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Saihoji/ Kokedeara/Moss temple guide: 西芳寺英語で説明

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Eikoseki Rock 影向石

西芳寺影向石

In the lower garden, you’ll find a rock tighten with a Shimenawa rope. At one night in the 14th century, Matsuo Myojin said in a monk’s dream, “I will descend to your place. But do not build any shrines there.” And he found the stone with a Shimenawa in the next moring. Every Oshogtsu (Jan. 1) the Shimenawa in the photo.

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Sanzon Seki Rocks 三尊石

西芳寺三尊石

In the tip of Kasumigashima, there are three stones represent Buddhist Deities. From left to right: Seishi Bosatsu, Amida Bosatsu, and Kanzeon Bosatsu. The Sanzon Seki Rokcs in Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji was derived of them.

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Sinsen Horai Shiso in the garden 神仙蓬莱思想

Overview

Shinsen Horai Shiso is an idea about immortality.  It brought to Japan in around 6th century from China. Cranes and tortoises imply everlasting life. Many traditional Japanese gardens are designed under the influence of it and we can find crane islands and tortoise island.

シカさん
シカさん

More info. about Shinsen Horai Shiso in Japanese garden? Check the post on Rengeji temple.

Kame shima (Tortoise island) 亀島

西芳寺亀島

The island in the photo stands for a tortoise. Tortoise is known as a symbol of long life.

【2017】京都の雪景色 金閣寺

Ashihara shima of Kinkakuji (the island in front of the golden pavilion) is an imitation of it.

Tsuru Shima (Crane island) 鶴島

西芳寺黄金池

The group of rocks in the left. It is another Sanzonseki rocks in Ogonchi.

(Ship stone) 船石

西芳寺船石

It stands for a ship heading for the Buddhist pure land.

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Sairaido, the main hall 御本堂(西来堂)

西芳寺本堂

The main hall of Saihoji enshrines Amida Nyorai. Before entering the garden, we wright Sutra.

七里ヶ浜親方
七里ヶ浜親方

刮目してくれ

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Kannondo 観音堂

西芳寺観音堂

Kannondo is enshrines Kannon.

西芳寺夜泊石

In the pond near Kannondo, we find small stones. Some says they are the debris of a bridge from Kannondo to Ruriden building. Ruriden is a model of Kinkakuji and Ginkakuji.

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Sutra 写経(延命十句観音経)

西芳寺写経

We wright a Sutra (Enmei Jikku Kannonn Kyo) before entering the garden.

  • 観世音(Kanzeon ) 南無佛(Namubutsu):I approve Kannon.
  • 与佛有因(Yobutsuuin)与佛有因(Yobutsuyuuin):There is a bond between Kannon and me.
  • 佛法僧縁(Buposoen)常楽我浄(Jyorakugajo):Buddha, teaching, and monks give me 常楽我浄(Jorakugajo).
  • 朝念観世音(Chonen Kanzeon)暮念観世音(Bonen Kanzeon):In the morning, in the evening, I imagine Kannon in my heart.
  • 念念従心起(Nenen Jushihki)念念不離心(Nenen Furishin): These are born in my heart and are always with me.

常楽我浄(Jyorakugajo)consists of four ideas.

  • 常徳 (Jotoku):Knowing  the fact that everything is to be changed, we are in calm.
  • 楽徳 (Rakutoku):Knowing suffer, we are free from it.
  • 我徳 (Gatoku):Be good to others.
  • 浄徳 (Jotoku):Do no to be descriminative.
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Reservation 申し込み方法

We cannot visit Saihoji without a reservation in advance. Check the official website.

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シカさん

Sorry, not in English.

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Access to saihoji 西芳寺へのアクセス

JR京都駅から

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たけちよ

At Kyoto sta. bus stop C6, take Kyoto bus No.73 (not Kyoto city bus).

Bus: Take Kyoto bus no. 63/73. Get off at Kokedera/Suzumushidera bus stop.

Train: Hankyu Masuo Taisha sta.

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About Saihoji temple 西芳寺基本情報

  • Name Koinzan Saihoji 洪隠山西芳寺
  • Address 56 Matsuo Kamigatani cho, Nishigyoku, Kyoto city, 〒615-8286
  • Phone no. 075-391-3631
  • Website Saihoji official (in Japanese only)
  • Entrance fee Post card:3,000円 On web:4,000円
  • Time required  1 hour~



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