2020 to 2021






By the way, this year, a dark cloud of an epidemic came from around February, and the situation suddenly changed at the end of March in Tokyo April-May was lockdown here in Tokyo, it was a year when the world changed rapidly, but what I personally remembered in this year was.... From Thursday, April 31st, I started visiting Shrine 100 times.

So called ''Ohyakudomairi'', is to visite shrine with 100 times for 100 days. A 100-days habit, I started with a little curiosity. From the end of April to August 7th (FRI), without any missing 100 days to the neighbor Hachiman-Sama. It ended safely and I felt refreshed both physically and mentally. There were 3 Shrines actually, next to main shrine in that ground of Shrines, I first met Tengu-san. Of course, that's a fictional character as legendary. I found out later that sacred mountain, that ''Ryozen'' ,(where is religious facilities such as shrines and temples and places related to them and it's said that a place with a new spiritual experience is called a sacred place in general), ''Kourasan'', was a mountain of Tengu. There is a famous stone statue of a Tengu. .....Next I dream every day, but I was surprised to know that some people haven't seen it at all. One summer day of this year, I was in a bright station building, there was a station employee gave me an old wooden board that was type of household amulet, issued by a Shinto Shrine, written down as Shibusawa Shrine, and he told me suddenly, ''Could you replace it?''. I thought why? . And, when I woke up and searched on Google, it was a real shrine and I could not help going. The origin of the Shibusawa Shrine is created by dream revelation and Wakamiya of Tsurugaoka Hachimangu in Kamakura was solicited here and became a Shinto god, Ujigami.

This is what happens when you go to say hi to God 100 times.


It was a good summer day trip to a land I didn't know and a station I didn't know, but when I headed to Shibusawa Shrine, I finally arrived with google map navigation did not work because of on the country road. I met Susanoo no Mikoto is deity, younger brother to Amaterasu, (who she is the oldest goddess in Japan in case), in the precincts. And, on the way back, I was able to reach the station at the foot of the mountain without getting lost in a straight line and without relying on google map.

It was a little fancy year-end diary.


Have a nice year ----


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さて、今年は、2月あたりから流行病で暗雲が立ち込め、3月末に状況が急変。

4月5月とロックダウン、世相は目まぐるしく様変わりする一年でしたが、個人的に思い出深いのは、

4月31日(木)から、ひょんなことから始めたお百度参り。

ちょっとした好奇心で始めたこの行のような100日の習慣で、

近所の八幡様へ100日欠かさず、4月末から8月7日(金)まで、

無事に終わり、身も心もスッキリしました。

本社の隣にある社で、はじめて会ったのは天狗さん。

後で調べたら、総社のある霊山、高良山は天狗の山だとか。

まんざらでもない。

私は、毎日夢をみるのですが、最近全く見ない人がいると知り驚きました。

今年の、とある夏の日、私は、明るい駅舎で駅員さんに、渋沢神社と書かれた古いお札を渡されて、唐突に取り替えてきてくれない?と頼まれ、、、なんで?と思ったけれど、目が覚めてグーグルで検索したら、まあ、実在する神社で、行かないわけにはいかないと思い伺いましたら、その神社の由緒は夢のお告げにより鎌倉鶴岡八幡宮の若宮を当地に勧請し、氏神したようで、


村の総鎮守であった神体銅像、建保六年(1218)十月喜夏寺の開基霊夢によりて鶴岡の若宮を勧請したと言われ、古神札(棟札)に、河村菊千代殿代官稲毛越前守拝御百姓中之請助成奉造立一顆弘三歳己、は造営析願文と元亀四発西年(1573)と蔵している






100回も神様に挨拶しに行くとこうなるのね。

知らない駅の知らない土地を歩く夏の日のいい旅だったのですが、渋沢神社に向かう時は、田舎道でgoogle mapのナビも頼りなくグルグル回りようやくたどり着いたのですが、境内には須佐之男命がいらして、帰り道は嘘のようにずっと麓の駅まで一直線で一度も迷わず、たどり着けました。




ちょっとファンシーな年末の日記でした。


いいお年を。



トップの写真は、年の瀬、新し年を迎えるために花でも飾ろうと百合の花束を買い帰宅したら、どこかで落としてしまったようで、少しあたりを歩いては見たけどそれでは誰かに拾われているといいなと思い、又、お花屋さんに出向くと、好みのチューリップがありたくさんいただきました。


I just dropped a bouquet of white lilies on the road for new year deco, but I got many beautiful tulips more than three or four times. I think I'm watched by God well. I am very happy.