Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudou

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
There are probably exist a few thousands of temple and shrine in Japan. It's quite to easy find a temple or shrine close to where you live. One day, I was taking a walk around Meguro and I was surprised to find the Ryusenji Temple (滝泉寺) there. It is also commonly known as Meguro Fudou or Meguro Fudouson (目黒不動尊). It turned out that the temple is one of the oldest of it's kind. It is also the 'Black' temple of the Five Colors of Fudou (五色不動) : White (白), Black (黒), Red (赤), Blue (青), Yellow (黄).


Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
The map of the temple. Quite big.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
You could get to the temple by walking from Fudomae Station or Meguro Station. It's about 10 minutes walk from the station.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
The temple was founded by Jikakudaishi Ennin back in 808. It is part of Tendai sect of Buddhism.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
While The Ennin was on his way from Shimotsukenokuni (下野国) in Tochigi Prefecture to Mt. Hiei (比叡山) in Kyoto, he stopped by in Meguro for a while. That night, he had a dream about God Fudo. After seeing the God Fudo, Ennin made a carving of the Fudo. The temple was built later to worship the God Fudo.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo 不動明王
The Fudo.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo
The visitors can splash the Fudo statue with the provided water.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo 瀧泉寺
There is also a small pond and waterfall called dokko (独鈷) closed to the statue.

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo 瀧泉寺

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

Ryusenji Temple Meguro Fudo

3 comments:

Zooming Japan said...

Absolutely stunning photos! :)

dans said...

thank you :)

markpwightwick said...

i like your photographs, cool site

regards

mark

http://markpwightwick.wordpress.com/

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