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中山・下総・散歩道

Kaishosan Shinzoin Temple called Ikazuchi Fudo in Kasai

the main hall of Kaishosan Shinzoin in Kasaithe signpole to Ikazuchi Fudo
Shinzoin is a temple in Higashi Kasai Edogawaku belonging to Buzanha in Shingonshu. It is called Ikazuchi (thunder) and Namikiri (cutting waves) Fudo that has been deeply believed since Edo Period. There is a stone guidepost telling the way to Ikazuchi Fudo standing in this temple. This guidepost had stood on the south bank at the easten end of Shinkawa River. Now there is a signpost for describing the remains there. The stone guidepost has some marks of mooring lines of boats on the river that tells many people had visited Shinzoin a that time. On the south of this temple, a shrine called Ikazuchi Katori Jinja stands. Anyway, according to Shinpen Musashi no kuni Fudokiko, a geographic guidebook describing Musashi Province published in Edo period, Shinzoin was a branch temple of Zenyoji in Koiwa famous for Yoko no Matsu (a huge pine tree), and it was named Kaishosan. Kyoten or Sakuden who was a priest passed away in March 25th of 1740 rebuilt the temple. The principle image was the statue of Fudo Myouo. During the era of the Emperor Gokashihar (1500~26), a man named Suzuki had have this sculpture as his family treasure, but the fortunes of his family had been on the wane. He thought that he had not taken care of the statue of Fudo Myouo and he would like to build a temple to dedicate it. At that time, an old Buddhist monk came him to ask a night stay his house. Then, he talked about his Fudo to the monk. The monk found something miracle in it. So the monk built a hall to dedicate it. This was the beginning of Shinzoin. The monk believed in Fudo Myouo. One night, an itinerant Buddhist monk carrying this sculpture on his back appeared on his dream, then the old monk checked the back of the Fudo and he found two letters '翔摩 (shoma)' there. He then pleased that it was excitingly graceful. To preserve it carefully, the door of the hall had opened every May and September annually. Moreover, in Eiroku Era (1558~1570), a big weather dissaster had happened, the buildings in the temples were trembled and a part of an sword got out of the box. And there was much blood scattered on the yard of the temple. People around Sinzoin thought that the Fudo in this temple would beat the evils coming with the disaster down. Since then, the sculpture has called Ikazuchi Fudo (thunder Fudo), and many people believed that it has been said that this temple must not be stricken by lightning. There were two swords preserved in Shinzoin, one was very old and another one was found under a pine tree in this temple in 1782.
In addition, Shinzoin is one of the temples of Kasai Daishi Mairi, the pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai.
Why don't you visit Kaishosan Shinzoin and Ikazuchi Katori Jinja?

Kaishosan Shinzoin Temple

Shinzoin (Ikazuchi Fudo)

Shinzoin is an old temple in Higashi Ukita Village built in Tenbun Era (1532 - 1554), it belongs to Buzanha in Shingonshu and is named Kaishosan. Its principle image is a wooden statue of a standing Fudo Myouo.

■ Namikiri and Ikazuchi Fudo
A fisherman who had a heavy storm at Tokyo Bay on the south of Kasai was helped by light that a dragon on a pine tree in Shinzoin emitted. He found a sword under the tree and dedicated it beside the statue of Fudo. Then it has been called Namikiri Fudo. And the Fudo beat the thunder in the heavy rain, then, it has been called Ikazuchi (thunder) Fudo.

■ Shomen Kongo on Koshinto Tower with letters 元禄11年 (1698) registered as a cultural asset of Edogawaku
This stone tower was built by a group of villagers in Higashi Ukita called Ikazuchikochu in 1698. There are some reliefs, Shomen Kongo who beats evil epidemics stands center with two boys and four devils. This was the standard design of this kind of the stone tower called Koshinto. It could be fixed in 1805.

March 1987
Edogawaku Board of Education


海松山真蔵院門前案内板より

The Stone Guidepost to Ikazuchi Fudo

The Stone Guidepost to Ikazuchi Fudo

It is a cultural asset as a historical record of Edogawaku
The principle image of Shinzoi is called Namikiri Fudo or Ikazuchi Fudo was very popular.
This Guidepost describing the way to Ikazudhi Fudo was built in 1818. It was first on the south bank of the east end of Shinkawa river. Bu it was broken in April 1991, and it was repaired and moved to the site in Shinzoin.
On the guidepost, there are some marks of mooring lines of boats going on Shinkawa River.
[The letters on the Stone Tower]
(Front) 雷不動明王 (Kaminari Fudo Myouo), (Right) 文政元戌寅年6月再建 (rebuilt in June 1818), (Left) 従是南十三丁 (about 1300 meters to the south), (Back) 海松山第十七世鏡融 (Kyoyu, the 17th chief priest of Kashosan),松□忠孝 書 (written by Tadataka Matsuguchi), (the upper part of the foundation) 御蔵前講中、神田川 (Okuramae Kochu, Kandagawa)

Marchi 1992
Edogawaku Board of Education


雷不動明王石造道標脇案内板より

The Remains of the Stone Guidepost to Ikazuchi Fudo

The Rimains of the Stone Guidepost to Ikazuchi Fudo

It is a cultural asset as a historical record of Edogawaku
The principle image of Shinzoi is called Namikiri Fudo or Ikazuchi Fudo was very popular.
There had been the guidepost describing the way to Ikazudhi Fudo built in 1818 here on the south bank of the east end of Shinkawa River. But it was broken in April 1991, then it was repaired and moved to the site in Shizoin.
On the guidepost, there are some marks of mooring lines of boats going on Shinkawa River.
[The letters on the Stone Tower]
(Front) 雷不動明王 (Kaminari Fudo Myouo), (Right) 文政元戌寅年6月再建 (rebuilt in June 1818), (Left) 従是南十三丁 (about 1300 meters to the south), (Back) 海松山第十七世鏡融 (Kyoyu, the 17th chief priest of Kashosan),松□忠孝 書 (written by Tadataka Matsuguchi), (the upper part of the foundation) 御蔵前講中、神田川 (Okuramae Kochu, Kandagawa)

Marchi 1992
Edogawaku Board of Education


新川東詰南岸雷不動明王石造道標跡案内板より

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine

Ikazuchi Jinja Shirne in EdogawakuIkazuchi Jinja Shrine in Kasai the beautiful hall in Ikazuchi Jinjaa komainu in Ikazuchi Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine stands on the south of Kaishosan Shinzoin Temple. According its historical record, it was built in 1769. And Shipen Musashi no kuni Fudokiko introduces that it is the guardian deity of Kuwakawa Shinden Village. The red thick pillars and the beautiful warps on its roofs give strong impressions. A komainu sitting in front of the hall who has a colorful ball in its hands is cute, and it welcomes visitors friendly. Why don't you visit Ikazuchi Jinja Shrine?


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海松山真蔵院門前案内板
雷不動明王石造道標脇案内板
新川東詰南岸雷不動明王石造道標跡案内板
雷香取神社境内石板上縁起
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The Location and Access to Kaishosan Shinzoin (Ikazuchi Fudo)

the map along Furukawa Water Park

The map of the noted spots along Furukawa Water Park and Kasai

The Map of the landmarks along Furukawa Water Park and in Kasai

Kaishosan Shizoin (Ikazuchi Fudo) and Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

  • Kaishosan Shizoin Temple (Ikazuchi Fudo), Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine and the Rimains of the Stone Signpole to Ikazuchi Fudohave great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta. Or transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, ake Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • Take 17 minute walk from Kasai Sta to Shinzoin and Ikazuchi Katori Jinja, and take 21 minute walk to The Rimains of the Stone Signpole to Ikazuchi Fudo
  • Shokakuji : 4-38-9 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo
  • Shokakuji : 4-38-11 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo
  • Nakamachi Jizoson : 1-48-16 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Sacred Places in Nagashima Kuwakawa in Kasai Daishi

the main hall of Chikoin in Kasai

Henshosan Chikoin Temple

It is said that the principle image of it carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
the main hall of Shosenji in Kasai

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

There are two koshinto towers in this temple.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
the main hall of Bononji in Kasai

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

It has long history from Heian, Kamakura and Edo period.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.

The Sacred Places in Funabori Ukita Kojima in Kasai Daishi

Komeiji in Kasai Edogawaku

Tokosan Yokomichiinn Komyoji Temple

It is famous for having miracle pewer to cure eye diseases.
Shakado Hall in Naka Kasai

Shakado Shrine in Naka Kasai

It is a small shrine but it is one of sacred places belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi.

the main hall of Ryukoji Temple

Myokosan Ryukoji Temple

The two big stone lanterns and stone statues of Jizos make it beautiful under the blue sky.
the bell tower in Anrakuji Temple

Kintaisan Fudankoin Anrakuji Temple

A unique gate as its bell tower wonderfully stands in it.

The Sacred Places in Nakamachi Shiden in Kasai Daishi

Jizodo Shrine in Nakamachi Kasai

Nakamachi Jizoson

This Jizoson stands on the corner of busy cross near Kasi Station.
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

Muryosan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple

It has a beautiful bell tower.

The Sacred Places in Ikazuchi in Kasai Daishi

Shinzoin in Kasai

Shinzoin Temple

It was popular and been called Ikazuchi and Namikiri Fudo.

The Noted Spots Related to Kasai Daishi Mairi

the main hall of Horie Daishi

Horie Daishi (Seiryusan Hojoin Kannonji Temple in Urayasu)

It is also one of the temples of the 33 pilgrimages of Urayasu Gyotoku.
Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Under Construction

the main hall of Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine

It has a beautiful hall and cute komainus in it.
Jokosan Myorenji in Kasai

Jokosan Myorenji Temple

It has beautiful gardens and stylish architecters in it.

Shinkawa river going through Edogawaku

A Walk On Ichinoe and Funabori

These areas have some Edo style Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
the view of Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.