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中山・下総・散歩道

Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple in Urayasu

the Sanmon Gate of Zenpukuji Templethe main hall of Zenpukuji Temple
Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple in Urayasuthe hokyointo pagoda in Zenpukuji Temple
Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple was built in 1619 and it belongs to Shingi Singon Shu Sect. Takumibori Cannal was dug by Takumi Tanaka and Joten Kano in Edo period as the water for agricultural use. The water comes from Kamagaya City to go to Todaijima in Urayasu City. So Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple is in the end of the canal, Todaijima. And there is Takumi Tanaka's Tomb in it. Moreover, Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple is the 29th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotkoku.
Why don't you visit Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple?

Jubei Tanaka's Tomb (Takumi Tanaka's Tomb)

Jubei Tanaka's Tomb

Jubei was born in Tensho or Bunroku Era (1573~1593) in Koiwa in Edo (now Edogawa-ku), sometimes he was called Jubei Takumi, he moved from Koiwa to Todaijima in Urayasu and he was respected and called the master of settlers. Jubei always think first the public interests and accumulated good conducts, so villagers in Todaijima trusted him faithfully, and he had special knowledge of civil engineering.
Since the land was low from Todaijima to Yawata, it had often suffered from floods, so it was not adequate to grow crops. To solve this problem, Jubei and Joten Kano (or Shinuemon, the leading supporter of Genshiji Temple in Kakemama) got a license from Edo Bakufu in 1620 to dig a canal from Hayashimizu Spring in Kamagaya to Toadaijima in Urayasu, the water past through Mamagawa River. It would use for irrigation and draining. Then, the canal was named after the two, so it was called Takumibori or Jotenbori Canal.
The tombstone had lost after his death, but the villagers in Todaijima found it and dedicated it in Zenpukuji Temple to tell his achievements to future generations.

平成25年(2013)8月
浦安市教育委員会

東海山善福寺田中十兵衛墓前案内板より

Hokyointo Pagoda

Hokyointo Pagoda (a tangible cultural asset of Urayasu City)

Hokyointo Pagoda was registered as a tangible cultural asset of Urayasu City in 1986.
Hokyointo Pagoda is a style of stone pagoda built after the Middle Ages, it stores the sutra Hokyoin Darani so it is called Hokyointo Pagoda.
This pagoda was built in 1756 as it was the 100th anniversary of Zenpukuji Temple.
There are many people's names carved on it, these people achieved to build the pagoda and they were not only neighbors (in Todaijima and Nekozane in Urayasu and Arai, Kakemama and Ainokawa in Gyotoku) but also in Edo. And the stone mason's name is also carved on it, the mason was Jinbei Kazusaya in Kita Hcchobori Matsuya-cho Edo.
In 1989, some historical documents including a sheet copper carved Hokyoin Darani Sutra on, a record of materials, a list of donations, three teeth and a small wooden pagoda wrapped up in Washi Paper and so on were discovered in the Hokyointo Pagoda in Zenpukuji Temple.
According to these records, it was built by the neighbor villagers since they could be saved when they would dedicate the pagoda and would pray. This is the reason for building it.
There also exist Hokyointo Pagoda in Hojyoin Temple in Horie and Kezoin Temple in Nekozane in Urayasu City.

平成25年(2012)8月
浦安市教育委員会

東海山善福寺宝篋印塔前案内板より

抜粋・引用および参考
東海山善福寺田中十兵衛墓前案内板
東海山善福寺宝篋印塔前案内板
房総叢書 紀元二千六百年記念 第6卷葛飾誌略
改訂新版 市川のむかし話
江戸川ライン歴史散歩 崙書房

The Location and Access to Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple

Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple

  • Tokaisan Zenpukuji Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Urayasu Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Uryayasu Sta.
  • Take 6 minute walk from Urayasu Sta.
  • 2-6-27 Todaijima, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken

The Temples of the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku & Urayasu

The list of the temples of the 33 Pilgrimages in Gyotoku and Urayasu

  • 01 Tokuganji : 5-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 02 Fukusenji :2-7 Futamata Ichikawa-shi
  • 03 Choshoji : 8-5 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 04 Jishoin : 1-10 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 05 Daitokuji : 5-13 Shimonijuku Ichikawa-shi
  • 06 Jorinji (abandoned) : around Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 07 Shogenji : 3-6 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 08 Yofukuin : 5-16 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 09 Ryugonji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 10 Fukuoji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 11 Ryogokuji : 2-16-4 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 12 Anyoji : 2-16-35 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 13 Hosenji : 7-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 14 Hozenji : 1-25 Honshio Ichikawa-shi
  • 15 Jokanji : 23-24 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 16 Shingyoji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 17 Kyozenji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 18 Hoshoji (abandoned) : now brought into 19 Tokuzoji
  • 19 Tokuzoji : 8-10 Sekigashima Ichikawa-shi
  • 20 Seiganji : 4-8 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 21 Korinji : 12-20 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 22 Hodenji : 7-1 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 23 Enmyoin : 11-21 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 24 Zenshoji : 18-20 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 25 Genshinji : 1-16-26 Katori Ichikawa-shi
  • 26 Ryozenji : 2-12-18 Ainokawa Ichikawa-shi
  • 27 Shinseiji : 1-9-1 Arai Ichiakawa-shi
  • 28 Enmeiji : 1-9-2 Arai Ichikawa-shi
  • 29 Zenpukuji : 26-27 Todaijima Urayasu-shi
  • 30 Kezoin : 3-10-3 Nekozane Urayasu-shi
  • 31 Togakuji : 2-4-27 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 32 Hojoin : 4-14-1 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 33 Dairenji : 4-14-2 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • extra Fujiwara Kannondo Hall 2-234 Fujiwara-cho Funabashi-shi
* The location of the sixth temple is unknown, and the 16th and 17th are integrated, and the 18th is brought into the 19th temple.
* Please ask some specific information in each temple.