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中山・下総・散歩道

行基菩薩ゆかりの散歩道a walk on gyoki bosatsu

The First Dai Sojo Gyoki Dai Bosatsu

Niomon Gate in Kokubunji TempleFushihime Sakura in Guhoji Temple
Gyoki Bosatsu was a great Buddism priest in Nara period was appointed as the first Dai Sojo (the highest ranked priest in the Buddhist in Japan) by the Emperor Shomu because of his contribution to build the Great Buddha in Nara and Kokubunji Temples throughout Japan.
There are several legends that Gyoki had visited some places in Ichikawa and Urayasu city when he had come to build Shimousa Kokubunji Temple and Kokubunniji Nunnery, so Mamasan Guhoji Temple was built by him to hold a memorial service for her departed soul of Tekona, the legendary beauty in Myriad Leaves. The statue of Amida Nyorai, the principle image of Shogenji Temple along Gyotoku Kaido Highway is said to be carved by Gyoki Bosatsu. And the statue of Seishi Bosatsu in Dairenji Temple in Horie Urayasu is also said to be carved by him, and Gyoki built a small hall there to dedicate it.
In this page, several landmarks connecting with Gyoki Bosatsu in Ichikawa and Urayasu city are introduced. Why don't you visit them?

The Noted Spots Connecting with Gyoki Daibosatsu

the remains of Shimousa Kokubunji

Kokubunsan Kokubunji Temple

This temple stands on the remains of Kokubunji Temple in Shimousa.
the remains of Shimousa Kokubunniji

The Remains of Kokubunniji Temple in Shimousa

This nunnery wass said to be built by Gyoki Bosatsu.。

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

A legend says that Gyoki built it to hold a memorial service for her departed soul of Tekona.
Tekona Reishindo Hall

Tekona Reishindo Shrine

Tekona, the legendary beauty in Myriad Leaves is dedicated in the temple.

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge

This bridge is very famous and introduced by many tanka poems in Myriad Leaves.
Kameiin Temple in Mama

Kameiin Temple

This Temple has Mama no I well where Tekona dove into it to kill herself.

Shogenji Temple in Gyotoku

Shochuzan Shogenji Temple

The principle image of this temple was carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
Dairenji Temple in Urayasu

Koensan Seishiin Dairenji Temple

The statue of Seishi Bosatsu in this temple was carved by Gyoki.

Rengeji Temple along Furukawa Water Park

Kaishosan Rengeji Temple

The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
Yakuousan Tomyoji Temple

Yakuousan Tomyouji Temple

The woodcuts of Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in this temple carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.

The Location of the Landmarks connecting to Gyoki


Shimousa Kokubunji Temple 3-20-1 Kokubun, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Shimousa Kokubunniji Nun 4-17 Kokubun, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Mamasan Guhoji Temple 4-9-1 Mama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Tekona Reishindo 4-5-21 Mama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Mama no Tsugihashi Bridge 4-7-24 Mama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Kameiin Temple and Mama no I Well 4-4-9 Mama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Shochizan Shogenji Temple 3-6 Kawara, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
Koensan Dairenji Temple 4-14-2 Horie, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken
Kaishosan Rengeji Temple 6-4-11 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo
Yakuosan Tomeiji Temple 1-1-8 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo