Ishiyama Temple is located in Otsu City, Shiga Prefecture. This Ishiyama Temple is a temple of Kannon pilgrimage to 33 places in the West. Enma the Great is the king who does bad things. It is Kannon who saves this suffering. It was Tokudo Shonin who established the temple with the Kannon Bodhisattva in search of that salvation. There is 33 Kannon pilgrimages in the oldest western country in Japan to seek the mercy of Kannon. This Ishiyama temple is one of them. This area is located in Osaka, Kyoto, Wakayama, Nara, Hyogo, Shiga and Gifu. The Western pilgrimage is 2018 and has continued for 1300 years.
Todaimon is a three-storied house with an eight-legged gate (Irimoya-zukuri) and a main tile-roofed building. The statues of Nio are enshrined on the left and right of the front.
The existing gate is said to have been built in 1190, but in 1596-1615 there was a major repair and renovation similar to a new construction. The crotch of the board frog under the ceiling, the hanging fish of the wife decoration, and the decoration hidden at both ends that support the ridge. There are characteristics of the Keicho period. In addition, except for the corners, there is no tail tree (a material in which the box assembly protrudes diagonally). It was designated as a national important cultural property in 1906.
よく手入れされた庭は、その枝ぶりには、非常に驚かされます。A well-maintained garden is very amazed at its branches.
The Taho Tower is a double tower with a treasure-shaped roof on a flat surface with a square lower layer and a circular upper layer. The Ishiyamaji Tahoto is said to have been built by Minamoto no Yoricho, and is the oldest surviving Tahoto carved in metal and stone in 1194. The upper layer is small, the eaves flow slowly and long, and the top and bottom are well-proportioned and beautiful. In addition, there is a pillar painting on the four heavenly pillars inside, where you can see Buddhist statues and patterns from the beginning. (Important cultural property) On the Sumidan, a sitting statue of Dainichi Nyorai (important cultural property) made by Kakei is enshrined. It was designated as a national treasure in June 1951.
Kobo Daishi was enshrined here. He is said to have been born in Kagawa prefecture in 774. He was very enthusiastic about studying, was a messenger to Tang, and went to the country of Tang. The Shikoku region is a very blessed location because it is warm and various crops can be produced in Shikoku. There was only one problem. It doesn’t rain much, so Kobo Daishi instructed Shikoku to build a lot of ponds. Then he created a pond to store a lot of rainwater. This pond is no longer needed in modern times, so there are no more ponds in Shikoku now. Kobo Daishi, who was enthusiastic about studying in this way, is enshrined, and this Ishiyamaji has a slightly different impression. It felt culture and literature.
本堂の横には、「源氏の間」がありこれは、国宝に指定されています。Next to the main hall, there is “Genji no Ma”, which is designated as a national treasure.
It is said that Shikibu was withdrawn to write “Genji Monogatari”. This room filled with this purple ceremonial club was a room used by other scenes of “Ishiyamaji Engi Emaki”, emperors, royal families, aristocrats, high-ranking monks, etc. from other literature, and was a special treatment purple ceremonial club. It was highly desired to create a new story, which was the mission of the Purple Shikibu. This room was already called “Genji no Ma” in the Kamakura era. The oldest material of “Genji no Ma” is “Ishiyamaji Engi Emaki”.
経蔵の下には、腰掛け石があります。この岩に座ると安産すると言われています。Below the Keizo, there is a stool stone. It is said that sitting on this rock will give you a safe delivery.
Basho Matsuo (1644-1694/11/28) visited this place and made “Genji no Ma” a haiku.
“Akebono is still murasaki ni hototogisu” It’s a very beautiful haiku that superimposes the beautiful purple sky before dawn and the beautiful cry of hototogisu. However, the monument has been inscribed for many years and can no longer be read.
Roben Sojo (689-773), a priest of Todaiji Temple, was ordered by Emperor Seibu to procure the gold necessary for the construction of the Great Buddha of Todaiji Temple. I visited this Ishiyama after receiving the dream of (Kongo Zaou). Then, on this rock, an old man was sitting and fishing, and he told the old-fashioned monk that the place of the announcement was here. This old man was the landlord of Omi. He calls the landlord Hira Myojin. For this reason, this stone is called “Hira Myojin Yogoseki”.
It is a temple where you can feel the importance of culture and literature. I was very impressed that Murasaki Shikibe was here and wrote the “Genji Monogatari”. Even in modern times, it has been translated into modern languages by various people and countries, and it has become a movie, and this story is still the best seller in the world. In addition, there are connections with various educated people such as Kobo Daishi and Matsuo Basho. Surrounded by natural memorial stones, Ishiyama Temple is very sloping and has many stairs. Please take your time and worship while taking a break.
At Ishiyamaji, there are many shops when you enter the parking lot (charged). So I went to Koshu. Reservations only for night hours from 10:00 to 17:00 and 17:00. There are no specific holidays, so confirmation is required in advance. Phone 077-537-0127, Michelin There is a chef who trained at a three-star restaurant. Here, the specialty is Shijimi Kamameshi. When I asked “What do you recommend?”, The answer was “Unaju.” Instead of Unaju, I ordered Unadon. Eating here takes time. After ordering, it will be cooked. So it’s very delicious. The eel was charcoal-fired, had a moderate amount of scent, was fragrant, and was freshly made, so it was very delicious. We recommend that you come to the store with plenty of time.
Here you will find the ruins of the Ninomaru Palace and the main mausoleum of Nobunaga Oda. The main mausoleum is on the west side of the ruins of the heavenly lord. Hidekichi Hashiba (Hidekichi Toyomi), a senior vassal, climbed the castle with three monks for the New Year in January 1583, and in February, at the site of Azuchi Castle Ninomaru, a sword, a crow hat, a straight hanging, etc. The relics were buried and made into the main mausoleum. On the first anniversary of June 2, the Oda clan and vassals were gathered to make the memorial service grand.
This is the site of the Azuchi Castle Honmaru Palace. You can reach the castle tower by climbing the stairs. This is called Senjojiki. This narrow site, about 50m east-west and about 34m north-south, is surrounded by a castle tower, Honmaru belt, and Sannomaru stone wall. To the south, there is a view.
Excavations in 1934 and 1999 found 119 this building foundation stone, which was arranged in a grid pattern within a range of 34m east-west * 24m north-south, and was severely burned and damaged by a large natural foundation stone at intervals of about 2.18m. There are traces. Some of them had a pillar mark of about 36 cm on one side. The pillars of the house at that time were quite different from the samurai residences where 12-18 cm pillars were built at 1.97 cm intervals, and it was a powerful structure that took a lot of time and effort. From the arrangement of the foundation stones, it is believed that there were three buildings across the courtyard.
It turned out to be very similar to the Emperor’s residence, Uchiura Seiryoden. The Seiryoden was built in Azuchi Castle just below the heavenly lord. There is a building, and it is stated that the “Imperial Palace Room” was built inside. Nobunaga Oda’s two visits to the Emperor of Azuchi Castle were not realized. It is said that this Honmaru palace was the Yukiyuki palace prepared by Nobunaga Oda for the Emperor Yukiyuki.
It’s an anecdote that shows the greatness of the emperor. Nijo Castle also has an anecdote.
石段を登れば、そこは、天主閣です。If you climb the stone steps, you will find the Tenshoku.
The main tower of Azuchi Castle was burnt down in June 1582, three years after its completion. Then it was left as it was. It was first investigated in 1940. During that time, nothing was done for 358 years. The foundation stone remained clean when the deposit was rejected. It has been slightly reinforced, but it remains the same as it was at that time.
From the records, it was a 8-story building at that time, and it was an outstanding building for the time on the 1st basement floor. This is the first basement floor. However, its size was about twice as large as this.
According to Jezus missionary Luis Frois, the heavenly palace was such a wonderful building that it wouldn’t sink into a building in Europe. This was the first wooden building with a height of 33m in Japan.
The interior was gorgeous, and there were barrier paintings and decorations by Nobunaga Oda’s painter and Eitoku Kano.
It is said that the hexagonal heavenly palace was made with reference to Western architecture. Nobunaga Oda seems to have been interested in various religions in various places.
This may be because Nobunaga Oda felt something about the fact that many lives were lost and many lives were lost during the Warring States period, and it became such a castle. It’s a gorgeous castle, but it probably couldn’t go against the passage of time. Nobunaga Oda set up a temple. Zen is to be innocent. Nobunaga Oda must have wanted to learn a lot from religion.
A castle built by Nobunaga Oda in front of the unification of the world. A castle built in 1576. It was built on Mt. Azuchi at an altitude of 199m. Currently, it is land due to reclamation, but at that time, it was surrounded by the inner lakes of Lake Biwa (Lake Iba, Lake Joraku) instead of moats. Only the south side was connected to the land.
The castle tower was completed in 1579. However, the lord of the castle, Nobunaga Oda, was self-defeated by the rebellion of Mitsuhide Akechi on June 2, 1582, when the Honnoji Temple changed (Kyoto). He was 49 years old. Three years after the castle tower was built, the castle owner disappeared, and then it was burnt down on June 15, 1582.
During the Warring States period, fierce battles were fought. Nobunaga Oda (1534/6 / 23-1582/6/21), Hideyoshi Toyomi (1537/3 / 27-1598 / 9/18), Ieyasu Tokugawa (1543/2 / 10-16 16/6/1) (all) (From the Gregorio calendar, Wikipedia) This general is sometimes compared like this.
There is a bird called Hototogisu that makes a beautiful cry. What to do when this Hototogisu doesn’t cry? Nobunaga Oda said, “Hototogisu, let’s kill if you don’t ring” Hideyoshi Toyomi says “Hototogisu, let’s ring if you don’t ring” Ieyasu Tokugawa says “Hototogisu, let’s wait if you don’t ring”.
All of these representative generals have a connection to Azuchi Castle. Not to mention the castle owner, Nobunaga Oda, the mansion of Hideyoshi Hashiba (later Hideyoshi Toyomi) is in this castle, and there are traces of it. In addition, on May 20, 1582, Ieyasu Tokugawa was entertained at the Eunji Palace in Azuchi Castle. This castle was burned down immediately, but it can be seen from the ruins of the castle that it was such a wonderful and dignified castle.
It is a very fragile Azuchi castle. You definitely need a cane! It is said that I will walk with this cane while wearing it. That’s why I want to visit while I’m physically fit! I’m very tired. There is a steep stone staircase.
There was also a statue of Kinjiro Ninomiya here. There are statues of Kinjiro Ninomiya everywhere in Japan.
It was written here that “50 years of human beings is the same as that of the Buddha below, and it is very dreamy and ephemeral.” It’s a truly unchanging world. I felt that Nobunaga Oda was very cold and cruel. In fact, historically, it is often very cruel. However, if you climb this temple or the stone steps of this castle, you will see a different personality.
This Buddha foot stone is said to have been found in a collapsed stone wall. This represents the foot of Shaka-sama. In ancient India, it was the object of worship. The oldest in Japan is Yakushiji Temple in Nara. Thus, in the hiding place, there were many objects of worship, and I felt that this was a place where many people’s lives were calmed down, rather than a castle.
This Azuchi castle ruins is a castle that symbolizes the Warring States period. However, the ruins of this castle continued to be left unattended. It finally became a historic site designated by the Ministry of Education at that time in 1926. In 1932, the Ministry of Education Cultural Property Protection Committee (at that time) designated it as a special historic site.
This time, that’s all. If you are interested in it next time, please have a look.
This article was created with reference to Pumplet and wikipedia.
The famous first stage. If you’re a Japanese, it’s a major part.
Spring is Akebono. The hills that are finally getting darker are a little lighter, and the purple clouds flutter down.
There is nothing. It is a spring scene.
However, when I actually live in Japan, this scene is indescribably reminiscent of spring in Japan. However, when I actually live in Japan, this scene is also Japanese culture.
Most of the spring sky in Japan is always cloudy. That’s why I’m strongly attracted to the word “purple standing clouds”. Because this is the spring sky in Japan. In Japan, the westerly wind just passes from China in spring. China has a large river called the Yellow River. The Yellow River scatters small yellow sands. Then, in China, it soars like dust like a photochemical smock. It is spring when the sand of the Yellow River rides on the westerly wind and reaches Japan. Therefore, like thin clouds, it is always cloudy in spring and the cherry blossoms do not look like beautiful pink. In the cloudy sky mixed with purple clouds, the sunrise and cherry blossoms are dimly reflected. Yes, spring in Japan is always cloudy. Therefore, the beauty of the “purple standing clouds” is that the cherry blossoms and the morning sun are vaguely reflected in the light by the yellow sand. Indeed, the vague and beautiful scene is beautiful.
Therefore, even if Japanese cherry blossoms are transplanted overseas, the beauty of “Japanese cherry blossoms” can only be seen here in Japan. This culture, which finds beauty from this vague appearance, perfectly expresses Japan’s temperament and ambiguity. In other words, by interacting with each other, we discover new beauty. It has a great deal of ambiguity. Ambiguity also leads to Japanese “wa”. It accepts a lot of things, but it mixes and finds beauty in it.
I get support for this blog in English chat. However, English always requires the subject “I” and “you”.
However, in Japanese, if the subject is stated, the “beauty” of Japanese sentences will be spoiled. This is a culture in which we do not write in advance what we understand each other in the text. This may seem ambiguous when viewed from overseas. However, by omitting “what we know each other”, the text becomes non-standard, which produces beautiful text with a lot of variety.
If you dare to omit it, you can compose sentences with various beauty. Therefore, Japanese culture has ambiguity in that sense as well.
Ambiguity is, at worst, loose, and at best, forgiving. This is the most basic thing in Japanese culture. Loose is bad, but it is also “forgiving kindness” to each other, and morality is very important for this in Japan.
Confucianism is a moral that values older people and values people. Japan has a long cultural connection with China and is learning a lot. This Confucian religion is also a Confucius teaching and is from China. Korea does not use kanji, but Japan carefully uses kanji that came from China. As you can see, there is a great deal of cultural and regional connection.
This ambiguity of Japan is unique to Japan, even though the starting point is China. Because the syntax is the same for both Chinese and English. Therefore, YES and NO are very clear. However, in terms of sentence structure, Japan and South Korea have the same syntax. So, if you don’t listen to the sentence to the end, you won’t know YES or NO.
Comparing the cultures of various countries in this way, Japan accepts and develops the cultures of many countries. This is because Japan was able to develop in this way only because of the beauty and ambiguity of Japanese culture.
This time, I explained Japanese culture and ambiguity from the classic Pillow Soshi. It is important for you to get to know Japanese culture, and this is the nature of Japan, and to interact with various cultures.
Because Japan made Katakana characters when it embraced Western culture. Therefore, I think that you can understand that there are various cultures in Japanese by studying Japanese language.
Japan is not very good at making claims, but it has a culture that can be tolerated. Nowadays, there are many factors of international instability, but Japan has a culture of deep interaction with various countries, though I do not insist.
I would be very happy if a world view that allows us to interact deeply with each other, deepen mutual understanding, and develop each other, rather than repel each other, spreads around the world. I sincerely hope that Japanese culture and ambiguity will spread to the world.