What is the Shingon sect of Japanese Buddhism?New!!
Kobo Daishi Kukai (774-835) is the founder. Kukai traveled to Chang’an in the Tang Dynasty, received esoteric Buddhism from Eka Ajari at Seiryu-ji Temple, and after receiving many secret teachings, returned to Japan and founded the Shingon sect.He was given an important position by Emperor Saga, and was given the Toji Temple in Kyoto, and Koyasan, and founded Kongobu-ji Temple.The head temple is Koyasan Kongobu-ji Temple. The principal image is Dainichi Nyorai, the body of the universe and the absolute truth.It teaches that if you practice the true words of Dainichi Nyorai with your body, mouth, and mind (three secret practices), you will attain Buddhahood in your own body. Until […]
What is the Tendai sect of Japanese Buddhism?New!!
In 805, Dengyo Daishi Saicho (767-822) returned from Tang and opened Enryakuji Temple on Mt.Although it is based on the Lotus Sutra, it was established by combining the four sects of En, Mitsu, Zen, and Kai into one. Centering on the Lotus Sutra, it teaches that “everyone has the cause (Buddha nature) to become a Buddha, and if one is in touch with one’s destinies and makes an effort, one can attain Buddhahood.” From the end of the Heian period to the Kamakura period, many sects leading to the present day such as the Jodo sect, the Jodo Shin sect, the Yuzu Nenbutsu sect, the Rinzai sect, the Soto sect, […]
Let’s enjoy green tea more authenticallyNew!!
You need to select your favorite Kyusu Japanese teapot.In order to brew delicious green tea, the green tea leaves, hot water, and brewing method are very important.However, these are not the only factors that determine the taste of green tea. Did you know that the Kyusu Japanese teapot can make a big difference in the taste of green tea?With the same green tea leaves and the same brewing method, you will understand when you drink green tea from different Kyusu Japanese teapots. The role of the Kyusu Japanese teapot A Kyusu Japanese teapot is a tool that puts dried green tea leaves in, pours hot water, waits for the green […]
Let’s live with colorful Tatami rugs
Tatami rug made in Japan made from Tatami Rush, which has been loved in Japan for a long time. Colorful Tatami rug design This is a Tatami rug made in Japan with a modern Japanese colorful design that is different from the image of traditional Japanese Tatami rug design. Tatami rug has a back surface that does not damage the flooring. Tatami rugs are backed with non-woven fabric. Natural functionality of Tatami Rush ・There is an effect of purifying the air.・Has a moisturizing effect.・It has a deodorizing effect.・It has a relaxing effect.The natural power of the durable Tatami Rush grown in Kyushu, Japan will make your room a comfortable space.Experience […]
What is the Rinzai sect of Buddhism?
The beginning of the Rinzai sect It is one of the five schools of Zen Buddhism in China, and its founder is Rinzai Gigen in the Tang Dynasty.Introduced to Japan by Eisai in the 1100-1200s, it is counted as one of the Kamakura new Buddhism along with the Soto sect, Jodo sect, Jodo Shin sect, Ji sect, and Hokke sect.In 1195, Eisai, who came to the Song dynasty and received the seal of the Koryu school of the Rinzai sect, built Japan’s first Zen training hall, Shofuku-ji, in Hakata. After that, in 1202 (Kennin 2), with the support of the second shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Minamoto no Yoriie, Kenninji […]
What is the Tendai sect of Buddhism?
A sect of Buddhism founded by Tendaidaishi Chigi in Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province, China during the Sui dynasty. Around 800 AD, Saicho brought it back from Tang and spread it to Japan. Tendai sect spread in Japan by Saicho It is like a university in the Buddhist world that encompasses various teachings.At first, it was a new Buddhism that was introduced to separate politics from ancient Buddhism, but the teaching that anyone can become a Buddha has permeated the people, and even today many followers of the sect believe in it. The Tendai sect was established by Saicho and his disciple Ennin, and from the end of the Heian period […]
What is Nichiren sect?
The Nichiren sect is a sect of Buddhism founded by Nichiren in the Kamakura period, and its head temple is Kuonji Temple on Mount Minobu in Yamanashi Prefecture. There are about 5,300 temples all over Japan. With the Lotus Sutra as the fundamental sutra, the merits of the Lotus Sutra are said to be summarized in the slogan ‘Namu-myoho-renge-kyo’. For this reason, we place great importance on chanting daimoku. What about Nichiren Buddhist prayer beads? The shape of commonly used Nichiren sect prayer beads is a double type consisting of 108 Omodama (main prayer beads).It features a unique shape with three tassels.It is used to count the numbers when chanting […]
Walnut Juzu Prayer beads or Whiskey Wood Juzu Prayer beads TokyoStore News Vol.3
These are Prayer beads handmade one by one by Prayer beads craftsmen in Kyoto.Walnut Juzu Prayer beads and whiskey wood Juzu Prayer beads are rare materials. Rosary Mala Juzu Prayer beads Walnut blue tiger eye stone Material of Prayer beadsWalnut 22 Prayer beadsMain Juzu Ball…Walnut (13mm)Big Juzu Ball…Blue tiger eye stone (16mm)Small Juzu Ball…Blue tiger eye stone (10mm)Tassel material: Pure silk head with tassel (iron dark blue)*The beads are in a paulownia box. What is Walnut? Walnut, one of the world’s three most precious woods, has been used as a material for high-end furniture since ancient times, and is accented with a beautiful blue tiger’s eye stone that shows the […]
Tatami slippers make your feet comfortable TokyoStore News Vol.2
Indigo blue design Japanese Tatami material slippers It’s a design that feels Japan, and of course it will look good in your living room.It is a hand-printed fabric that is carefully dyed by hand by skilled craftsmen.Tatami material is three times more absorbent than cotton, keeping your feet dry and comfortable.The back of Tatami slippers is easy to wipe clean.The heel part is about 2 cm in height for ease of walking. Kurume woven Tatami slippers with Japanese modern design What is Kurume weaving?It is characterized by its striped pattern and rustic texture. Manufactured using traditional Japanese weaving techniques that have been passed down since around 1800, these slippers are […]
Noren tapestry Jakuchu Ito design
Jakuchu Ito was a Japanese painter active during the Edo period in the 1700s.Jakuchu, who taught himself how to paint and continued to paint until his death in 1800 at the age of 84, left behind many works throughout his life.The appeal of Jakuchu’s works lies in the richly colored, detailed depictions born from his transcendent technique, and the surrealist, fantastical atmosphere.In addition, his works are sometimes referred to as “fantasy school,” and are highly acclaimed for their innovative ideas and unique sense of color and form that are not bound by conventional painting methods. increase.Jakuchu left many works on the theme of nature, such as animals and plants.In particular, […]