The First Dai Sojo Gyoki Dai 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
This temple stands on the remains of Kokubunji Temple in Shimousa.
This nunnery wass said to be built by Gyoki Bosatsu.。
A legend says that Gyoki built it to hold a memorial service for her departed
soul of Tekona.
Tekona, the legendary beauty in Myriad Leaves is dedicated in the temple.
This bridge is very famous and introduced by many tanka poems in Myriad
This Temple has Mama no I well where Tekona dove into it to kill herself.
The principle image of this temple was carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
The statue of Seishi Bosatsu in this temple was carved by Gyoki.
The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
The woodcuts of Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in this temple carved by Gyoki
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
||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