Thursday, November 8, 2012

JINDAIJI TEMPLE

We went to Jindaiji area,which is located  in the surburbs of Tokyo.There are two famous things in this area. One is the temple another is buckwheat nuddle.

 深大寺に行きました。 ここはお寺と蕎麦で有名です。


This temple was built originally in 733AD. It is said that this temple's name came from a Bahmanism God.
The god is Jinja Daioh. So this temple called Jindaiji temple.
 
この寺はバラモン教の神と言われる、深沙大王のをとって深大寺と名付けられました。
 
 
The gate of this temple.This gate is called Yakui-mon gate.
 
この寺の山門は薬医門です。
 
 
The approuch to this temple.
 
深大寺の参道です。
 
 
This map was written in 1834AD. This is almost same the above photo.
 
これは1834年に描かれた「江戸名所図会」です。上の写真とほとんど同じです。
 
 
This building is called Ganzan Daishi-Doh, very near the temple.
 
元三大師堂です。深大寺の隣に有ります。
 
 
The stone statue of Ganzandaishi. It is said that he is also a Bahmamism god.
 
元三大師の石像です。この大師もバラモン教の神と言われてます。
 
 
There is a Buddha statue in a building in this precincts.This statue was built Hakuou period,namely between 645AD to 710AD. The sitting Buddha statue is very rare in Japan.
 
釈迦堂には釈迦如来座像があります。日本の白鳳仏としてとても貴重ばものです。そして日本には釈迦の座像はほとんど有りません。
 
Therefore, this temple has very strong influence  by people from overseas, especially from Korea.
 
それ故、この寺は朝鮮半島からの渡来人の影響を強く受けてきた事が分かります。
 
 
The season of tinted autumnal leaves just started in this area.
 
ここでは紅葉の季節が始まりかけていました。
 
 
There were many Hototogisu flowers in full bloom.
 
ホトトギス、ユリ科の花が沢山咲いていました。
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There was a buckwheat field for sightseeing.
 
観光用の蕎麦畑も有りました。
 
 
We ate the buckwheat lunch near Jindaiji Temple. This area was very famous for buckwheat reatraunts to Edo people in Edo goverment period.
 
江戸時代、この地は蕎麦で有名でした。江戸の中心部に蕎麦の人気を広めたのは
深大寺と同じ天台宗の寛永寺の僧侶たちだという説も有ります。
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

32 comments:

  1. Oh this is such a beautiful place. It must have been amazingly peaceful and serene. Thank you for sharing. B

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  2. What a nice place. History in form of temple and eatery too.

    Raimie loves his udon. Maye we can take him there someday. :)

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    1. Dear lina. Hi. Thank you. Buckwheat noodles are different tastes. But you and Raimie like Japanese foods very much. You and Raimie would like buckwheat lunch. I hope you and your family will go there someday.

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  3. Such interesting shots! And lunch looks delicious!

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  4. I love all these places. They are very beautiful.

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  6. Wonderful photos and such an informative post ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  7. What a wonderful place this must be Minoru!
    So much history here.
    I love the Hototogisu flower, and your lunch looks absolutely delicious!
    I wish you a wonderful weekend, my friend.

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    1. Dear Lisa. Thank you Lisa. I feel happy you like my potos.
      Wishing you a fabulous weekend.

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  8. this was so interesting; I love buckwheat pancakes, wonder if the taste is similar?
    visiting via Rural Thursday blog hop...

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    1. Dear Thistle Cove Farm. Thank you very much for your comment.
      Buckwheat noodles are different tastes from the pancakes. The tastes would come mainly from soy souce soup.

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  9. That statue of Ganzandaishi is a bit scary!

    Jindai-ji is a beautiful temple, and that soba is delicious! ^^

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    1. Dear Rurousha. Thank you. People in Edo started to eat buckwheat noodles in Jindaiji area. And then they began to eat buckwheat noodles from Nagano prefecture.(信州、しんしゅう)

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  10. 深大寺と植物園の組合わせは写真教室でも人気があり、昨年も今年も撮影実習で行きました。でも釈迦堂の釈迦如来座像は見たことがありません。もしかしたら山門入って左側の建物の中ですか?行く前にきちんと、何が安置されているか調べてから行くべきでした。それにしても素敵な坐像ですね。次回ここで実習があったら、しっかりと見てきます。

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    1. 世空旅心様 こんにちは。山門に入って左に行き、元三大師堂の向かいにあります。
       元三大師堂が焼けた時、その御堂の下から見つかったそうです。機会が有りましたら見て下さい。

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  12. I love most that flower, is it an orchid! It is so dainty with those spots/1

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    1. Dear Kalantikan. Thank you very much for your comment. The flower belongs to the lily family.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

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    2. Hi Monoru, thanks for dropping by my site too. I smiled when you most of all of my photos exempted the red hibiscus. I wish to show you my latest post on hibiscus, as i have been posting lots of them blooming in many previous posts. In fact i wonder if i still want to post hibiscus at all.http://www.abagillon.blogspot.com/2012/10/small-petite-cute-plus.html

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    3. Dear Andrea. Thank you very much for your visiting my post again.
      I looked your hibiscus post just before.
      I wish you have a nice weekend.

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  13. great serie of photos! thanks for sharing with us :)

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  15. Beautiful place! The buildings are amazing.

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