243 Kami-hakusan-cho, Oshikoji Sagaru, Fuyacho Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station on the subway.
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color⑥The cherry blossoms, which have been in bloom for half a year, were in full bloom
This spring, we keep introducing the cherry blossoms of Kyoto are introduced in "KYOTO CHISHIN".Why don't you enjoy visiting Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) anytime on the web?The cherry blossom viewing spot we will introduce this time is "Myoren-ji Temple" in Horikawa Teranouchi,Kyoto.It is the head temple of Honmon Hokke Sect that is said to have been founded by Nichizo in 1294 under Nichiren's will.It is said that it was relocated several times before settling in its current location in 1587."Oeshiki-zakura" in front of the main hall is a rare cherry tree that has been blooming since October.It begin to bloom around October 13 when Nichiren Shonin is said to have died.It blooms in full for half a year around April 8, the birthday of Buddha.*This picture was taken in late March 2020.It is said that if you bring back petals of Oeshiki cherry on the ground, your love will come true.*It is strictly prohibited to take home the flowers blooming on the branches!Oeshiki-zakura trees begin to bloom again as early as half a year later.I hope you will be able to enjoy the cherry blossoms next year when they are in full bloom!Myoren-ji TempleHorikawa-nishiiru, Teranouchi-dori, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the City bus stop, Horikawa-Teranouchi
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color⑤"Sakuramatsu" which is one of the Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen
There are many cherry trees related to Miyake (families allowed to have the status of Imperial family) and Kuge (court nobles) in the large premises, and Kyoto Gyoen is a famous place for hidden cherry blossoms.The other day, I introduced Itozakura, which is the site of Konoe's residence.In a place known as "The birthplace of Gakushuin School", there is a corner where cherry tree lying down.......Cherry tree lying down!?It is a Yamazakura "Sakuramatsu" that blooms from the branches of a fallen black pine tree.It started around 1955 when a bird dropped wild cherry seeds on a Japanese black pine that was about 60 years old.It is believed that the seeds germinated and grew in the trunk of the Japanese black pine, passed through the hollow part of the trunk and rooted into the soil.The time it takes to take root, the vitality of Yamazakura that blooms from its branches through its trunk, everything is mysterious!Even after Japanese black pine withered and fell down in 1996, Yamazakura continues to bloom independently.It was the season of cherry blossoms that passed through the Showa and Heisei eras and entered the Reiwa era this March.Although the blooming period is short, this spring, they seemed as strong and beautiful as usual years.When Japanese black pine trees were alive, cherry blossoms bloomed from the tall pine trunk, and this was also a rare sight.The cherry blossom pine tree that is full of vitality is counted as one of "The Seven Wonders of Kyoto Gyoen".Kyoto Gyoen National Garden3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto City (The birthplace of Gakushuin School)3 minutes walk from the city bus stop, Furitsu Idaibyoin-mae
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color④Take a shower with beautiful weeping cherry trees
Japan and the rest of the world are facing serious problems day by day.While you are at home, I hope you will enjoy a little bit of cherry blossom viewing at this "KYOTO CHISHIN".I would like to introduce the famous cherry blossom spots in Kyoto rather than real time outing information.The weeping cherry tree that blooms as if falling from the sky is so impressive in full bloom.In Kyoto, there are many famous spots for single-flowered weeping cherry blossoms.Murasakino's "Jobon rendai-ji Temple" is one of them.In late March, I passed through a temple gate facing Senbon-dori and was able to take a shower with beautiful weeping cherry trees.The splendid branches that are seen from Senbon-dori in front of the temple gate have a gorgeous presence in the quiet precincts.As I pass under the weeping cherry tree which is almost monopolized, I forget the passage of time and look at it.The temple is said to have been founded by Prince Shotoku and called "Koryu-ji Temple" and belongs to the Chizan school of the Shingon sect.After that, Kanku Sojo rebuilt it and changed the name of the temple to Jobonrendai-ji Temple in 960 by the order of the Cloistered Emperor Uda.The temple was destroyed by fire during the Onin War (1467-1477) but was rebuilt by Shisei Shonin during the Bunroku era (1592-1596).It is said that it was also called "12 bo" because as many as 12 branch temples were built in the Rendaino area when it was rebuilt during the Bunroku era.Of the 12 branch temples, only a few still exist, but the town name "Murasakino Junibo-cho" is a remnant of the area.After shidarezakura, someiyoshino and yaebeni shidarezakura dye the grounds, creating a more gorgeous atmosphere.Since it is not a tourist temple, there are few visitors, and the beauty of cherry blossoms is enhanced by the quiet world.In April, we plan to introduce the cherry blossoms of Kyoto at "KYOTO CHISHIN" so that people can enjoy cherry blossom viewing at home.I hope we can go out freely next spring.Jobonrendai-ji Temple33 -1 Murasakino Junibo-cho, Kitaoji Sagaru, Senbon-dori, Kita Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the City bus stop, Senbon Kitaoji.
Kyoto Dyed in Cherry Blossom Color③"Konoe Residence Site" in Kyoto Gyoen
"Kyoto Gyoen National Garden" is a popular place for both children and adults to relax.Many cherry trees are planted in the vast Imperial Gardens, and buds are bursting one after another.First, the remains of Konoe's residence are located on the west side of the Imadegawa-gomon Gate.The first thing to see here was "Itozakura".A type of weeping cherry tree named after the appearance of thin threads running through it.In connection with this "Konoe no Itozakura" there are many cypress trees planted in the park.The Konoe family was the head of the Gosekke (five top Fujiwara families whose members were eligible for the positions of Sessho and Kanpaku), an important family that produced many Sessho (regent) and Kanpaku (chief adviser to the Emperor) by the end of the Edo period.They have a residence on the west side of the pond in this garden, and the pond is known as a famous spot for itozakura.Near the Nakadachiuri Gate, there is also a standby cherry blossom called "Mikurumagaeshi zakura".It is said that the cherry tree was named after Emperor Gomizunoo who saw the beauty of the cherry tree by turning back the carriage.You can see Yamazakura most often in Kyoto Gyoen, but it is also exciting to see precious varieties.It is difficult to go out,now but I hope you can enjoy cherry blossom viewing on this website.Kyoto Gyoen National Garden3 Kyoto Gyoen, Kamigyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityA short walk from Imadegawa subway station
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