Chichibu 34 Kannon Sanctuary

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The Chichibu 34 Kannon Sanctuary (秩父三十四箇所, Chichibu Sanjūyon-kasho) is a group of Japanese Buddhist temples linked on a pilgrimage route.

The Chichibu Pilgrimage[edit]

Chichibu City in the province of Saitama is the centre of a virtually self-contained valley, a mountain-ringed basin about 80 km north-west of Tokyo.

The Chichibu pilgrimage dates back to the early 13th century. It originally consisted of 33 temples dedicated to Kannon but by 1536 a 34th temple was added to the list with the consequence that the Saigoku, Bandō and Chichibu pilgrimages together form a 100-temple Kannon pilgrimage. Visitors in numbers have been making the journey here since the Muromachi Period (1336–1573), covering the 100 kilometres it takes to reach all the temples. About two-thirds of the temples are located in urban areas; the rest are in more rural settings. Unlike the temples on the Saigoku or Bandō routes, the Chichibu temples are relatively small and understated; many of them resemble neighbourhood temples. Admission to all 34 temples is free. It is said that about half of the 34 temples do not have resident priests and are maintained by caretakers who live nearby.

The following list contains the temples of the Chichibu list.

Temples[edit]

No. Temple Honzon (main image) Location Coordinates Image
1 Shimabu-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°01′38″N 139°07′14″E / 36.027278°N 139.120694°E / 36.027278; 139.120694 (Shimabu-ji) Shimabu-ji
2 Shimpuku-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′52″N 139°07′52″E / 36.0145°N 139.131222°E / 36.0145; 139.131222 (Shimpuku-ji) Shimpuku-ji
3 Jōsen-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′43″N 139°06′24″E / 36.011944°N 139.106611°E / 36.011944; 139.106611 (Jōsen-ji) Jōsen-ji
4 Kinshō-ji Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′24″N 139°06′49″E / 36.006556°N 139.1135°E / 36.006556; 139.1135 (Kinshō-ji) Kinshō-ji
5 Goka-dō Juntei Kannon (Cundi) Yokoze, Saitama 35°59′56″N 139°06′22″E / 35.998806°N 139.106°E / 35.998806; 139.106 (Goka-dō) Goka-dō
6 Boku'un-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Yokoze, Saitama 35°59′01″N 139°06′51″E / 35.983694°N 139.11425°E / 35.983694; 139.11425 (Boku'un-ji) Boku'un-ji
7 Hōchō-ji Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Yokoze, Saitama 35°59′02″N 139°06′28″E / 35.983833°N 139.107889°E / 35.983833; 139.107889 (Hōchō-ji) Hōchō-ji
8 Saizen-ji (西善寺) Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Yokoze, Saitama 35°58′23″N 139°06′31″E / 35.973056°N 139.108694°E / 35.973056; 139.108694 (Saizen-ji) Saizen-ji
9 Akechi-ji Nyoirin Kannon
(Cintāmani-cakra)
Yokoze, Saitama 35°59′03″N 139°06′10″E / 35.984083°N 139.102806°E / 35.984083; 139.102806 (Akechi-ji) Akechi-ji
10 Daiji-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Yokoze, Saitama 35°59′50″N 139°05′45″E / 35.997167°N 139.095722°E / 35.997167; 139.095722 (Daiji-ji) Daiji-ji
11 Jōraku-ji Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′36″N 139°05′27″E / 35.993361°N 139.090778°E / 35.993361; 139.090778 (Jōraku-ji) Jōraku-ji
12 Nosaka-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′00″N 139°05′08″E / 35.983417°N 139.085556°E / 35.983417; 139.085556 (Nosaka-ji) Nosaka-ji
13 Jigen-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′33″N 139°04′58″E / 35.992389°N 139.082722°E / 35.992389; 139.082722 (Jigen-ji) Jigen-ji
14 Imamiya-bō Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′42″N 139°04′43″E / 35.995083°N 139.078639°E / 35.995083; 139.078639 (Imamiya-bō) Imamiya-bō
15 Shōrin-ji Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′43″N 139°05′07″E / 35.995222°N 139.08525°E / 35.995222; 139.08525 (Shōrin-ji) Shōrin-ji
16 Saikō-ji Senju Kannon
(Sahasra-bhuja)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′02″N 139°04′39″E / 36.000583°N 139.077472°E / 36.000583; 139.077472 (Saikō-ji) Saikō-ji
17 Jōrin-ji Jūichimen Kannon
(Ekādaśamukha)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′21″N 139°05′03″E / 36.005722°N 139.08425°E / 36.005722; 139.08425 (Jōrin-ji) Jōrin-ji
18 Gōdo-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′36″N 139°05′33″E / 36.009972°N 139.092389°E / 36.009972; 139.092389 (Gōdo-ji) Gōdo-ji
19 Ryūseki-ji Senju Kannon
(Sahasra-bhuja)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°01′03″N 139°05′21″E / 36.0175°N 139.089167°E / 36.0175; 139.089167 (Ryūseki-ji) Ryūseki-ji
20 Iwanoue-dō Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°01′03″N 139°05′04″E / 36.017444°N 139.084472°E / 36.017444; 139.084472 (Iwanoue-dō) Iwanoue-dō
21 Kannon-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′57″N 139°04′41″E / 36.015944°N 139.077917°E / 36.015944; 139.077917 (Kannon-ji) Kannon-ji
22 Dōji-dō Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′26″N 139°04′23″E / 36.00725°N 139.073167°E / 36.00725; 139.073167 (Dōji-dō) Dōji-dō
23 Ongaku-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°00′22″N 139°03′43″E / 36.006028°N 139.062083°E / 36.006028; 139.062083 (Ongaku-ji) Ongaku-ji
24 Hōsen-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°59′15″N 139°03′39″E / 35.9875°N 139.060972°E / 35.9875; 139.060972 (Hōsen-ji) Hōsen-ji
25 Kyūshō-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°58′18″N 139°02′56″E / 35.971583°N 139.048778°E / 35.971583; 139.048778 (Kyūshō-ji) Kyūshō-ji
26 En'yū-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°58′21″N 139°04′23″E / 35.972472°N 139.073°E / 35.972472; 139.073 (En'yū-ji) En'yū-ji
27 Daien-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°58′04″N 139°04′01″E / 35.967694°N 139.066833°E / 35.967694; 139.066833 (Daien-ji) Daien-ji
28 Hashidate-dō Batō Kannon
(Hayagrīva)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°57′38″N 139°03′40″E / 35.9605°N 139.061028°E / 35.9605; 139.061028 (Hashidate-dō) Hashidate-dō
29 Chōsen-in Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°57′37″N 139°03′00″E / 35.960333°N 139.05°E / 35.960333; 139.05 (Chōsen-in) Chōsen-in
30 Hōun-ji Nyoirin Kannon
(Cintāmani-cakra)
Chichibu, Saitama 35°57′05″N 138°59′29″E / 35.951278°N 138.991417°E / 35.951278; 138.991417 (Hōun-ji) Hōun-ji
31 Kannon-in Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Ogano, Saitama 36°02′28″N 138°57′14″E / 36.041056°N 138.953861°E / 36.041056; 138.953861 (Kannon-in) Kannon-in
32 Hōshō-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Ogano, Saitama 35°59′48″N 139°00′47″E / 35.996639°N 139.012944°E / 35.996639; 139.012944 (Hōshō-ji) Hōshō-ji
33 Kikusui-ji Shō Kannon
(Aryavalokitesvara)
Chichibu, Saitama 36°01′51″N 139°02′32″E / 36.030889°N 139.042278°E / 36.030889; 139.042278 (Kikusui-ji) Kikusui-ji
34 Suisen-ji Senju Kannon
(Sahasra-bhuja)
Minano, Saitama 36°04′55″N 139°03′14″E / 36.081833°N 139.053778°E / 36.081833; 139.053778 (Suisen-ji) Suisen-ji

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