Visiting Narashino Shichifukujin 2012

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Visiting Shichifukujin is interesting !

I visited Narashino Shichifukujin(Seven Lucky Gods) 1st January.
Visiting Shichifukujin is called “Shichifukujin-meguri” in Japanese.
I have known Shichifukujin-meguri since last February.I had not known before.
There are many Shichifukujin-meguri all over the country.
But most of Shichifukujin-meguri is held only during the New Year’s holiday.
I was waiting for about 11 months!

At first, I decided to go visiting Shichifukujin at Narashino,near my house.

In fact, I went to Narashino Shichifukujin-meguri last August.
I heard it is held on the 7th of every month.
But

There was not an ink pad except Muryo-ji 🙁
I went home with square piece of fancy paper that I bought it at Muryo-ji that day.

1.Yakushi-ji(1-17-14, Okubo, Narashino-shi)
Benzaiten(god of warriors)

Benzaiten, Yakushi-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Keisei-Okubo)

薬師寺は弁財天

2.Muryo-ji(2-13-1, Mimomi, Narashino-shi)
Jurojin(god of longevity)

Jurojin, Muryo-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Mimomi)

無量寺は寿老人

I tried to move to Mimomi station. Strong earthquake is occured just time.I’m waiting for about twenty minutes :(.
I heard the center of the shock is Torishima (Tori Island). Where is Torishima. I don’t know.

3.Jigan-ji(3-6-30, Saginuma, Narashino-shi)
Daikokuten , god of wealth, commerce and trade. Ebisu and Daikoku are often paired and represented as carvings or masks on the walls of small retail shops

Daikokuten, Jigan-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (tsudanuma)

慈眼寺は大黒天

Sliding door is not opened because there is a bench in front of it.

4.Saiko-ji(1-2-15, Yatsu, Narashino-shi)
Bishamonten (god of warriors)

Bishamonten, saiko-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Yatsu)

西光寺は毘沙門天

5.Tofuku-ji(2-11-7, Yatsu, Narashino-shi)
Ebisu (god of fishers or merchants, often depicted carrying a sea bream)
It is cloudy, so I cannnot take a good picture.

Ebisu, Tofuku-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Yatsu)

東福寺は恵比寿様・・・って見えない!

6.Tozen-ji(4-1-21, Tsudanuma, Narashino-shi)
Fukurokuju(god of happiness, wealth and longevity)

Fukurokuju, Tozen-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Tsudanuma)

東漸寺は福禄寿。

7.Shofuku-ji(2-11-9, Fujisaki, Narashino-shi)
Hotei(the fat and happy god of abundance and good health)

Hotei, Shofuku-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Keisei-Okubo)

正福寺では布袋さま。

Square piece of fancy paper for Narashino Shichifukujin-meguri

Completed Narashino shichifukujin 2012, Yakushi-ji, Narashino Shichifukujin (Keisei-Okubo)

というわけで2012年の元旦は習志野七福神めぐりをしました(^o^)

From top left, Muryo-ji, Yakushi-ji, Shofuku-ji,Tozen-ji, Saiko-ji
From down left, Jigan-ji, Tofuku-ji

Muryo-ji have two stamps. because it is already stamped when I bought it last August.
I want to stamp it by myself 😛
And it is last year’s.
So,  I stamped it.

And, there were two stamps at Yakushi-ji, and different pattern.
I’m a greedy, so I stamped both 😛

Pamphlet issued by Keisei says square piece of fancy paper for Narashino Shichifukujin-meguri can be get at every seven temples, but I found it at Muryo-ji only.

If you ask the person of temples, you can get it. But it is hard to find the person of temples.

I took many picture of temples, so I’ll write after about temples.

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