7/08/2008

Shingen Koshu

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Shingen Daruma 信玄だるま
Koshu Daruma (Kooshuu) 甲州だるま 
Takeda Shingen 武田信玄  

信玄起上がり

Kooshuu is the old name of Yamanashi Province.
Takeda Shingen was a warlord there during turbulent times before the Edo Bakufu government was formed. Up to our times he is honored with this Daruma Doll.

He has the eyes painted in a special way below the eyebrows so when you put him high up on the Gods Shelf in the home (kamidana) he will look down on you and grant your wishes (Shitami Daruma).

The dolls are also called “Shitami Daruma” or “Yokozawa Daruma” corresponding to the villages where they are made.



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Takeda Shingen was the eldest son of the aggressive warlord Takeda Nobutora (1493-1573).
He was Lord of Shinano and Kai Provinces. He was a preeminent daimyo or feudal lord with military prestige who sought for the control of Japan in the late stage of Sengoku or "warring states" period.
He was born Takeda Tarō (Katsuchiyo), but was later given the formal name of Takeda Harunobu.
Shingen is sometimes referred to as "The Tiger of Kai" for his martial prowess on the battlefield. His primary rival, Uesugi Kenshin, was often called "The Dragon of Echigo" or also "The Tiger of Echigo Province". In Chinese mythology, the dragon and the tiger have always been bitter rivals who try to defeat one another, but they always fight to a draw.
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Takeda Shingen 武田信玄


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Clay Doll of Takeda Shingen Daruma

. Daruma Clay Bells どれい【土鈴】 dorei .



. Shingen-bukuro 信玄袋 Shingen drawstring-pouch .
made of leather

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Daruma from the Koshu Province
Kooshuu Daruma 甲州だるま



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Daruma from Yamanashi ... 親子だるま  山梨県甲府





Yamanashi Prefecture, Yamanashi Daruma 山梨だるま
and Yamanashi Food


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Piggy Bank with Shingen Daruma


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Koshu Daruma

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. Fudo Myo-O 不動明王 Acala  .

Takeda Fudo 武田不動



Legend tells us that Takeda Shingen had a few of his own hair cut and mixed to the black laquer for painting the breast of the statue.

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Erin-ji 恵林寺 is a quiet Zen temple surrounded by the Yamanashi mountains. It was built in 1330, when Nikaidō Sadafuji the military governor of the Kai-no-kuni administration asked the Zen priest and garden designer Musō Soseki (夢窓 疎石), also known as Musō Kokushi, to found the temple.

At that time, it was a Rinzai Zen temple of the Engaku-ji branch. It was destroyed in the Ōnin war (1467-77), but rebuilt when the Takeda samurai clan appointed it to be their family temple. In 1541, it changed to be a temple of the Myōshin-ji branch of the Rinzai school. The famous daimyo Takeda Shingen (武田 信玄) is buried here.
- source : www.japanesegardens.jp

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yoroi Fudo 鎧不動 "Fudo in armour"
like Takeda Shingen
鎧不動尊画


source :shingen.iooo.jp/special





木造武田不動尊 Shingen Fudo Statue
Legend tells us that Takeda Shingen had a few of his own hair cut and mixed to the black laquer for painting the breast of the statue.





勘助不動尊 Kansuke Fudo
勘助の念持仏は不動明王
. Yamamoto Kansuke 山本勘助 .
one of Takeda Shingen's most trusted Twenty-Four Generals

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There are old connections between Fudo Myo-O and
the regents of Kai province 甲斐


加賀美遠光が奉納した大聖寺不動明王坐像
Fudo statue offered by Kagami Tomitsu (1143 - 1230)
at temple 大聖寺 Daisho-Ji
山梨県南巨摩郡身延町 Minobu town, Yamanashi



and a statue before the temple



source and more details : butszo.jp/2013

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安田義定の菩提寺放光寺の不動尊立像
Fudo Statue offered by Yasuda Yoshisada (1134 - 1194) at temple 放光寺
Hookooji 放光寺 Hoko-Ji
甲州市塩山藤木2438 Enzan town


source and more photos : www.zephyr.dti.ne.jp/bushi

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External Japanese LINK
Making a Yamanashi Daruma 斉藤 岳南


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. Folk Toys from Yamanashi .


. . Pilgrimages to Fudo Temples 不動明王巡礼
Fudo Myo-O Junrei - Introduction .   .



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3 comments:

Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

yoroi Fudoo 鎧不動 Fudo on and in armour

yoroi 鎧 suit of armour
The pride of a samurai, with special decorations to distinguish him from others on the battle field.
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Gabi Greve - Darumapedia said...

Jeans decoration

combination of the Fudo favored by Takeda Shingen
and his enemy Tokugawa Ieyasu

信玄の守護神 武田不動尊像と家康の顰(しかみ)像
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Gabi Greve - Kappa said...

Takeda Shingen

- Kappa no kizugusuri カッパのきず薬 / 河童のきず薬
Kappa makes an ointment for wounds -

Legends from Yamanashi 山梨県の民話

Once upon a time
there was a retainer of 武田信玄 Takeda Shingen named 主水頭守清 Mondo no Kami Morikiyo, who was a doctor.
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