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Kanoudake jinjya shrine

Volunteers Wanted
Climbing road repair work
(Monday, October 8 
(Health and Sports Day)
        

Due to the heavy rain this year, the soil near the entrance to the climbing path near the place of wandering on Mt.Kanodake was swept away by rainwater and suffered like a photograph.

As climbing road is dangerous as it is, as scheduled for restoration by local volunteers on the following schedule, there are many elderly people, but it is not easy for the locals to do just that.

So, we are seeking those who can do this mountain climbing, who can volunteer to participate in this repair work.

In the work of the day, we plan to fill the sandbags in this hole to restore the mountain trail and to prevent sediment from running out.

           − Work schedule and notes −

  ・Monday, October 8 08: 30 - It gathers at the Kanodake shrine parking lot.
  After that, We will go to the scene on foot and We will have a full work in the morning.
  (In case of rain We will postpone on October 14 (Sunday)

  ・Bring work equipment such as shovel, hoe, gloves, water bottle, hat, towel etc. necessary for work.

  ・To volunteer insurance etc. to be self-responsible for the time of injuring etc.

      ※ For inquiries about work up to the following
  



                            叶嶽神社
                             (かのうだけじんじゃ)


 叶嶽神社のいわれ


 古文書(貝原益軒編 筑前国統風土記など)によれば、「往昔、山の名を天狗山と申しけるが、神功皇后、三韓進出のみきり、この所に御心願あらせし給ひしに御心に叶ひけりとて、山の名を変えて叶嶽と名付け給う」とある。

 この神社の主神は、本地仏勝軍地蔵で、印度から伝承した魔神的性格を持つ地蔵の我が国における呼称である。
地蔵を祀りながら神社とは、おそらく八世紀頃から唱えられた本地垂迹説、または神社習合思想のいわば伝来の仏教信仰と、我が国古来の神祇信仰との調和をめざすものであろう。

 元来、地蔵信仰とは死者の冥福を祈るものであるが、平安朝時代から専ら貴族社会に盛んとなり、中世になると勝軍地蔵の名本来の魔神的な性格が武士の守り神となり、やがては子供など弱者救済の、そして近世以降では、庶民のあらゆる願望を叶える菩薩として尊崇を集めるのである。

 この神社は、今から約六百年ほど前、熱烈な地蔵信仰で知られた将軍足利義満公の家来すじに当たる、上原の豪族吉住因幡守忠親が義満に倣い京都の愛宕権現より勝軍地蔵の分霊を勧請し奉り、建立したもので、霊験いみじみくもあらたかである。


                            写真は叶岳(341m)の山頂神社

 〜 "Wish come true" Kanoudake shrine 〜

Schedule

 January 1(New Year's Day)
 January 4 (Big festival)
 April 4 (Big festival)
 ※ The big festival that had been on July 24 changed to September 24.
 September 24(Big festival)

You can see Fukuoka city from near the summit


Kanoudake jinjya shrine history

Sacred mountain Kanougatake is 341 meters of altitude in Imajuku,
Nishi-ku, Fukuoka city, and it's said that a wish comes true.
A guideboard in a kanougatake shrine is in JR Imajuku station, and that it's scenic.
It takes 40 minutes on foot from a kanougatake miya mae bus stop to go to a shrine.
When a mountain top is climbed, Fukuoka city does the whole picture.
and the northern side feels a deep blue sea is wide, and islands are looked down upon.

 Origin in a kanougatake shrine

 
                      By Ancient document

This mountain was said to be Tenguyama before.
Empress Zingu assumed a wish could make a successful wish upon this mountain,
and that came true at conquest of Three Hans, and she named with Kanougaku.

The top of mountain is a boundary with Ito area and Sawara area.
There is a main hall in a mountain top, but this belongs to kaminoharu in Ito area.
Before,There is big stone in this mountain top.

There was a person called yoshizumi inaba in a kaminoharu village.
He tried to build a stone buddist image of atago god in a mountain,
but there was a big stone and without being able to remove,it was built on it.

After that fire occurred and a main hall burned,and big stone was baked and fell in a valley,too.
A main hall was built again in its location and a stone buddhist image was enshrined.

During a Tensho year(From 1573, 1593)
Ryouei Harada of the lord of castle of a grandsir castle remodeled this main hall.
And a rice field was donated.
There is also a place name called Jizoden in kaminoharu now.
Tadayuki Kuroda of Fukuoka seigneur is also remodeling it in 1632.
Grandchild now in 8th generation in Inaba also lives in komioharu and protects this main hall.


  The relation between yosizumi Inabanokami and kaminoharu.

 Almost all ship sinks by a hurricane from a when in case of the Mongol invasion(1274and1281),
and the raid which passes to the twice also ends in failure.

2 Shogunate government of kamakura prepares for a raid of the 3rd and has strengthened the foreign guard.
Yoshizumi hidanokami tadatsugu who pulls ryuu of seiwa genji during it was here.
Hidanokami kept a house in kaminoharu by an order of the Shogunate
and always hit marine guard of Imajuku whole in 1299.

 There was the 3rd time of no Mongol invasion.
Shogunate Government of Kamakura extincted and was Muromachi era.
Yoshizumi family belonged to Harada family of Takasu castle.
Yoshizumi inaba tadatika deified an apportioned spirit of a winning army Jizo in a kanougatake from Atago avatar.

Breaking faith of Buddhism-Shintoism identity was announced in 1868, but kanougaku is calling itself a shrine while deifying a Jizo.
A grandchild in 15 generations of yoshizumi Inaba lives in this area vigorously even at present.




  A state of the big festival of the shrine at the summit of the mountain


  The company office is also opened on the major festival day, you can also purchase Omamori - fuda cards and Omikamo.

Also, on the New Year's Day and the January 4th Great Day Festival, a bonfire is burned to take the warmer climbers warm and enjoy the chat between the worshipers around that.
 
The state of the prayer of the great festival.
  
On that day climb the mountain path from within the dark, many people visit for worship.
 
On the day of the big festival, the door of the top of the summit which is always closed is also opened and welcomes the worshipers.
 Everyone at the local shrine board meeting will prepare from the early morning on the big festival day.

Overhead view
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A figure around the shrine
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