13 September, 2009

Meaka Fudo, Nankoku-ji temple / Hon-Komagome, Bunkyo ward

Perhaps, the place names "Meguro" and "Mejiro" are well known to the people who live or had lived in Tokyo area. And if you have some knowledge of Japanese, you would know that the terms "Meguro" and "Mejiro" are consisted of "Me(eye) + kuro(black)" and "Me(eye) + siro(white)" respectively. And you might know there is Meguro(black-eyed) Fudo Buddha statue in Meguro and also Mejiro(white-eyed) Fudo Buddha statue is in Mejiro.

Interestingly, there are three other colors (red, yellow and blue) eyed Fudo statue in Tokyo. Lee and I visited "red" one today.

Meaka (red-eyed) Fudo.

Fudo (Fudo-myo-oh) is one of Buddha. It is recognized as "immovable guardian". They say his angry face means his posture to the sin in the world.

There was the Meaka Fudo statue in this small temple. Inside the temple was dark and I couldn't confirm the color of eyes of the statue.
Other color eyed Fudo are Megi(yellow-eyed) and Meao(blue-eyed). They are located in Taito ward and Stagaya ward respectively. Someday, I would like to visit them.
Meaka Fudo is enshrined in the Nankoku-ji temple.
The closest station of the temple is Hon-Komagome (Tokyo metro, Nmboku-line).

Have a short break at Mac after walking!

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