Yuten-ji Temple in Nakameguro is a temple of the Jodo sect with the name Meikenzan. The temple is named after a Buddhist monk named Yuten, who was an unusual person. He was the 36th head priest of Zojo-ji Temple, which means that he was not only a man who rose in the ranks of the organization, but also one of the most famous sorcerers of the Edo period.
How could he have been a sorcerer while being a Buddhist monk? According to legend, he not only rescued people who were being attacked by vengeful spirits, but he also made even the vengeful spirits attain Buddhahood through the power of nenbutsu (the power of the Buddha). Moreover, such a legend of exorcism was written in a book published while Yuten was still alive, and has been believed by the general public ever since. In other words, he must have been a famous exorcist. However, in the tranquility of the temple grounds, there was nothing to suggest such witchcraft.
|Jun 2011 ARCHITECTURE TOKYO|
|APPROACH INCENSE BURNER NAKAMEGURO TEMPLE|
June 10, 2011
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