Kasai Daishi Mairi｜The Pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai
Kasai Daishi Mairi is an event held in Edogawaku
that has continued since Edo period
. In general Kasai areas are known as new towns or residential areas in
Tokyo, however Kasai had been very prosperous areas in Edo period. On the
north of the areas, there is Shinkawa river
that is a canal connects Nakagawa and Edogawa river
, so a lot of products from northern provinces had passed the canal to
go to Edo
every day, and vegetables and sea foods from the areas had brought to
Edo, and people cultivated lands and thousands people settled in. On the
maps published in late 1900s, there are many houses drawn in Kasai areas.
According to the website of the signboards in front of some temples, it
is a kind of a pilgrimage to some spots in Kasai areas that dedicate Kobo Daishi
, people visit the all of them in May 21st for several decades ago, now
it is divided into four groups such as Nagashima Kuwakawa
, Funabori Ukita Kojima, Nakamachi Shinden and Ikazuchi, and people living
in each area visit them in each. In Gyotoku
and Urayasu next to Edogawaku, a pilgrimage called the thirty-three pilgrimage
and Gyotoku, so it implies that there are many temples in the areas, so
they tell how those areas had been prosperous and how deep those people
believe in Buddhism. Anyway, Seiryu Jinja and Hojoin are introduced as
the additional spots since there are the same names in the list of spots
in Nakamachi Shinden areas.
In this page, the spots belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi and some spots
related to it are introduced. Shinkawa river famous for Senbon Sakura
(the thousands of cherry trees), Furukawa Water Park
famous for ajisai and Ichinoe Sakaigawa Shinsui Park
are near these spots, so visitors could enjoy seeing beautiful flowers
while they are on their pilgrimages. Why don't you visit them?
The Sacred Places in Nagashima Kuwakawa in Kasai Daishi
It is said that the principle image of it carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
There are two koshinto towers in this temple.
Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.
It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
It has long history from Heian, Kamakura and Edo period.
It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.
The Sacred Places in Funabori Ukita Kojima in Kasai Daishi
It is famous for having miracle pewer to cure eye diseases.
It is a small shrine but it is one of sacred places belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi.
The two big stone lanterns and stone statues of Jizos make it beautiful under the blue sky.
A unique gate as its bell tower wonderfully stands in it.
The Sacred Places in Nakamachi Shiden in Kasai Daishi
This Jizoson stands on the corner of busy cross near Kasi Station.
It has a beautiful bell tower.
The Sacred Places in Ikazuchi in Kasai Daishi
It was popular and been called Ikazuchi and Namikiri Fudo.
The Noted Spots Related to Kasai Daishi Mairi
It is one of the temples of the 33 pilgrimages of Urayasu Gyotoku.
This old shrine standing by Sakai river in Horie has some historical and
cultural assets of Urayasu.
It has a beautiful hall and cute komainus in it.
It has beautiful gardens and stylish architecters in it.
These areas have some Edo style Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.