1/21/2006

Tokei-Ji

  








the welcome path
leading to another world -
snow, snow, snow









snow in the temple
the Buddha smiles
in silence








graves in the snow -
to wait for nothing
to want for nothing







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Thank you, Mark!
The photos are a curtesy of Mark Schumacher, who visited the temple in January 21, 2006.
Mark Schumacher: All about Buddha Statues


It was one of my favorites when I lived in Kamakura and I visited it very often during all seasons in Kita-Kamakura.
The graveyard in the slopes is very fascinating.


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Tokeiji is a small branch temple of the Engakuji school within the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Its head temple, the Engakuji Temple, stands just a few hundred meters away on the opposite side of the railway tracks.

Tokeiji was founded by the wife of the regent Hojo Tokimune in 1285 after Tokimune had died at a young age. Until the end of the Edo Period, the temple served as a shelter for women who suffered abuse by their husbands and sought a divorce.
An official divorce could be attained by staying at the temple for three years.
- source : japan-guide.com -


Reference : Tokeiji


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Here is a special treat for the Haiku Friends

James W. Hackett at Tokeiji. September 11, 2002
The grave of R. H. Blyth is also to be found at Tokei-Ji.
Tokei-ji and Dr. Blyth

北鎌倉 東慶寺 2006年1月22日

Tokei-ji Photos


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. kekkon 結婚 konrei 婚礼 marriage in Edo
and divorce - engiri .



Amulets to
. Enkiri, engiri 縁切り to cut a bond .  



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5 comments:

. Gabi Greve said...

Aloha, Gabi,

I'm glad you found the photo of James at Tokei-ji !

Tokei-ji grounds also contain the grave of RH Blyth, as you possibly saw in the photos of James at the grave site.

Best wishes in your work on behalf of haiku!

Pat Hackett

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quote from a private mail by Pat.

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Narayanan Raghunathan said...

Beautiful photos and beautiful Haiku ~ Regards Narayanan Raghunathan

. Gabi Greve said...

Both images and haiku are magical, Gabi. Thanks for sharing them.

L.
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dear gabi,
two more excellent haiku and photos.
how is your home fairing with the weight of snow?
do not overdo yourself by shoveling.
thinking of you,
B.
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Thanks to my friends from WHCneoclassical

We had 5 cm of snow today and minus 6 centigrade, the coldest yet!

GABI

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. Gabi Greve said...

Gabiさま

 石仏が雪の中に黙然と座っていますね。

graves in the snow -
to wait for nothing
to want for nothing

というのが英訳ですね。
waitとwant一文字だけ違っても意味合いが随分違いますね。

歌寿人

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

雪の墓 なにもいらぬや なにも言う
せめて残せし 己が足跡 


ガビさんの句に連歌してみました。

まごまごジジイ

ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

皆様、ありがとう!
GABI
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Anonymous said...

Very nice. Very nice indeed.
Especially like the
"wait for nothing, want for nothing."

rock on

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