Kokusekiji Temple, Oshu

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  • June 11, 2017
    So had time to spare on my way from mizusawa to hiraizumi, kuroishi-ji Temple. Yakushi is seen on TV and at the 蘇民 Festival celebrities still visit in a cheap temple that is on the front. Also stop to the building next to the stamp was placed at the front entrance, the priest was in your absence. After going home, is of Yakushi-Nyorai of the Gohonzon advance reservation is required to know the shame and regret and aching the next time be sure reservations are decided.
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  • May 20, 2017
    2 visits, I came on the tour. Gate will not include Temple and climb up the short stairs. Visit the Gohonzon were first enshrined in the storerooms Yakushi Nyorai. In so 一木造ri of cercidiphyllum japonicum 862, ink inscription in the womb. Different depending on the angle, I see the facial expressions of anger wrote Hiroyuki itsuki 100 temple pilgrimage"and severe could get a glimpse inside a bland look. Then visit the temple's main hall, all Gohonzon except Buddha is enshrined in the temple's main hall. It is both bodhisattva sunlight, Moonlight, Devas, the 12 divine generals. Four Devas image is characteristic of get head smaller lower body heavily and doing. 2 heaven and Tachibana bishamonten on the day of the visit ago this description also chuson-ji Temple in the Northeast including shitenhouji, not a thing was here was as well as Devas. Myoken enshrined to the right of the room. Ago the main hall 1 vs South iron guardian is impressive. Some occasional wit and priest of the women all friendly and kindly explain. It is a very good Temple nestled in the countryside of Northeastern.
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  • May 16, 2017
    For hot spring ryokan, over WiFi, direct by telephone confirmed access to the taxi and told the women. Opens the line based in the ancient temple of the Tendai sect, tamuramaro is revived and, it seems the zhongxing jikaku-Daishi. It is famous Temple in the 蘇民 Festival (whether Festival). Go up the stairs and into the main hall "is how the call yesterday," was called out. Because it is the rare woman priest Temple priest? asked. Received a reply "Yes it is". Unlike chūson-JI, Buddhist statues of the Heian period, and has offended the shoulders with a very grim look aristocratic in a graceful pose, not. In the battle with emishi isawa Castle was at the forefront and spread Dharma in the force strength, I felt. Also enshrined at Yakushi Yakushi Nyorai statue that the visits would be paid. 862, ink and clear Buddha Productions, behind the statue in the knees.
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  • June 22, 2016
    Temple famous naked Festival, 蘇民 Festival, would you like to: every year Lunar 1/7 evening 10-1/8 till the wee hours. The Festival is five. [1, 裸参i] wrote 1 year please tighten the loincloth, in the first 蘇民 Festival takes place from the 10:00 PM men who each corner light in her hand, head to the lapis lazuli urn River. Here and their supervisor: the "Jac Sou, Jac Sou...', 'joyous, joyous..." The myoken, behind the Hill, then cheer the sexagenary Yakushi and worship, pray for good harvest and disastrous withdrawal. Repeat three times. Said had the manners to curse toward the priest, praying in the temple. [2, Shiba light climbing: climb on the Shiba light wood with participants of the Festival of fire ignited from the bottom of the event takes place from the 11:30 PM, before the main fire fired at in, alternately assembled Shiba light wood (生松), filled with fire and smoke in "Jac Sou, Jac sow..." slogan and Yamauchi section sang, exorcises evil and impurity in the flames. Shiba light wood pulled out after a while, all the ground. [3, Intendant climb], made from the 2:00 in the "Youyou..." and the guarded Guardian useful Exorcist who recites the intendant (priest) and 蘇民 bag with representatives, accompanied by drums, conch shell, go to the Yakushi, and pray for the disaster and harvest the await the arrival of the Devils. Events [4, Devils climb], made from 4:00, Intendant shrine's haiden Cinco pounding of the 12 divine generals and mandala us to sow. Devils hand with an axe and 才槌 shoulder dress linen cloth and then become a 7-year-old boy two, than on the demon plane upside-down thing, and shouldered in uchiko (who bear the Devils), climb to the Yakushi. Homa-fire torches in the temple's main hall, placed in the Hall of worship Devils three times clockwise and into the inside of the main hall. (5, 蘇民 sack race) in the main event of the kuroishi-ji Temple 蘇民 Festival is held from the 5:00. Men who wait for the 蘇民 bag of in worshippers 'Jac Sou, Jac sow...""joyous, joyous..."up 蘇民 bag further marks of shouts and disgruntled over an hour in. By he who was naked on top of its 蘇民 bags per person, plus knife split the 蘇民 bag. Avalanche out everyone in the beginning is 奪i合wa further marks in the 蘇民 bag, but further marks gradually being exhausted, when taken outside of the Temple in a scramble on the part of the mouth of the 蘇民 bag. People scramble for the 蘇民 bag within, into and out of the way out, ultimately fall avalanche from the banks of the rice field. And has taken was by 蘇民 bag given referee boss United States more determined.
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  • February 25, 2017
    It is a temple festival, became famous. Shōhō-JI and visit your recommended.
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  • April 12, 2016
    兩年前曾前往觀看黑石蘇民祭,祭典是跨夜舉行的,內容分成三部分中間不連貫(很冷會餓、沒地方休息),惟親身參與方能感受來自異文化的深層悸動。天氣很冷,務必自帶食物。如果不想在氣溫零下的深山中捱餓受凍那麼久,可以考慮搭24點那班接駁車前往觀看後兩部分後,搭清晨的接駁車返回水沢駅。水沢駅附近的旅館建議選大家的連鎖旅館,其餘的幾乎都是愛情賓館之類,品質很差......
  • April 9, 2017
    Ago the temple this temple, guardian, etc. No wonder.
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  • October 8, 2016
    Nude 蘇民 Festival in Festival place
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