"Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine coexisting with buildings
There are many people who look forward to visiting temples and shrines in Kyoto sightseeing.When you walk through the city, you may encounter temples and shrines in unexpected places."Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine" stands between a building and a fence on the east side of the busy Teramachi-dori Street.There is a live house in the basement of the site, which is a unique location.The Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine is said to have started in the Azuchi-Momoyama period when a statue of SUGAWARA no Michizane was enshrined around Rokujo-dori Street.It is said that it was at the end of the Sengoku period that the temple was repeatedly relocated and was moved to its current location according to the arrangement of sections by Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI.Since he escaped the fire in the Conspiracy of Hamaguri-gomon Gate in 1864, he had a deep faith for fire protection, and was also called "Hibuse".Now it is surrounded by Takashimaya and Fujii Daimaru, and goes through the torii that stands in between to the precincts.At the tip of the narrow approach like a corridor of a building, there is the main shrine, shrine and "sloping cow" that only Tenjin can offer.It is a relaxing space in the busy downtown area.Speaking of uniqueness, this goshuin is also unique.Goshuin itself is a stamp stamp, but the place to receive it is "Okamoto Kagami（Mirror) Store" diagonally opposite.If you go into the shop and ask the staff for Goshuin, they will give it with a date.We accept only during business hours except for regular holidays, so please check in advance before going out.Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine was originally the Chinju-sha shrine (Shinto shrine on Buddhist temple grounds dedicated to the tutelary deity of the area) of Daiun-in Temple.Daiun-in Temple has moved to Higashiyama, and the site is now part of the Kyoto Takashimaya parking lot.If you look at Hijiki Tenmangu from Okamoto Kagami (Mirror) Store, you can see a torii standing at the back of the building.Hiyoke Tenman-gu Shrine613 Teianzen-no-cho, east of Shijo-sagaru, Teramachi-dori Street, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City5 minutes walk from Hankyu Kyoto Kawaramachi Station
"Ogi-zuka Mound" tells the origin of fans
In addition to the Corona disaster, the heat wave is so intense that people cannot relax when they go out these days.I often see people holding parasols or small fans to keep out the heat.While small fans have become established as a recent summer item, the one I find useful this summer is a fan.When I open the fan, my mood changes and I feel like my back is a little shined while I'm fanning.Speaking of folding fans, do you know the historic site "Ogi-zuka Mound" at the northwest end of Gojo Ohashi?There used to be a temple called "Mieido Hall" which was built in the Heian period.The temple is known as the birthplace of folding fans, and Ogizuka was founded in 1960 to remember those days.After TAIRA no Atsumori, a busho (Japanese military commander) of the Taira family, died in the Battle of Ichinotani at the end of the Heian period, Atsumori's wife became a priest.She became a nun and entered the Miedo hall to pray for the happiness of her husband, and started to make fans with the temple monks.The fan was later called "Mieido-ogi Fan" and became widely known.It is said that many fan craftsmen moved to this area and it prospered as a famous production area of Kyo-sensu for a long time.TAIRA no Atsumori, who was a nephew of TAIRA no Kiyomori, the leader of the Taira clan, was called a master of flute at a young age.Near Ogizuka stands statues of Ushiwakamaru (MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune) and Benkei.In the Battle of Ichinotani, Atsumori died at the age of only 16 because of a raid by a general of the Minamoto clan led by MINAMOTO no Yoshitsune.I feel like I can hear the flute of Atsumori in the wind in the distance when I open the fan thinking of my fate at dusk.Ogi-zuka MoundShimozaimokucho, Shimogyo-ku Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Keihan Kiyomizu-gojo StationWe also introduce "Fan painting experience in the old shop of "Hakuchiku-do" in "Experience".Please check it out.
Kitashirakawa "Koyasu Kanzeon (Taiko no sekibutsu)"
I think many towns have canceled Jizo-bon this summer.Various Jizo statues are enshrined in the city of Kyoto.This time, I will introduce you to a huge Kannon that you cannot forget at first glance.An intersection leading to Imadegawa-dori Kita-Shirakawa and Ginkaku-ji Temple.There is a large stone Buddhist image which is about 2 meters high.The name is "Koyasu Kanzeon."Even the Kannon called "Taiko no sekibutsu (Taiko's stone Buddhist images)" is believed to have been created in the Kamakura period.There was a rumor that it would move freely, and Taiko, or Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, heard the rumor and became a captive of Kannon.There, Hideyoshi took Kannon back to Jurakudai to place him near him.Then, Kannon moaned every night to return to Kitashirakawa and Hideyoshi surrendered.There is a strange legend that he had no choice but to return it to the original place.It is said that he was also called "Kubikiri Kannon (Beheading Kannon)" because Hideyoshi cut his head on the way back to Jurakudai.The entrance where Koyasu Kanzeon is enshrined was once called "Shirakawa no mura (Shirakawa Village)".It is said that it was once a key point of transportation for people heading north from Rakuchu to Rakugai.Next to the Shian Kanzeon, you can see a small shrine where many small Jizo statues are enshrined.These Jizo statues were excavated from the ground when Imadegawa-dori Street was constructed.With Koyasu Kanzeon, they watch over the safety of children and the neighborhood.The village of Shirakawa is known for its "Shirakawa-Me (Lady of Shirakawa)" which has been a flower peddler since the Heian Period.The scene of selling flowers with a basket of freshly picked flowers on the head is familiar even in the procession of Jidai Matsuri Festival.Even now, there is a custom of offering flowers at Koyasu Kanzeon in front of peddlers, and colorful flowers are offered.Koyasu KanzeonKitashirakawa-nishi-cho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto CityHere is for "Nasu ari Jizo Bosatsu" in Gion ShirakawaHere is for "Shirakawa-Me Kenka Retsu (Lady of Shirakawa to offer flowers)" to decorate the end of the Jidai Fuzoku Gyoretsu (Historic Pageant)
Cool down with Hiyashi-ame drink
Hiyashiame is a typical summer drink in Kyoto and Kansai.Hirashi-ame is a drink made by dissolving malt syrup in hot water, adding ginger and cooling it with water and ice.If you pour it into a cup from a special machine and drink it up, the heat will go away.In summer, you can see the noren of "ひやしあめ (Hiyashi-ame)" at Japanese confectionery shops and tea shops.Recently, there are fewer shops in Kyoto where you can drink traditional Hiyashi-ame drink.At "Hatanoken-rouho" in Nisiki Ichiba (Market), homemade cypress candy is sold in 500 ml plastic bottles.It is served in a frozen state, so you can drink the melting point while using it as a refrigerant.At "Aoyama Tobacco ten (Store)" in Fushimi Inari, Hiyashi-ame is a summer feature.It is a retro resting place recommended for cooling off after visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine.There are also shops where you can enjoy Hiyashi-ame drink throughout the year, not only in summer."Tonimaru", produced by Iwai Confectionery, serves Hiyashi-ame drink made from carefully selected rice candy.Among them, "Tonimaru Ujibashi-dori ten (Store)" is a specialty store specializing in Hiyashi-ame drink.If you see the noren of "ひやしあめ (Hiyashi-ame)", why don't you have a cup of one?You can also enjoy hot "Ame-yu (drink made by dissolving malt syrup in hot water, adding ginger)" at "Aoyama Tobacco Store" and "Tonimaru".Hatanoken-rouhoTakakura Higashi-iru, Nishikikoji-dori Street, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station and Subway Shijo StationAoyama Tobacco ten (Store)22 Fukakusa Kaidoguchi-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City8-minute walk from JR Inari StationTonimaru Ujibashi-dori ten (Store)171 -21 Myoraku UJI, Uji City6 minutes walk from Keihan Uji Station
"Nasu ari Jizo Bosatsu" in Gion Shirakawa
Children in Kyoto enjoy Jizo-bon in every summer.This year, there will be hands-on events such as "Tele Jizo-bon" through the Internet.If you walk around the city of Kyoto, you will see many Jizo statues.This time, we will introduce a Jizo statue that watches over people along the Shirakawa River in Gion.It is on the Shirakawa River of Hanamikoji-dori Street "Yusai-bashi Bridge".It is named after the closed local Yusai Elementary School, and it is said to be derived from Chinese calligraphy.The street running from Hanamikoji-dori Street to Higashioji-dori Street on Shirakawa-kita-dori Street on the banks of Yusai-bashi Bridge was developed as "Nasuari no michi".The "Nasu ari Jizo Bosatsu" enshrined at the foot of he bridge has a unique history.When the water pipe construction was done at Hanamikoji-dori in 1954.At that time, Jizo was dug out from the riverbed of Shirakawa River by Kyoto City Waterworks Bureau.The Jizo was enduring in the cold, dark riverbed for the mind-boggling years before being discovered.It is named after "Taete shinomeba nasuari (You'll be rewarded if you hold on.)" which is sung in the school song of Yusai elementary school.The lyrics mean "No matter how hard it is, if you persevere and persevere, you will be rewarded and succeed.".How about paying attention to Nasuari Jizoson right now in the Corona disaster?Even in the bustling Hanamikoji-dori Street, there are few people passing by, and the "Nasuari no michi" has a calm atmosphere.It is also said that the name came from the fact that when "有済 (yusai)" is turned upside down, it can be read as "Nasuari".
Existing radio tou towers in Kyoto
Radio exercise is a special feature of summer vacation.I think the summer vacation is shortened this year, and the radio calisthenics is becoming fluid.Radio broadcasting started in Japan in 1925.Do you know "Radio tou tower"?From the beginning of the Showa era to the wartime, radio was expensive and was not popular among ordinary households.Therefore, a "public radio receiver" was set up outdoors, where neighbors gathered.Starting with Tennoji Park in Osaka, there were up to 460 of them built all over Japan.Currently, only pagodas remain mainly in parks in the Kansai region, and eight of them in Kyoto are said to be the most.The radio tou tower in Maruyama Park is located on the way from the symbol "Gion Shidarezakura" to Yasaka-jinja Shrine.It was installed in 1932 and was restored in 1982 after recovering metals during the war.It is now a historical building, but at that time baseball games were broadcast and radio gymnastics were popular.It is a radio version of street TV that is familiar in comics and dramas in the Showa era.The receiver is removed now, but it has a presence that the music of radio gymnastics is likely to be played in summer morning.Radio tou towers are also available near Funaokayama Park, Komatsubara Park, Murasakinoyanagi Park, Tachibana Park, Hagi Children's Park and Cable Yase Station.The radio tou tower near Cable Yase Station also has a historical appearance.Also, the radio tower in Misayama Park blends into the park like an object.In the early Showa period, it was installed in the playground of Nissho Elementary School (The present Takakura Elementary School) next to the park.When I stand in front of the radio tower, I can imagine the summer vacation in the distant day.Some people may enjoy radio gymnastics at home as a new lifestyle this summer.Maruyama ParkMaruyama-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City3 minutes walk from the city bus stop GionMisayama Park282 Mitsumiyama-cho, Rokkaku sagaru Higashinotoin-dori Street, Nakagyo-ku Ward, Kyoto CityFive minutes walk from Hankyu Karasuma Station and Subway Shijo Station
"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.
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