May 21, 2018

EDO - Ebara district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2017/11/himonya-district.html

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Ebara 荏原郡 district / 武州荏原 Bushu, Ebara

This was a farming region, mostly for egoma 荏胡麻 a kind of perilla.
Perilla frutescens Britton var. japonica Hara
It smells quite different from shiso 紫蘇 Perilla.
The seeds are often used to make egoma oil 荏胡麻油.
The leaves are eaten as a vegetable. Since it grows like a weed, it was very useful for farmers of old times to get over a period of famine.
egoma no hara . . . ehara . . . Ebara.
In 1927, the village 荏原町 Ebara Machi was founded.
Ebaramachi station is in 5-2-1 Nakanobu, Shinagawa, Tokyo.
The parts of Ebara now are located in Shinagawa, Ota, Meguro and Setagaya ward.



1.品川町 2.大井村 3.大崎村 4.目黒村 5.碑衾村 6.平塚村 7.大森村 8.入新井村 9.調布村 10.池上村 11.馬込村 12.羽田村 13.蒲田村 14.六郷村 15.矢口村 16.駒沢村 17.世田ヶ谷村 18.玉川村 19.松沢村
(青:品川区 blue: Shinawaga / 紫:目黒区 purple : Meguro / 桃:大田区 peach pink : Ota / 赤:世田谷区 red : Setagaya)
- - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !

. Shrine Ebara jinja 荏原神社 .
Shinagawa, Kita-Shinagawa


This ancient district is already mentioned in the Heian period.

Sakimori Uta 防人歌 Song of a Soldier

橘の美袁利の里に父を置きて道の長道は行きかてのかも
tachibana no miwori no sato ni chichi o okite
michi no nagate ha yukikate no ka mo

In Tachibana
In the village of Miwori
I left my father;
This long, long road
Is hard to travel, indeed.


Hasebe no Tarimaro 小長谷部笠麻呂 Ohasebe no Kasamaro
He was a Sakimori in the Heian period. He traveled in 755 to 信濃( Shinano (Nagano) and 筑紫 Tsukushi
- source : wakapoetry.net/tag/sakimori-uta... -

. The Legacy of Sakimori - the frontier guard conscripts .

. Musashi no Kuni 武蔵国 Musashi Province /Bushuu 武州 Bushu .


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May 20, 2018

EDO - Rokugo district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2015/10/rokugo-watashi.html

Rokugoo, Rokugō 六郷 Rokugo district
Ota ward 大田区, 東六郷 East, 西六郷 West, 南六郷 South and 仲六郷 Central

In 1889, the following villages were grouped together asl 六郷村 Rokugo Mura.
雑色村 Zoshiki Mura、八幡塚村 Hachimanzuka Mura、町屋村 Machiya Mura、高畑村 Takahata Mura、古川村 Furukawa Mura.
In 1928, Rokugo Mura was renamed to 六郷町 Rokugo Machi.
In 1932, Rokugo Machi was renamed, now 蒲田区 Kamata district.

The name 六郷町 Rokugo Machi was abandoned in 1923.

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Rokugoo, Rokugō, Rokugo no watashi 六郷の渡し Rokugo river crossing  
六郷渡舟 Rokugo no watashibune - ferry boat from Rokugo

Rokugō 六郷 lit. "six villages"




川崎 六郷渡舟 Kawasaki Rokugo watashibune
Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 東海道五拾三次
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May 19, 2018

EDO - Sunamura district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2013/05/fukagawa.html

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- Sunamura 砂村 "Sand village" district
It has four sub-districts, North, East, South and New : 北砂 Kitasuna、東砂 Higashisuna, 南砂 Minamisuna and 新砂 Shinsuna -
Since 1889 known as 砂町 Sunamachi, combined with other small districts nearby.
Sunamachi Ginza Shopping District -located at Kitasuna



The district is named after its developer,砂村新四郎 Sunamura Shinshiro, the brother of
砂村新左衛門 Sunamura Shinzaemon (1601 – 1668).

He moved to Edo from Kanagawa and was tasked with developing a large sandbank. The 13 fields he could create gave reason for the name, Shinden 新田 "New Fields"


江戸時代初期、新田開発に生涯を捧げた
Edo jidai shoki, shinden kaihatsu ni shōgai o sasageta
溝手正儀 Mizote Masanori
- まえがき(抜粋)
これは江戸時代初期の土木技術者砂村新左衛門の生涯を綴る最初の書になるはずである。
徳川家康が天下統一を完成させようとしていたちょうどその頃越前に生まれ、日本各地を駆け巡って新地開拓に情熱を注ぎ、武蔵の地でその生涯を終えた砂村新左衛門・・・その名を知る人は多くない。
前半では比較的分かりやすい形で新左衛門の生涯を物語風に書いてみることにする。新左衛門に関する史料は多く残っていない。そこで私は可能な限り合理的な推理によって「点」を結んで「線」にし、若干の時代背景を加えることで「面」にすることを試みた。
そして後半では、ある程度のまとまりを持ったエピソードについて、立証しながら論文風に書いてみる。
「物的証拠から確かに言えること」、「状況証拠からほぼ言えること」、「証拠がなく想像に過ぎないこと」に区分して説明するようにした。いずれもこれまでの説よりは確かな新説が展開できていると自負している。
なお、主な古文書についてはその翻刻(活字への変換)および原典コピー(写真)を末尾の資料編に関係する部分をできるだけすべて示した。結果的に資料の紹介に多くのページを割いたが、これらは限られた場所に行かないと閲覧できないものも多く、「是非自分でも読んでみたい」という読者の要望にも応えるべきと考えたからである。
溝手正儀
目次 Table of contents
第1章 砂村新左衛門の生涯
第2章 新左衛門の遺訓に関する考察
第3章 初期砂村新田所有者に関する考察
第4章 その他の新・再発見と新仮説
第5章 新田開拓の背景
- reference source : kinokuniya.co.jp... -


One speciality of the district was
. Sunamura melons and eggplants .


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Before Tokugawa Ieyasu moved to Edo, the Hachiman shrine in this area was located a bit further to the east, in Sunamura. The tiny village of Sunamura is located on a patch of high ground in the midst of the marshes, about five kilometers east of Edo. It is one of the oldest settlements in the area, but remains fairly rural and isolated due to the surrounding marshes. ...
Although many of the visitors to Tomioka Hachiman Jinja and Sanju-San Gendo are samurai, the Fukagawa neighborhood is mainly home to blue-collar workers who work in various parts of Edo.
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EDO - Fuyuki district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2017/04/honzaimokucho-district.html

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Fuyukichoo 冬木町 Fuyuki district
Kōtō 江東区 Koto ward
Close to 仙台堀川 Sendai Horikawa. Fuyuki literally means "winter trees".



Fuyukiya 冬木屋 was a lumber merchant. The first Fuyuki had come from Gunma. His name was 上田直次 Ueno Naoji. The third owner was 冬木屋弥平次 Fuyukiya Yaheiji, who established a large lumber yard here.
In 1705 Fuyukiya Yaheiji became the head man of district, which was then named after him.


冬木弁天堂 Fuyuki Benten was the shrine of the Fuyuki family.


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Fuyuki Kosode 冬木 小袖 (Garment with small wrist openings) Autumn grass design on white twill ground
Hand-painted by Ogata Korin
Ogata Korin (1658–1716) left from Kyoto for Edo (now Tokyo) in 1704. The first people with whom Korin lived in Edo were the Fuyuki family, who were lumber dealers in Fukagawa. This garment is said to have been created for Mrs. Fuyuki as a token of his appreciation for the hospitality he had received.
At the time, kosode garments painted by famous artists on special orders were in fashion among women in affluent merchant families.
- source : colbase.nich.go.jp/collectionItems... -


- quote -
- The value of Onjoji
A merchant of Edo, Fuyuki by name, had desired to obtain the Onjoji flower container. Jisen had purchased it for eight hundred ryo, but...
Stories from a Tearoom Window: Lore and Legends of the Japanese Tea Ceremony
By Shigernori Chikamatsu
- source : google books -

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May 14, 2018

EDO - Shinsakanacho district "new fish market"

Ginza and
Shin Sakanachoo 新肴町 Shin-Sakana Cho, Shinsakanacho district
"New Fish Village - Market"

Ginza Sanchome 銀座三丁目
Before Tokugawa Ieyasu came to Edo, there was a small fishing village at the Hibiya Inlet, Rogetsumura 老月村.

. 日比谷の入江 Hibiya no Irie inlet / 日比谷入江 .
Next to Hibiya mura were 桜田村 Sakurada mura, 老月村 Rogetsu mura and other villages.

As the town of Edo begun to grow and more and more people needed food, especially fresh fish, Rogetsu-Mura became a well-frequented fish market.
But in 1627, the Hibiya region was restructured and the land came under the control of the Bakufu government. Rogetsu-Mura was relocated near the Sotobori canal and renamed
"New Fish (market ) Village".




江戸魚市場めぐり(3)-新肴場 Shin Sakanaba
「新肴場」、略して「新場」New Market と称しました
The major fish market at 魚河岸 Uogashi was then called 「古場」 Old Market
- reference source : blog.goo.ne.jp/kyrie999/e... -

There is also a bridge now, the
新場橋 Shinbabashi bridge.


Nearby is the
Momijidoori もみじ通り Edo Momiji-dori Avenue.

. Uogashi 日本橋魚河岸 fish market .


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May 04, 2018

HEIAN - hebi snake serpent legends


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. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .
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hebi 蛇と伝説 Legends about snakes and serpents
hebi 蛇 / へび / ヘビ snake - Schlange


In the traditional Kagura dance, the serpent is called Orochi 大蛇 .

. daija, orochi 大蛇 the huge serpent, great snake .

. Hebigami 蛇神 Snake Deity in Ise - Mie .

. mekura hebi メクラヘビ the blind snake from Sekigahara .

. nuibari and snake 縫針 sewing needle .


. shimenawa 注連縄 sacred rope and serpents .


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吉野郡 Yoshino district 下北山村 Shimo-Kitayama

hakuja (shirohebi) 白蛇 white serpent
At Eboshi no taki, エボシ滝 / えぼしの滝 the Eboshidaki waterfall in エボシ谷 the Eboshi valley once there hang a white serpent like a Shimenawa at the top of the waterfall.
To keep it alive, people are not allowed to make a fire near the tail part of the serpent.



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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -
2374 蛇 (00)
956 ヘビ (00)
115 hakuja (shirohebi) 白蛇 white serpent (01)

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. animals and their legends 動物と伝説 - - ABC list .

. plants and their legends  植物と伝説 - - ABC list .

. trees and their legends  樹木, 木と伝説 - - ABC list .

. Persons, People, Personen and their legends - - ABC list .

. Legends about Kobo Daishi Kukai - 弘法大師 空海 - 伝説 .

. Japanese legends and tales 伝説 民話 昔話 - Introduction .

- Yookai 妖怪 Yokai Monsters of Japan -
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May 02, 2018

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The original is here :

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Butsusen 仏仙 / 佛仙 Buddhist Immortals and Hermits

Butsusen-kai 仏仙界 the realm of Buddhist immortals is the realm where the immortals live
(as opposed to the shinsen-kai 神仙界, the realm were the Shinto deities reside, in the famous mountains like 富士山 Fujisan or 蓬莱山 Horaisan.)

These Sennin practise sendo 仙道修行 to become Immortals and budo shugyo 武道修行 martial arts.
They live a hermit life with little contact to the world, with no pain and no joy.
Usually when someone enters this realm, he is not allowed to come back.

There are various types of Butsusen:
tensen 天仙 Sennin of the heavenly realm. chisen 地仙 Sennin of the earthly realm
shikaisen 尸解仙 Shikaisen, rikusen 陸仙、suisen 水仙 、shinsen 新仙、doosen 童仙 child Sennin,
gyokujo 玉女 "treasure women", sennyo 仙女 female Sennin

The Butsusen Hermits are also called Daisen 大仙、Sensei 仙聖、or simply Sen 仙.

- - - Shikaisen is the realm where the body survives after death.
. sokushinbutsu 即身仏のミイラ the Living Mummies of Japan .

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日本の仏仙人16人 - The 16 Buddhist Immortals of Japan





. 01 Koma no Kikori 高麗山樵 woodcutter from Mount Komayama .


. 02 Udohama Nyosen 宇度浜女仙 female Sennin from Udohama beach .
and
03 Yoshinoyama Nyosen 吉野山女仙 Female Sennin from Mount Yoshinoyama


. 04 Suzuka no okina 鈴鹿翁 Old Man Suzuka .

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05 Yagara no Okina 箭柄翁 / 煎柄翁 Old Man Yagara
no information found yet
ya 箭 a kind of bamboo, Pseudosasa japonica

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. 06 Kakinomoto Hitomaro 柿本人麻呂 Hitomaru 人丸 / 人麿 .


. 07 Yooro Sennin 養老仙人 Yoro Sennin .
and Nanigashi 草野某(なにがし)


. 08 Kan Shiwa 飛龍士韓志和 Hiryushi Kan Shiwa .
a master carpenter of Hida Takayama


. 09 Ono no Takamura 小野篁 .

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10 Shirohashi no Okina 白箸翁 (しろはしのおきな)Old Man selling white chopsticks


source : 国際日本文化研究センタ

He was a strange old man, living in the Early Heian period.
Around (859-877) he sold white chopsticks in the streets of Kyoto. He always seemed to be about 70 years. After his death his body was buried in the earth.
But a few years later people saw him, clad like a monk, reading the 法華経 Hoke-Kyo Sutra

Hakucho-o den 白箸翁伝 ハクチョオウデン Legend of Hakucho-O
book by 紀長谷雄 Ki no Haseo (845 – 912) , Literat of the Heian Period

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. 11 Sadazumi Shinno 貞純親王 .
and the Seiwa Genji 清和源氏 Minamoto clan


. 12 Ariwara no Narihira 在原業平朝臣 .


. 13 Ikoma Sennin 生馬仙人 / 生馬仙 Ikoma Sen .
and 僧明達 the priest Myotatsu


. 14 Miyako no Yoshika 都良香 .


. 15 Sugawara Michizane 菅原道真 .


. 16 Saga no In Kunshi 嵯峨の隠君子 / 嵯峨隠君子 .


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. 日本の仙人37人 - The 37 Immortals of Japan .
Here the most important ones are introduced.
There are 僧侶 18 priests, 8 仙人 sennin (including 3 仏仙 like Kume Sennin).
The other 11 are humans.
聖徳太子 Shotoku Taishi and 役ノ行者 En no Gyoja have a special relationship to Buddhism.

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- reference source : toki.moo.jp/inaka-jo/05sennin... -

- reference source : nihonkogaku . com 日本古学 -

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Hotokegasen 仏ヶ仙(ほとけがせん)736 m
peak in the Hiruzen mountain range, Okayama 蒜山仏ヶ山


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Glossary about the Sennin



- reference source : kotobank dictionary -

せん【仙】 sen
1 仙人。
「天上の―の暫くこの世に降(くだ)りて」〈鴎外訳・即興詩人〉
2 仙人の術。仙術。
「―を求むる志ありて葛城山に住む」〈三宝絵・中〉
3 仙人の住む所。
「只王質が―より出でて七世の孫に会ひ」〈太平記・一八〉
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1 山中で修行して不老不死の術を修めた人。「仙境・仙骨・仙術・仙女(せんにょ・せんじょ)・仙人/神仙・謫仙(たくせん)・登仙」
2 世俗にとらわれない人。非凡な才能を持つ人。「歌仙・詩仙・酒仙」

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jintsuuriki じんつう‐りき / 神通力 supernatural powers, divine power

senjutsu せんじゅつ【仙術】 techniques of a Sennin, wizardry
仙人の行う術。また、仙人になる目的で行う術。不老不死・羽化登仙の術に到達するのを理想とする神仙の方術。仙方。

senkai 仙界 same as senkyoo
仙境(せんきょう)」に同じ。

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senkaku 仙客 / センカク
1 仙人。same as sennin
2 鶴の別名。 another name for crane
3 Cyclamen persicum



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senkotsu せんこつ【仙骨/薦骨】
仙人の骨相。非凡な風采。また、そのような人。

senkyoo 仙境/仙郷 realm of the Sennin
仙人が住むという所。また、俗界を離れた静かで清浄な土地。仙界。

sennin 仙人/僊人 / センニン
1 俗界を離れて山中に住み、不老不死で、飛翔(ひしょう)できるなどの神通力をもつといわれる人。道教で、理想とされる神的存在。仙。神仙。仙客。
2 無欲で世事に疎い人。

senpoo 仙方 / センポウ
same as senjutsu

senshi 仙椎 sacral region of the human spine, os sacrum

shinsen 神仙 【しんせん】immortals
1 不老不死で、神通力をもつ人。仙人。「―譚(たん)」
2 (神仙)shinzen《「しんぜん」とも》日本音楽の十二律の一。基音の壱越(いちこつ)より一〇律高い音で、中国の十二律の無射(ぶえき)、洋楽のハ音にあたる。

shinsenden 神仙伝 legends about immortals

shinsendoo 神仙道 Shinsendo "the way to gain longevity"

shinsen shisoo 神仙思想 cult of immortality


takusen たくせん 【謫仙】 Sennin driven out of the Sennin realm
仙界から人間界に追われた仙人。非凡な才の持ち主や偉大な詩人のたとえにいう。

toosen とうせん 【登仙】 Sennin going to paradise
1 天に登って仙人となること。また、仙人。「羽化登仙」same as uka toosen
2 貴人、特に天子を敬って、その死をいう語。〈運歩色葉〉


ukatoosen, uka toosen うかとうせん 【羽化登仙】
1 Sennin growing wings (and flying to paradise)
A Sense of Release (As if One had Wings and were Riding on Air.)
2 Being nicely drunk.
《蘇軾「前赤壁賦」から》中国古代の信仰で、からだに羽が生え仙人となって天へのぼること。
また、酒に酔ってよい気持ちになったときのたとえにいう。羽化。


source : 島添酒販
米焼酎 Schnaps, Shochu /Shiga 佐賀県唐津市

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Immortality is eternal life, being exempt from death, unending existence.
It is repeatedly stated in Lüshi Chunqiu that death is unavoidable.
Henri Maspero noted that many scholarly works frame Taoism as a school of thought focused on the quest for immortality.
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. The Elixir of Life and Immortality .
Sennin no tabemono 仙人の食べ物 Food of the Sennin

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National Diet Library 国立国会図書館
本朝神仙記伝. 上之巻
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本朝神仙記伝. 下之巻
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. sennin 天狗と仙人伝説 Legends about Tengu and Immortals .

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .


. Japan - Shrines and Temples - Index .


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April 19, 2018

DARUMA yaoki senbei

https://washokufood.blogspot.jp/2008/04/senbei.html

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Darums Senbei from Maebashi だるま煎餅 
前橋の丸福本舗

Gunma Prefecture



七転び八起き
Nanakorobi yaoki
seven times down, eight times up
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April 16, 2018

MINGEI - pottery Shimane Tottori

https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/07/shimane-folk-toys.html

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Shussai yakimono 出西窯 Shussai pottery
島根県出雲市斐川町出西3368 // 3368 Hikawachō Shussai, Izumo city, Shimane
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Yumachigama 湯町窯 Yumachi kiln / owner 福間琇士
965-1 Tamayucho Yumachi, Matsue, Shimane
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布志名焼 Fujina-yaki Fujina ware, pottery
Fujina ware is pottery made in Fujina in the town of Tamayu, Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture, and is situated near Shinji Lake.
It is said that the pottery began with a man called Funaki Yojibe Muramasa, who started making pottery at Fujina. The clan chief of Matsue, Matsudaira Harusato liked his work and became a patron.
There are many kilns around here and each has its own name. It is collectively called Izumo ware; the place where pottery is prosperous.
In the Showa period, a technique of patterning with cosmetic mud, called 'slip ware', was adopted. It gives an original feel to the pottery.
Most of the works have soft and warm images and consisted of everyday ware with yellow or blue glazes, called Izumo Blue. Now four kilns are at work. They also produce ware in European style, and are constantly creating new designs.
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yakimono 石見焼物 / 石見陶器 Iwami Ware
Iwami ware may not be very well known to Japanese people these days, but every family used to have one at home back in the day when running water was not available. Each family needed a large pot to store water. The Iwami giant pot, called "Hando", was of a size big enough for a child to hide inside. It was very popular, and faced a huge demand from all over Japan. The special ceramic method that Iwami made famous was first introduced to this area from Iwakuni province around Yamagata prefecture in 1763. It had a strong water resistance characteristic because of the type of local clay used and the high temperature of its firing. Thus, it was ideal for making a water pot.

As municipal water systems became more prevalent in the 1950s, storing water became less necessary. Furthermore, the introduction of plastic containers caused a further deterioration of the Iwami wares industry. However, the craft survived by adapting to social changes and catering its pottery to the masses. The most common Iwami pots were for storing pickled vegetables/fruits and miso, because they helped food from being spoiled from acidification and alkalization. Iwami ware was registered as one of the Traditional Crafts of Japan in 1994.

Iwami ware originally came in reddish brown and/or semi-clear blue glazes. However, that eventually changed, and different glazes were introduced as well. Flower vases, tableware, mugs and umbrella stands are also made in the Iwami style, and they all radiate the warm energy of the earth. Recently, local businesses announced a collaboration had begun between the nearby hot spring resort of Arifuku Onsen and Iwami ware makers to showcase a fine dining experience with Iwami-made tableware. This type of project is sure to attract nationwide publicity.
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Tottori
https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/07/tottori-folk-toys.html
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Iwai hot spring 岩井温泉



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Nakai Pottery Kiln 中井窯
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Kurayoshi Pottery Studio is situated in Akagawara 11th Bldg.
One can learn the art of making 打吹焼 Utsubuki pottery through step-by-step hands-on instructions.
- source : tottrip.jp/data... -

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Tengu matsuri 天狗祭り Tengu festivals


Shimokita tengu matsuri しもきた天狗まつり - Shimokitazawa, Tokyo


Dontsuku Festival, Inatori City with Tengu lanterns (MS)
Tengu matsuri 天狗まつり - Osaka, Saiko-Ji
Otaru 小樽天狗まつり Hokkaido
Donki 鈍器祭り Toyokawa


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................................................................................. Fukui 福井県 

Tengu matsuri 天狗祭 Tengu festival
During a local Tengu festival, someone put a glass of Sake 酒 rice wine on a branch of the tree. And a few days later, the Sake had all gone . . . Tengu like to drink!

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Hassaku Festival 八朔祭
Hassaku means August 1 according to the lunar calendar.
At the Hassaku Festival of the 日吉神社 Hiyoshi Shrine located in Shinjo, young men pray for a good harvest and run all over carrying the barrel mikoshi portable shrine and singing the Hassaku Ondo. They then dedicate it to the shrine. Moreover, the main attraction of the festival is the Riot Tengu (a long-nosed goblin).
The Tengu chases after young women and children by showing "the symbol of a man" slightly from his clothes. The symbol is made of wood.
It is said to be the most unusual festival in Fukui Prefecture.
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八朔とは旧暦8月朔日のことで、月遅れの9月1日を指します。美浜町新庄の日吉神社では、その9月1日に八朔(はっさく)祭が行われます。村を東と西に分け、午前は東で午後は西がそれぞれ行います。
朱塗りの大角樽を棒に吊り下げ、担ぎながら神前に奉納するとき、オドケと呼ばれる仮装した青年も行列に参加し、天狗がその先頭をつとめます。「山神句」といわれる音頭に笛や太鼓で囃しながら行列を組んで村中を練り歩きます。「今年豊年穂に穂が咲いて、道の千草も米がなる」と八朔音頭を唄います。
天狗は大きな木製の男根を持ち、見物人の女性にその男根をつきつけます。それに触れると良い子どもがうまれると言われており、かつては八朔襦袢(はっさくじゅばん)といわれる軽装一枚で暴れまわり、樽にはドブロクを詰めて供えてみんなに振舞っていたので、「ドブロク祭」とも言われていました。
この美浜町新庄の八朔祭は、福井県内では、"一番エッチな祭"だといわれています。
午前も午後も天狗が飛び出して暴れまわり、衣の間に木でこしられた長さ50cm、太さ8cmほどの「男のシンボル」をちらつかせながら、見物している女性や、子どもを追っかけまわす、 天狗が持つ男根で突いてもらうと 良い児が生まれて稲の花がつつがなく交配され、今年は豊年万作である」と昔の人たちは考えていたのだと思います。天狗がちらつかせながら女性たちをつつきまわる "男のシンボル"に、今年の豊作の願いをこめているのです。
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. hassaku 八朔 first day of the eighth month .
of the lunar calendar



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養老郡
美濃国養老郡一の瀬村付近では、大きな天狗の面を作り、村人が鉦や太鼓で囃したてながら隣村へと順に送り、山奥深くまで送っていく天狗祭がある。天狗が村里に出現して人畜に該をなすのを封ずるためであるという。明治初年まで行われていたらしい。



................................................................................. Ibaraki 茨城県 
笠間市 Kasama

Akutai Matsuri 悪態まつり Akutai festival "cursing festival"
Atago Shrine, 102 Izumi, Kasama



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Welcome to the annual cursing festival in Ibaraki Prefecture, where young and old are encouraged to verbally abuse 13 monks dressed as tengu (long-nosed goblin). Meanwhile, the people gathered around the tengu have a tug-of-war over what looks like a bamboo mat used to roll sushi with a small prize inside. Whoever manages to pry the mat from the other desperate contestants' hands, according to the Atago shrine, will be lucky in the year to come.
Cursing is welcome here, so spit all that stress out on the last days of the year.
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................................................................................. Ishikawa 石川県 
白峰村 Shiramine mura (Hakusan)

5月の初旬に天狗祭をする。天狗の造り物に袖のある大きな夜着を着せるのだが、ある村で産婦の夜着を用いたら、大風となって騒動になった。その後その村では天狗祭をしなくなった。




................................................................................. Kagawa 香川県 

. Sakaide 坂出の天狗まつり Tengu Festival in Sakaide .
centered on Saganbo Tengu, a long-nosed goblin from Mount Shiramine near Sakaide.



Bowls of udon うどん hot wheat noodles with ten no gu (ten kinds of ingredients) are available at every festival site.



................................................................................. Saitama 埼玉県 

. Chichibu 秩父 Tengoo matsuri 天狗祭(テンゴー祭り) Tengo (Tengu) Festival .
原の天狗まつり Hara no Tengu Matsuri



................................................................................. Shimane 島根県 

テングマツリ
枕木山の天狗を懲らしめようと、華蔵寺の仏智禅師は天狗を捕らえて縛った。詫びた天狗を禅師は解放したが、山の宗徒の夢に天狗が出るので、皆恐れ毎年二月十七日に天狗祭りを行うことになった。




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Hachioji Tengu Matsuri 八王子天狗祭




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- reference : nichibun yokai database 妖怪データベース -

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国境の芸能と天狗信仰:一 天狗祭り
八木洋行 Yagi Yoko

秩父における天狗祭
浅見清一郎

天狗祭り
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April 14, 2018

MINGEI - Oku-Aizu Fukushima baskets

https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/06/fukushima-folk-toys.html

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OkuAizu 奥会津 is famous for its kago かご baskets and zaru ざる sieves made from natural materials.
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Oku-Aizu Amikumi Zaiku 奥会津編み組細工  (Mishima-machi)

Oku-Aizu Amikumi Zaiku", or Oku-Aizu braided craft products, is said to have been started by farmers as a handiwork during the off-season in winter. The daily necessities such as baskets and sieves made with plants of wild vine and silver vine are popular for their simple taste.
610 Kawaitenyabara, Mishima-machi, Onuma-gun, Fukushima
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EDO - Torigoe Torikoe district

https://edoflourishing.blogspot.jp/2017/07/taito-ward.html

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Torigoe 鳥越 (とりごえ)Torigoe Ward (Torikoe)
With the sub-districts Torigoe 1 and 2 and Asakusabashi 3 to 5

The name of this district dates back to the Heian period, the village Torigoe mura 鳥越村, and the legend about
. Minamoto no Yoshiie Hachimantaro 源八幡太郎義家 / 源義家 .

In the Edo period, after the removal of a small hill the new flat area was called Asakusa Torigoe Cho 浅草鳥越町 in 16435.



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In this map, the area outlined in red and labeled "頒暦所御用ヤシキ" (Hanrekishogoyouyashiki: Observatory for the Calendar; the lettering is upside-down from this angle) is the Astronomical Observatory in Asakusa constructed in 1782 (2nd year of the Tenmei Era). At first, this observatory was used to compile the Kansei Calendar. Afterwards, the Tenmonkata (Official Astronomer) continued to use it for observations until the fall of the Shogunate.
Previously,
Torigoe Hill had been located in the northern part of the area shown in this map; and farther north was a pond named Himegaike. But to help ease the land shortage inside of Edo (now Tokyo), the pond was filled in and the hill was flattened. With the hill to the north gone and low lying river banks to the east and the south, this site had clear lines of sight, making it suitable for an observatory. Perhaps that's why it was chosen.
In modern times
when we think of observatories, we envision sites located far from urban areas to optimize the observing conditions. But looking at this map, to the north-west of the observatory is Torigoe Shrine; to the north is Jyusyo Temple; and to the north-east is Saifuku Temple, which is listed on maps of important Edo sites. Turning to the south where the Torigoe River is located, we find Fudasashi Gokaisei Kaisyo (a government accounting office). It can definitely be said that this is an urban area. On the other hand, since the observations don't seem to have suffered due to being located within a city, we can get a sense of how dark the Edo nights must have been. The Astronomical Observatory in Asakusa is also included in Hokusai Katsushika's "One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji" under the name Torigoe-no-fuji (Torigoe's Unparalleled [View of Mt. Fuji]).
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. tenmondai 天文台 The Edo observatory .


. Torikoe Jinja 鳥超神社 / 鳥越神社 Shrine Torikoe Jinja .
also spelled とりごえじんじゃ Torigoe Jinja.
The shrine is the final resting place of the legendary leader 日本武尊 Yamato Takeru no Mikoto. A former prince and ruler in Japan, stories of Yamato Takeru have been told for centuries.
The deity of the shrine was first called Hakuchoo Myoojin 白鳥明神 Hakucho Myojin (Swan Deity).
In the late Heian period, Minamoto no Yoshiie was shown his way through the wetlands by 白い鳥 "white birds" 越 crossing over.
To show his gratitude, Yoshiie venerated 鳥越大明神 Torigoe Daimyojin.
Thus the name Torigoe (birds crossing over) was given to the whole district.


. Taira no Masakado 平将門 (? - 940) .
and his head at shrine Torikoe Jinja 鳥越神社


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April 13, 2018

MINGEI nanbu tekki ironworks morioka

https://haikuandhappiness.blogspot.jp/2007/04/water-kettle.html

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Nanbu tekki 南部鉄器 Ironware from Nanbu (Morioka)
casting work, Nambu tekki



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Initially ironwork production here was dominated by cauldrons, however as the tea ceremony grew in popularity, the iron kettle is said to have been created by making these cauldrons smaller and adding a spout and a handle. Nowadays the ironworkers of this region produce around 35 different products – not only iron kettles but also wind chimes, bottle openers, ashtrays, ornaments, wall hangings and vases.
Nanbu ironware was designated a traditional craft by the Japanese government in 1975.
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MINGEI - Okinawa Yomitan

https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/08/okinawa-folk-toys.html

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Yomitan Pottery Village (Yachimun No Sato)
This adorable little village is comprised of a series of small houses, kilns and shops that sprawl over a small hill in Yomitan, just north of Kadena Air Base.
... There are about 45 practicing potters and glass artists who work in this little district.
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YAKUSHI legends from Tohoku

https://gokurakuparadies.blogspot.jp/2015/04/yakushi-legends-tohoku.html

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Yamagata 山梨県

. Yakushisan, Yakushi San 薬師山 Mount Yakushi .

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鶴岡市 Tsuruoka 大広 Daiko

. katame no buna 片目の鮒 crucian carp with one eye .

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米沢市 Yonezawa

. Ono no Komachi no rei 小野小町の霊 spirit of Ono no Komachi .
Captain Fukakusa (Fukakusa no Shoushou 深草少将)
- bijo zuka 美女塚 mound of the beauty

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4 Kayoi Komachi 通小町.
Captain Fukakusa no Shosho (Fukakusa no Shoushou 深草少将) fell in love with Komachi. She promised to spend a night with him if he slept 100 nights outside her door. The captain braves the elements for 99 nights, marking each night by notch on the carriage shaft bench, but expires on the 100th. The poem reads:
"One hundred times or more, I hear the fluttering of the snipes' wings as I count the lonely hours till dawn when you have not come."
[Akatsuki no/shiji no hanegaki/momohagaki//kimi ga konuyo wa/warezo kazukazu
あかつきの/しじのはねがき/ももはがき/きみがこぬ夜は/われぞかずかず]
Typically in painting the captain is visiting Komachi by an oxcart on a snowy night.

- - - - - Yamagata 山形県 / 米沢市 Yonezawa

Ononokomachi no rei 小野小町の霊 spirit of Ono no Komachi
After her affair with Fukasa Komachi fled the capital of Kyoto. She fell very sick. Before she died, she wanted to see her father one more time and walked towart Tohoku.
In the mountains of Yonezawa she collapsed. Yakushi Nyorai took pity on her and let her to the river 小野川 Onogawa and a hot spring. But she died at 塩井 Shioi.
The villagers took pity on her and built a mound with a Jizo Bosatsu hall over her grave.
About 200 years later a mendicant priest read the Sutras at the mound, when the spirit of Komachi appeared and told him that Fukasa was reborn as the son of a dry goods dealer in Yonezawa.
When the man heard this, he fell ill and died soon. He was buried in the West of the mound, now called 美男塚 Binanzuka, "Mound of the beautiful man".
There are other versions of this story.

bijoozuka 美女塚 mound of the beautiful woman (with Jizo Bosatsu)


https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/11/onoterusaki-shrine.html
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April 09, 2018

MINGEI - Tsutsumi ningyo Sendai Miyagi

https://omamorifromjapan.blogspot.jp/2011/06/akakeshi-miyagi.html


Tsutsumi ningyoo 堤人形 Tsutsumi dolls

This naming has been introduced in the Showa period. Before that they were called
ohinakko, o-hinakko おひなっこ (little Hina dolls).

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source : folkcraft.samurai47.com

Tanikaze Kajinosuke 谷風梶之助 from Mutsu 陸奥
A famous Sumo wrestler name.
The second Tanikaze lived from 1750 - 1795. He had won 22 competitions in Edo.


. Sumo 相撲  Sumo wrestling toys .


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Another famous theme is the

taki nobori, takinobori 滝のぼり climbing up a waterfall
Tsutsumi Mud doll - Koinobori Carp s climb in waterfall




. koi 鯉 carp dolls and amulets .



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達磨担ぎお福 Two O-Fuku carrying Daruma san
This is a special auspicious combination.



. Otafuku, O-Tafuku, O-Fuku お多福 .

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- reference source : 堤人形 www007.upp.so-net.ne.jp/kyoudoningyou... -
一人舞 // 熊抱え金時 // 敦盛
天神 // 内裏雛 // 獅子頭持ち // 太鼓打ち唐子
三番叟 // 花魁 // 子守 // 子連れ

獅子頭持ち boy with lion-head mask



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April 07, 2018

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Hakusanboo 白山坊 Hakusan-Bo, Hakusanbo
The Priest from Hakusan

Hakusan (Shirayama) 白山 "White Mountain", Mount Haku

. Shirayama Hongu Shrine 白山本宮 Ishikawa .
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There are many Hakusan shrines 白山神社 in Japan.
白山寺 Hakusan-ji Temple


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Taichoo, Taichō 泰澄上人 Saint Taicho Shonin
Taicho-Daishi 泰澄大師 Taicho Daishi (682 ?683 - 767)
Etsu no Daitoku 越の大徳 - Great Man of Virtue from Etsu
Unpen Shoonin 雲遍上人 Saint Unpen Shonin
Shiramine Daisoojo 天狗 白峰大僧正 Tengu Shiramine Daisojo


He was a teacher of Buddhism and later became a Tengu at Mount Hakusan.
He was the second son of the samurai family of Mikami no Yasuzumi 三神安角(みかみのやすずみ)and became a monk at age 14.

He practised austerities at 愛宕山 Mount Atago together with En no Gyoja 役小角 En no Ozunu, where they met three Tengu and got special teachings and training.
While they were at the mountain, a strong rain hindered their meditation and they prayed for help.
Suddenly three Great Tengu 大天狗 appeared, Nichiryo from India 天竺(インド)の日良, Zegai from China 唐の善界 and Tarobo from Japan 日本の太郎坊.
"We have protected the Buddhist Law for more than 2000 years and helped the people who lived there."
Then they disappeared.
Taicho declared the huge sugi cedar tree 杉 where this happened「清滝四所明神」Kiyotaki Shisho Myojin and on orders from the Court built a mausoleum for the emperor where the Deity 愛宕大権現 Atago Gongen was venerated, now 白雲寺 Hakuun-Ji(愛宕神社 Atago Jinja).
(This legend became popular in the Edo period.
And thus 愛宕山太郎坊 Tarobo from Mount Atago became the Boss of all Japanese Tengu.)

. Atago Jinja 愛宕神社 The Atago shrines of Japan .
Mount Atago 愛宕山, Kameoka, Kyoto.


Priest Taicho kept on travelling. In 117年 he climbed mount Hakusan in Echizen province and enshrined a "super Bosatsu" :
Myoori Daibosatsu 妙理大菩薩 The Godess Myori Daibosatsu.

In 717, the great Buddhist monk and teacher, Taicho Daishi, guided by a woodcutter Gongoro Sasakiri, climbed high up Mount Hakusan, an isolated sacred mountain, in order to meditate.
One night,
while Taicho was sleeping after beginning his rigorous regime of spiritual exercises, the guardian deity of Mount Hakusan appeared to him in a dream and said:
'Lying about twenty-three kilometers from the foot of the mountain is a village called Awazu. There you will find an underground spring of hot water with wondrous, curative powers, which have been bestowed upon it by Yakushi Nyorai, the Divine Healer. However, the villagers are unaware of this blessing. Go down from the mountain and go to Awazu. With the people of the village, unearth the hot spring and it will serve them forever.'"

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Hooshi Ryookan 法師旅館 Ryokan Hotel Hoshi
石川県小松市粟津温泉 Ishikawa, Komatsu, Awazu Onsen
The roots of (Hooshi) Hoshi, the most ancient inn all over the world are truly divine. According to legend in 717 a noted monk Taicho hiked high up Mt Hakusan, a saint and isolated mountain. While Taicho was asleep one night after starting his rigid training exercises, the God of Hakusan turned up while sleeping.

He ordered him to go to a village known as Awazu as there was an underground hot spring with wondrous powers. The people of the village did not know of the good fortune. After dreaming Taicho made his way down to the village and uncovered the gem laying underneath the earth's surface. Afterwards the priest requested his disciple to build and operate a spa at the site.

Generation after generation, Hoshi proprietors got the name 善吾楼 Zengoro Hoshi. The first Zengoro guided Taicho Daishi to the top of Mt. Hakusan. Quite a few people undergoing illnesses visited the spa built. People started making donations. He then used the money to expand the services he offered.
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Kippoji Temple 吉峰寺 
It is believed that this temple was established by Taicho Daishi (the great teacher). Dogen Zenji stayed at this Dojo (Buddhist's training school) from the start of his days in the Echizen province. ...
... there is also 'Kaizan Zazen Ishi' which is a rock where it is said that Dogen sat in Zen meditation. Next to it is a spring flowing from Mt. Hakusan.

Yoshinogatake - Zaosan
This mountain is one of top 5 mountains in Echizen. Many holy and miraculous spots are found there, such as 'Zao Gongendo' that Taicho Daishi is said to have enshrined. Ruins of an accommodation for the people who were training on the mountain during the Heian period can be found here, along with the holy spring called 'Akamizu', which mountain ascetics in training offered to the gods and Buddha.
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Power of Water: Mt. Haku
Height: 2702.14m
Location: Gifu, Fukui and Ishikawa prefectures
Mt. Haku was first scaled in 717 by Shintoist Taicho, and has since then attracted many worshippers.
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北陸白山御前峰の天狗 - 白峰大僧正
The Tengu Shiramine Daisoojo 白峰大僧正 Shiramine Daisojo



- source : Toyota Toki とよた 時 / 画房【とよだ 時】 Toyoda Toki

The "White Mountain" has three important peaks
Gozenpō 御前峰 Gozenpo (2,702 meters), Ōnanjimine 大汝峰 Onanjimine (2,684 meters) and 剣ヶ峰 Kengamine (2,677 meters). A bit further away is 別山 Mount Bessan.
Taicho climbed the moutani with a disciple and eventually became
白峰大僧正という天狗 the Great Tengu Priest of Shiramine.

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白山坊(はくさんぼう)とは白い狐の妖怪で、
Hakusanbo is a white fox Yokai !
妖怪キツネ白山坊 Yokai Kitsune Hakusanbo
by Mizuki Shigeru


An old white fox of more than 100 years, appears in the movie ゲゲゲの鬼太郎 Gegege no Kitaro
The origin dates back to the Edo period collection of Yokai
絵本百物語 Ehon Hyaku Monogatari.


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妖狐・白山坊の花嫁
白山坊 ビバ! お化け屋敷

布をまとった狐の顔をした妖怪。
強い妖力を持ち、無生物を操ったり、無生物に化けたり出来る。また、術をかけることで人間に幸運を授ける、人の心を操る、普通の狐に言葉を話せるようにするなどの行為が可能。
基本的には、危機的状態にある人間に対し「命を助けてやる、ただし娘が16歳になったら嫁にもらう」という契約を持ちかけ、その後もらった娘を、嫁と称して食べようとする。
江戸時代の奇談集『絵本百物語』
にある狐の妖怪・白蔵主をモチーフにしたものとの説がある。
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火蛾とんで泰澄行列始まれり
higa tonde Taichoo gyooretsu hajimareki

a fire moth flies along -
the procession of Taicho
is now beginning

Tr. Gabi Greve

田上さき子 Tagami Sakiko

. hi ga 火蛾 "fire moth" .
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白峰のかんこ踊り Kanko Odori

During the Hakusan Matsuri festival in July:
The procession is in memory of Taicho coming down from the mountain. Taicho is represented by a man age 36, the same as Taicho at that time.
There are yamabushi 山伏 mountain priests blowing the horagai ほら貝 conch and young boys holding torches.
When the procession reaches the center of the village,
they stop and perform the kanko odori かんこ踊り Kanko dance.


kanko odori かんこ踊 Kanko dance, in honor of Taicho coming down from the mountain.
Once upon a time
a man saw smoke coming from the side of the mountain. When he went there, he found a priest and two companions. The priest said his name was Taicho and asked the man to lead him to the village.
The villagers thought the deity of Mount Hakusan had come down from the mountain and performed a welcoming dance for the group.
kanko 神迎(かんこ)踊 means "welcoming the deity".




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泰澄の開きたる湯に年忘れ
Taichoo no hirakitaru yu ni toshi wasure

to the hot spring
opened by Taicho -
end of the year


新田祐久 Nitta Sukehisa

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. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals and Hermits .

. 日本の仙人37人 - The 37 Immortals of Japan .
Taicho is number 07 泰澄大徳 Taicho Daitoku (682 - 767)

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................................................................................. Fukui 福井県 
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大野市 Ono city 五箇村 Goka mura

daija 大蛇 huge serpent
泰澄大師が池の岩に剣を打ち込み、大蛇を封じ込めた。その池がセンジャガイケ(千蛇ヶ池)、岩がケンガイワ(剣ヶ岩)。池は女人禁制、泳ぐと死ぬといわれている。



................................................................................. Gifu 岐阜県 

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上保村 Kamiho

tsue 杖 walking staff of a priest
At the temple 専龍寺 Senryu-Ji in Kamiho village there is a cherry tree which grew out of the walking staff of Taicho.
It is now called 泰澄桜 Taicho Sakura.





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kongoo tsue 金剛杖 walking staff of a priest
Near the village 尾添 Ozo, there is kongoozue hinoki 金剛杖桧 a cypress tree that has grown out of the walking staff from Taicho.

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Ishikawa, 輪島市 Wajima

kani 蟹,daija大蛇
旱魃の際、田に水を入れてきれたモノに娘をやると言った。すると一人の若者がきて、一夜のうちに水を入れた。若者は輪島川の淵に住む大蛇で、娘を連れて行こうとした。娘の家を7巻巻いて戸口から入ろうとしたが、中に大きな蟹がいて、蛇を九つにはさみ切った。その骸が落ちたところは池になった。頭が落ちたところは親池と呼ばれ、笠原の家に祟りをなした。これを聞いた泰澄大師が法力をで退散させた。
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大蟹の鋏で九つに切断された蛇身の死骸は飛び去った先で九箇所の池になった。頭の部分は惣領村の深見に落ち、親池になった。この池に悪霊が住み着いて笠原家にたたっていたのを、行脚中の泰澄法師が法力で退散させた。


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柏崎市 Kashiwasaki

hachi 鉢 begging bowl of a priest
As a monk, Taicho practised 飛鉢法 the art of a flying begging bowl.
He sent the bowl to 神戸清定 Kobe Kiyosada and took away his 年貢米 annual tax rice.



................................................................................. Shiga 滋賀県 

Temple 鶏足寺 Temple Keisoku-Ji "Temple dedicated to the legs of a chicken"
そこでまずは、その名前の由来から。もともとの寺のおこりは、奈良時代、
あの東大寺の建立にも功績のあった行基(ぎょうき 668?749年)と、泰澄(たいちょう 682?767年)というお坊さんが、
近江の国の鬼門にあたる己高山(こだかみやま)に十一面観音をまつり、常楽寺というお寺を草建したのが始まりとか。
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東砺波郡 Higashi-Tonami district 城端町 Johana

amagoi 雨乞い rain rituals
The pond 縄が池 Nawagaike is used for rain rituals.
Once upon a time Taicho had bound and confined a serpent which had harmed the villagers.
The serpent turned into this pone.



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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -


. Japanese Legends - 伝説 民話 昔話 – ABC-List .


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