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December 30, 2017

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. Joys of Japan - Main Gallery .   


. Legends and Tales from Japan 伝説 - Introduction .

. - yookai, yōkai 妖怪 Yokai monsters - .
- Introduction -

. 河童 / かっぱ / カッパ - Kappa, the Water Goblin of Japan! .
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. Edo shokunin 江戸職人 craftsmen, artisan, Handwerker .



. Mingei 民芸 Folk Art of Japan .

. Fudō Myō-ō, Fudoo Myoo-Oo 不動明王 Fudo Myo-O
Acala Vidyârâja - Vidyaraja – Fudo Myoo .




- and many many more !

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August 28, 2016

DARUMA Super Mario and Hage bald

http://darumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2007/12/doraemon.html

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hage daruma はげだるま bald Daruma


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hage daruma ハゲダルマ


- source : twitter.com/HGdaruma @HGdaruma -


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Super Mario スーパーマリオ / Sūpā Mario
is a series of platform video games created by Nintendo featuring their mascot, Mario. Alternatively called the Super Mario Bros. (スーパーマリオブラザーズ Sūpā Mario Burazāzu) series or simply the Mario (マリオ) series, it is the central series of the greater Mario franchise. At least one Super Mario game has been released for every major Nintendo video game console and handheld.
Mario is usually joined by his brother, Luigi
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For the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
and the 400th anniversary of the Rinpa School of Japanese Painting, artist Tara Yamamoto created an astonishing piece of art that threw a traditional twist on the two well known nintendo characters, Mario and Luigi.
In this painting, Mario and Luigi are depicted as the Japanese Deities Raijin and Fujin.
- source : facebook Japanese Art -




- photos : super mario Daruma -

- photos : super mario Tengu -

- photos - super mario manekineko -

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July 24, 2016

DARUMA Pokemon

http://darumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2007/04/animation.html



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Pokemon Daruma ポケモンだるま
Daruma modoo ダルマモード








Darmanitan (Pokémon)

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Pokémon Go 2016
Pokémon Go is a free-to-play location-based augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic for iOS and Android devices. It was released in most regions of the world in July 2016. (wikipedia)
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July 01, 2016

Oshidori mandarin ducks

http://dragondarumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2007/01/mandarin-ducks.html

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source : toshidama.wordpress.com
Mandarin Ducks (Oshidori) Swimming Among Water Grasses
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)



Hirosada, Uto Yasukata, an actor as a hornbilled puffin
- source : toshidama.wordpress.com -

The Ghost of Uto Yasukata
善知鳥安方忠義伝
... the kabuki drama Uto Yasakuta Chugiden (The Loyalty of the Horn-billed Puffin) tells a scene from the story of Princess Takiyasha, daughter of the deposed despot Masakado, who takes revenge against the families of her father's assassins. One of these, Mitsukuni, is set upon by the princess and sorceress in a great fight amid the ruins of Masakado's palace. ...
- source : toshidama-japanese-prints.com/ Kunichika -


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June 21, 2016

DARUMA - Enmei Jizo

http://fudosama.blogspot.jp/2006/03/hadaka-jizo.html




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Enmei Jizoo 延命地蔵 life-prolonging Jizo

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Enmei Jizō 延命地蔵 (Life Prolonging Jizō).
Longevity Jizō. Enmei Jizō is also one of Six Jizō who protect all beings in the six realms of desire and rebirth.
Jizo is Nr. 4
Keiki Jizō 鶏亀地蔵,
also known as Enmei Jizō 延命地蔵 or Kōmi Jizō 光味地蔵
... 1822 Enmei Jizōson Inkou Riyakuki
(A Record of the Benefits of Printing the Image of the Life-Prolonging Jizō).
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. Jizooji 地蔵寺 - 金錫山 - Jizo-Ji .
ganfuujidera 癌封じ寺 Ganfujidera
Enmei Jizo 延命地蔵願王菩薩
岐阜県下呂市宮地939 / Gifu-ken, Gero-shi, Miyaji 939 - near Gero Onsen

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Jookooji 定光寺 Joko-Ji
愛知県瀬戸市定光寺町373 Aichi
仏殿(無為殿)



Enmei Jizo 延命地蔵願王菩薩
The main statue of the temple is Enmei Jizo.

- Homepage of the temple
- source : oumusan.jyokoji.com/about -

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Jokoji Temple contains the mausoleum of Tokugawa Yoshinao (1601-1650), the 9th son of warlord and first Tokugawa shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu.
Yoshinao was the daimyo of the Owari domain, roughly present-day Aichi Prefecture, and involved in the upkeep and maintenance of Nagoya Castle. Yoshinao took up residence at the Ninomaru Palace of Nagoya Castle from 1620.
Jokoji, as the family temple of the Owari Tokugawa family, also contains the tombs of other members of this important Edo era clan.


The mausoleum of Tokugawa Yoshinao

Jokoji is a Myoshinji Rinzai Zen temple reached by climbing up a steep hill from Jokoji Koen. The temple's main gate is decorated in the Chinese style popular with the Tokugawa, who liked to see themselves as on equal status with the monarchs of the Middle Kingdom across the East China Sea.
- source : japanvisitor.blogspot.jp/2012 -

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Enmei-jizo (Guardian deity for childrens' longevity)
Nagiso 南木曽町 South Kiso Town



A sleeping image of Jizo, appeared on a large stone, was found in 1810 in the River Araragi nearby. Since that time a festival has been held here every April.

- source : town.nagiso.nagano.jp/kankou -

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Tokyo
o-keshoo enmei Jizoo お化粧延命地蔵尊
Enmei Jizo with Make-up


. Sengakuji 泉岳寺 Sengaku-Ji .

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Enmei Hayari Jizo 延命はやり地蔵 Hayari Jizô, Hayarijizo
浅草金龍山八境 Asakusa Konryuzan


鳥居清長 Torii Kiyonaga (1752–1815)

- source : metmuseum.org/art -


hayarijizoo はやり地蔵 "very popular Jizo"
.... "a new 'Hayari Jizō' (lit. = Jizō that's all the rage) at the Sōtō 曹洞 Zen temple known as Kōganji 高岩寺 (in present-day Tokyo), claiming 'those gravely ill or those who have difficult-to-cure ailments, if they get a hold of a talisman of this Jizō statue, will definitely find relief.'"
De Visser
- source : Mark Schumacher -


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- reference : Enmei Jizo -


. Fugen Enmei Bosatsu 普賢延命菩薩 .

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May 27, 2016

DARUMA - Kotsu Anzen Jizo Cone

http://darumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2007/05/traffic-safety.html

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. Traffic Safety with Fudo Myo-O  不動明王 



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LINK with many Kotsu Anzen stickers
source : morikichi

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Japan's new traffic cones come with built-in Jizō Bosatsu,
the protective deity of travellers




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Created by Fusao Hasegawa, the "Jizō Cone" features a moulded image of Jizō Bosatsu, the guardian deity of children and travellers. Known in sanskrit as "Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva", Jizō, which literally translates to "earth womb", is usually depicted as a robed monk with his hands clasped in prayer.
... The cones will be available in red, green, blue and yellow varieties. ...
- source : en.rocketnews24.com/2016 -

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - ABC List .

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Kaeru omamori カエル 蛙 Frog Amulet - Frosch

The word for frog is pronounced "kaeru."
It is a pun with the word "return home."
Therefore travelers carry a small frog amulet with the intent of returning safely to their family.

. Kaeru omamori カエルお守り  蛙 Frog Amulet .

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. shrine Kibitsu Jinja 吉備津神社, Okayama .
amulet with crane and turtoise "tsurukame" 鶴亀


. Amulets and Talismans from Japan . 


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May 25, 2016

DARUMA - Katsu

http://darumamuseum.blogspot.jp/2010/02/katsu-koan.html

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Katsu !! - Koan and Daruma
喝と達磨さん―公案散歩



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In the belly of Daruma san are mikuji sacred lots.
Take one home for good luck !

source : Koakuma at Ise Shrine

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A koan is a riddle of sorts, put to a student of Zen by his master.
There are many ways to tackle these problems, so I will show you some stories about the use of KATSU, also written KWATS 喝, as a means to help wake up the sleeping mind.



For the practical study of Zen, you must pass the barriers set up by the masters of Zen. The attainment of this mysterious illumination means cutting off the workings of the ordinary mind completely. If you have not done this and passed the barrier, you are a phantom among the undergrowth and weeds. Now what is this barrier? It is simply "Mu", the Barrier of the Gate of Zen and this is why it is called "The Gateless Barrier of the Zen Sect."


The following illustration shows the Chinese character MU 無, written with many small MU to make one big MU. MU is maybe the most wellknown koan.
無と言う考案は多分一番よく知られている考案です。無と言う小さい漢字を使いながら、無と言う大きな無を書きました。

MU MU MU MU MU MU MU MU MU MU MU MU

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Master Mumon 無門禅師
Mumon was born in 1183, towards the end of the Sung Dynasty, 960-1279. He went to see Getsurin, the seventh successor of Yogi, at Manjuji Temple. Getsurin, who was famous for his severity, gave him the koan of Mu to study. After six years, Mumon had still not solved his problem.....(text cut)
The next day, when Mumon went to his interview with Getsurin, he wanted to tell him about his vision, but Getsurin asked him, "Where did you see the god? Where did you see the Devil?" Mumon said "Kwatz!" Getsurin said "Kwatz!" and they kwatzed each other, ad infinitum, more or less.....


Mind is Buddha
This is a famous story about a KATSU that even shocked the great warlord Oda Nobunaga.

"Mind is Buddha" is the phrase for one who wants medicine while he has no disease. "No Mind, No Buddha" is given to those who have been cured of disease but still cling to medicine. A monk asked Baso, "Why do you teach that Mind is Buddha?" Baso replied, "To stop a baby's crying." The monk asked, " What is it like when the baby stops crying?" Baso answered, "No Mind, no Buddha."

In connection with "Mind is Buddha,"there is an interesting story in Nanbanji Kohai-ki (History of Nanbanji):

In the 16th century, a great religious debate was held at Nanbanji between Buddhists and a Portugese Catholic Father who was much favored by Oda Nobunaga, an influential feudal lord of that time. The Portugese Priest was a man of wide erudition and was familiar with the Buddhist Sutras. Representatives of various Buddhist schools were all debated down by his eloquence. Finally Zen Master In of Nanzenji in Kyoto was selected as the last debater. The Portugese Priest asked, "What is Buddha?" "Mind is Buddha" answered Master In. The Portugese Father now unsheathed a dagger, thrust it at Master In's chest, and demanded, "What is 'Mind is Buddha'?" Master In, not perturbed in the least, shouted: "KWATZ!"

The Portugese Priest fell into a swoon in spite of himself and the audience including Lord Nobunaga, all paled.
― from Zenkei Shibayama, Zen Comments on the Mumonkan (1974), p. 225
http://www.wisdomportal.com/Enlightenment/ZenMasterIn.html

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Calligraphy by Nantenbo
. Nantenboo 南天棒 Nantenbo (1839 - 1925) .


KATSU and therapeutic hitting by Rinzai Zenji
The master would not hesitate to strike the disciple physically to resolve the koan. Such resolution once had the monk slapping the master, Obaku, and yelling: "There is not, after all, much in the Buddhism of Obaku." Rinzai explains this idea of 'therapeutic hitting': "Many students are not free from the entanglement of objective things. I treat them right at the spot. If their trouble is due to grasping hands, I strike them there. If their trouble comes from their mouths, it is there I strike." Rinzai was also famous for shouting Katsu!, a nonsensical word, as an answer to koans.
http://www.lifepositive.com/Mind/arts/new-age-fiction/koan.asp


A Modern MU interpretation
The correct answer to the classic trick question "Have you stopped beating your wife yet?". Assuming that you have no wife or you have never beaten your wife, the answer "yes" is wrong because it implies that you used to beat your wife and then stopped, but "no" is worse because it suggests that you have one and are still beating her. According to various Discordians and Douglas Hofstadter the correct answer is usually "MU", a Japanese word alleged to mean "Your question cannot be answered because it depends on incorrect assumptions".
by www.sra.co.jp/


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source : store.shopping.yahoo.co.jp/garandou


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Nakamaura sensei is probably the best-known scholar of Buddhism.

The Non-Logical Character of Zen: By Hajime Nakamura

Talking about Nakamura sensei, here is one more book I would like to introduce, if you are seriously interested in the comparative studies of Buddhism and its development in various Asian countries.
Nakamura, Hajime:
The Ways of Thinking of Eastern Peoples

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yaru ki Daruma やる気達磨 in Mie


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Master Gempo and the Silent Kwats
On this HP you can meet the wonderful Master Gempo and his way to live KATSU.
Please take the time and read the full article about Gempo Roshi. I am sure you will find something new and refreshing for your daily zazen practise.
"I often read from the Rinzai Roku and many of you may think, "What is the significance of all those Kwatz?" A Kwatz is not necessarily a shout. There are silent Kwatz, smiling Kwatz, drinking Kwatz. Gempo Roshi was a master of all these. "
... www.daibosatsu.org


To Kwats or not to Kwats!
A master demanded of his disciple:"Show me the Ultimate!"
"KWATZ!" responded the disciple.
The master shook his head.
"KWATZ!!!" the disciple tried again.
The master replied,
"Even if you Kwatz! for countless eons, you still won't get IT!"


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Checking about KATSU I also ended up in some restaurants called Daruma selling cutlet (pronounced "katsu" in Japanese) and food items.

. WASHOKU
tonkatsu 豚カツ cutlet from pork



Hamburger Cotelettes KATSU Daruma Food
合格祈願エビカツバーガー to pass examinations

Kushikatsu Daruma ... 串カツ『だるま』
Restaurant in Osaka. Kushiyaki Food


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Yahata Kumano Shrine,
Ichinokura, Tajimi-shi, Gifu



- source : Aoi on facebook -


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The sound of KATSU can be written with other Chinese characters too. Here is one more KATSU 勝, meaning to WIN, which we have found on the belly of Daruma dolls too. This store sells merchandise to Win.

Katsu Coaster

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When Daruma san is in the KATSU mode, as we might put it in modern speach, he stretches out his right arm, fist clenched holding his rosary, which is falling back on the arm with the force of the movement. The beard sometimes too seems to be standing on edge and the facial expression is full attention.

A large and very imposing Japanese lacquered hardwood carving of the seated Daruma with his clenched fist outstretched to repel demons. The body and head are carved as one, the outstretched arm is carved separately and attached to the main carving. The surface of the piece is covered with a lacquer finish. The effect is extremely strong, lively, and full of character.




There is also a clay bell with a KATSU Daruma with outstretched fist.



clay bell with KATSU Daruma from:
. Ninomiya Jinja 二宮神社 Shrine Ninomiya .
Kobe, Hyogo

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Now let us look at some Daruma of this kind in my collection.

My PHOTO ALBUM


My very own story about KATSU needs a German-English speaking person with a computer and a pet.



My Cat Haiku Kun


what does it take
to enlighten a mouse ?
a good KATZ !

what does it take
to write online haiku ?
a good mouse !




KOAN and Haiku (01) .. 公案と俳句
KOAN and Haiku (02) .. Dreams 夢
KOAN and Haiku (03) .. Original face and Immortality


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Jibun ni Katsu 自分に勝つ ! to win against yourself


source : s.webry.info

Daruma gives an interview after seeing a blue dragon in China:
「勝つ、勝つ、勝~つ!」


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