Hakusuizan Iouin Byodoji

Temple 22

【Pilgrim’s Song】
When you hear that there is no equality
Look to the new Buddha

Box car

The main hall has three dedicated carts. They was dedicated as memorials because handicapped people who were unhealed by doctors in the Taisho and Showa eras began their pilgrimage, and their feet were healed in this temple. It is said that this temple was especially good for the healing of legs. * Image 1

Honson Yakushi Nyorai

”Healing Yakushi Nyorai, made by Kobo Daishi comes with the promise of “Healing all the illnesses of the mind and body in all people equally,” is always available. Please approach slowly while gazing on the Buddha. * Image 2

The history and origin of Byodoji

In 814, when Daishi visited this place and entered the Zen sect, the figure of Yakushi Nyorai came to mind.
The master made the following vows while thinking of the Yakushi Nyorai.

“Equally heal all people’s hearts and bodies from disease”

When Daishi wanted to practice in this area he dug a well in search of water, white water, thick like milk swelled to the surface. The priest who was cleansed with the spirit water continued the goma ritual for 100 days, and Yakushi Nyorai was engraved in the tree and was consecrated as the main deity. The temple name was decided as Byodo-ji.
Since then, the temple flourished on a large scale, but it was reconstructed by the early Edo period, and was reconstructed in 1680 by Chuko Issei Terutoshi Arinashi, who came from Iyo. The existing main hall was rebuilt in 1737 and Daishido was built in 1824.
The well where the master dug is located in the lower left corner of the man’s hill, and comes up in a place without sunshine. It is now known throughout the country as “Kobo’s water” that is colorless and transparent, suitable for drinking, and effective for curing all diseases. Refer to the homepage of Byodo-ji Templefor details

The highlights of Byodoji

Honson Yakushi Nyorai statue, box car, ceiling picture

Annual events at Byodoji

New Year’s first goma prayer
Date: January 1 (0:00, 10:00, 15:00), January 2 (10:00, 15:00), January 3 (10:00, 15:00)
Honzon opening ceremony
Date: Late January (10:00)
Hoshi Festival (one week until New Year’s Festival)
Date: January 28 to February 4
Spring Cluster (Mikage)
Date: March 21 (10:00)
Hana Matsuri (Amacha / Botatamo entertainment)
Date: April 8
Watermelon splitting
Date: August 14 (15:00)
Star Festival (one week from the winter solstice)
Date: December 22 to December 28
Yakushi Masumi
Monthly: 8th (15:00)
Eleven-face disaster goma ritual
Monthly: 18th (15:00)
Immobility Disaster goma ritual
Monthly: 28th (15:00)
Sunday Service (Law and entertainment lunch)
Every month: 2nd Sunday (11:00)
Ajikan guidance and tea ceremony
Every month: 1st Saturday and 1st Monday (11:00)

Temple 22 Fudasho: Hakusuizan Iouin Byodoji

Koyasan Shingon sect
Yakushi Nyorai
Kobo Daishi
Kōnin era 5th year (814)
On korokoro sendari matōgi sowaka


Aratanocho Akiyama-177, Anan, Tokushima 779-1510
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