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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Muryojusan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple in Kasai Edogawaku

Muryojusan Henshochiin Shokakuji Templethe main gate of Shokakuji the main hall of Shokakujithe bell tower in Shokakuji
Shokakuji in Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku is a temple belonging to Shigonshu Buzanha. According to Shinpen Musashi no Kuni Fudokiko, a geographic guidebook describing Musashi Province in Edo period, Shokakuji was named Muryojusan Henshochiin and it was built by Ikutoku who was passed in March 8th in 1672, its principle image was the statue of Amida Nyorai carved by Gyoki Bosatsu. This implies that Shokakuji was built in the middle of 17th century. In Shokakuji, there is a tall bell tower with a beautiful tiled roof registered as a cultural asset of Edogawaku. In addition, it is one of the temples in Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai).

Muryojusan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple

Shokakuji

Shokakuji is a temple belonging to Shingonshu Buzanha and it is named Muryojusan Henshochiin. Its principle image is said to be a wooden statue of standing Amida Nyorai.

■ The Bell Tower in Shokakuji
It is a cultural asset of Edogawaku registered in January 1981.
The bell tower was built in late 18th century, and it has some designs in Edo period. In 1984, it was taken down and reconstructed to fix.

■ A Painted Mandala on a Sheet of Paper
It is a cultural asset of Edogawaku registered in March 1985.
This mandala was copied in 1819 at the grand head temple of Shingonshu Buzanha.

■ The Grave Stone of Shoro Ichikawa
It is a cultural asset of Edogawaku registered in March 1986.
It was built in 1823 by the students of Shoro Ichikawa who had taught calligraphy.

■ The Painted Picture of Nirvana on a Sheet of Silk
It is a cultural asset of Edogawaku registered in March 1994.
It is said that it was painted in late Edo period. It was painted carefully.

February 2003
Edogawaku Board of Education


無量寿山遍照智院昇覚寺門前案内板より

The Bell Tower in Shokakuji Temple

the bell tower in Shokakuji in Edogawakuthe bell in the bell tower in Shokakuji

The Bell Tower in Shokakuji

This bell tower is a cultural asset of Edogawaku. The length of its beams is 5.4 meters width, and the length of its roof is 3.6 meters width. It has an irimoya tsukuri (a hip-and-gable roof structure) with tiles on and the structure of its bottom looks like skirt. The bell tower might be built in 1785 since the year of the bell was casted are scribed on it. Moshichi Kato, a carpenter in Ninoe, built it. The bell tower is very important historical asset to show the architectural design.

■ Reconstruction
As it has been standing in rain, storm, snow and so on for 200 years after the bell tower had built, it was taken down and reconstructed to fix. The reconstruction started in June 1984 and it completed in June 1985.
Basically, the old materials were used in and was faithfully reconstructed. However, some of them need to fix were resinated, and some had been heavily corroded were changed to new materials.

■ The Remains of the Basement Design called Soroban Chigyo
It was found while researching the bell tower. This design is to keep the weight of the bell tower and to avoid building subsided standing in damp ground, first some stakes were driven into the ground, then some wooden frames made of pine trees were put on and some candle stones were put on the frames, finally foundation stones were lain on them.
Actually, this design was found in some castles, and it was the first time that design used in modern temples.
This remains were buried again to preserving, therefore, the new foundation used some new ideas to avoid the weight on the remains.

November 1985
Edogawaku Board of Education

昇覚寺鐘楼前案内板より

Nakamachi Jizoson

Kotsu Anzen Daishi in KasaiNakamachi Jizoson

Nakamachi Jizoson

Nakamachi Jizoson is a sacred place that dedicates a statue of Jizo Bosatsu. It is on the northwest corner of a busy cross near Kasai Station. It is also a grave garden of Shokakuji Temple. In the site, there is a shrine named Kotsu Anzen Daishi (Kobo Daishi keeping traffic safety) dedicated.
Nakamachi Jizoson is one of the sacred places of Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai) in Nakamachi and Shinden areas.
Why don't you visit Nakamachi Jizoson?


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無量寿山遍照智院昇覚寺門前案内板
無量寿山遍照智院昇覚寺鐘楼前案内板
新編武蔵国風土記稿
仲町地蔵尊交通安全大師前石板
江戸川区ホームページ

The Location and Access to Shokakuji and the Jizoson

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

Muryojusan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple and Nakamachi Jizoson

  • Muryojusan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple and Nakamachi Jizoson have 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 13 minute walk from Kasai Sta to Shokakuji and take 5 minute walk to Nakamachi Jizoson
  • Shokakuji :7-23-17 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo
  • Nakamachi Jizoson :5-40-17 Naka 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.