Seiryusan Honzoji Temple along Edogawa River
Seiryusan Honzoji Temple on the west of Edogawa River
flowing on the boundary between Tokyo
is said to be built on the remains of the house of the officers having managed the barriers at Koiwa and Ichikawa in Edo period
. Moreover, Honzoji Temple is connecting on Maeda Family in Kaga, Myokenji
Temple in Kyoto and Mamasan Guhoji Temple
A walk around the barriers and the ferries at Koiwa and Ichikawa on the
both sides of Edogawa River is a very enjoyable course. Why don't you visit
Seiryusan Honzoji Temple?
Seiryusan Honzoji Temple
Honzoji Temple was built at Shin Teramachi Asakusa
in 1622, it was a branch temple of Myokenji Temple in Kyoto so it was
named 'Hozoji' after the venerable Nichizo, the founder of Myokyenji Temple.
According to the history of Hozoji Temple edited in 1745, it was built
by Juhukuin, the mother of Toshimitsu Maeda, the third lord of Kaga Maeda Family
. In 1910, Honzoji merged with Seiryuji in Koiwa, a branch temple of Mamasan Guhoji Temple
, then Seiryusan Honzoji Temple began in the present place.
Sairyuji Temple was built at the land where the officer of the barriers
at Koiwa and Ichikawa, Nakane's House was. There exist Nakane Heizaimon
Family's graves in this temple.
The Wooden Statues of the Venerable Nichiro and Nichizo registered as cultural
assets by Edogawaku
The venerable Nichiro was one of the six great disciples of the Founder
, and he was the founder of Ikegami school of Nichiren Shu
. He was born in Hiraga Shimousa (Matsudo city Chiba prefecture) in 1245. Nichiro stayed beside Nichiren during his exile to Sado. Of course, he preached Nichiren's ideas at Kamakura
. Nichiro built many temples including Hokkedo Hall Ikegami Honmonji Temple. In 1320, he was died in his age of 76.
The venerable Nichizo was Nichiro's youngest borther born in Hiraga Shimousa in 1269. When he was 7 years old, he started serving at Nichiren at Mt. Minobu, the head temple of Nichiren Shu. After the death of Nichiren, he joined to his brother's school, and he preached Nichiren Shu in Kyoto, so it is said that he contributed to build the base of Nichiren Shu in Kyoto in Myokenji Temple. He was died in his age of 74.
These two statues of the venerable Nichiro and Nichizo was first preserved
at Myokenji Temple in Kyoto, it was given by Myokenji to Honzoji in 1835.
They were painted in 1642, and there are names and kao signs of Nichnyo
and Nippo on them. They are excellent sculptures carved in Muromachi period
, both are 35cm tall small statues, but they are much realistic, they show
faces of these two great priests.
A Walk on the Remains of the Ferry at Koiwa and Ichikawa
It is the Remains of The Barrier At Koiwa and Ichikawa.
Seiryusan Honzoji Temple and Jo Tomyo in it
- Honzoji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Konodai Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Edogawa Sta.
- Take 3 minute walk from Edogawa Sta.
- 3-22-19 Kita-Koiwa, Edogawa-ku, Tokyo
The Noted Spots In The Areas Along Edogawa River
The short summary of Edogawa River.
Irises, Kawazu Sakura and many kinds of flowers blooming.
The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves with many historical heritages.
This temple is famous for Yoko no Matsu, a huge black pine tree designated as a National Natural Property.
It has been carrying people since Edo period.
The Remains of The Barrier At Koiwa and Ichikawa are in the both side of Edogawa River.
Seiryusan Honzoji Temple
It connects to Maeda Family in Kaga and Mamasan Guhoji.
Musashi Miyamoto and Basho Matsuo had passed the road.
Visitors could see horses from the bank of Edogawa River.
It was much flourished as one of the Eastern Gates of Edo in Edo period.
Ieyasu Tokugawa used this ferry when he went hawking.
Socho first landed at Imai during his trip to Boso Peninsula.
Jokoji is famous for connecting to a famous renga poet Socho and a sengoku daimyo Ujiyasu Hojo.
It is the first water park in Japan with Sakura and hydrangeas.
It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.