Vol.162: Do you know kyoto’s three major nembutsu kyogen?

Do you know three great nembutsu kyogen of Kyoto though it is these days when the sunshine of spring is felt?

In the last two years, while the event has been canceled due to the influence of the new coronavirus, there are also kyogens scheduled to be held this year.

In this KoI letter, I will introduce three major Nembutsu kyogen.

The three great nembutsu kyogen of Kyoto is a Saga large nembutsu trick of Mibu Large Nembutsu Kyogen and Seika-ji Temple (Saga Shakado) of The Enma-do Dainenbutsu Kyogen and Mibu-ji Temple.

What are three great kyogen? It is also said that the origin dates back to the Kamakura period. Currently, it seems to be inherited by the preservation society.

Nembutsu Kyogen is a silent drama of the teachings of Nembutsu by Yuzu Nembutsu, a middle-aged enthusiast of Yuzu Nembutsu. It has been done for 1,300 years.

However, Enmado Dainenbutsu Kyogen is said to be a Kyogen with dialogue.

Enmado Dainenbutsu Kyogen

 Senbon Enmado, where the Enma King is enshrined as the principal idol, is officially called Injoji Temple because of the opening of Ono no Takamura.

Originally, the King of Enma was merciful as an incarnation of Jizo, and the temple was always crowded with people from the towns he visited, and during the Muromachi period, Noh and Kyogen were also performed.

Many people come to the familiar Nembutsu Kyogen performed with dialogue.

basic information

Fee: Free
Lecture: May 1st (Sun) -4th (Wednesday / holiday), 2022 (planned)
Venue: Senbon Injoji
Access: Approximately 2 minutes on foot from the city bus “Senbon Kuramaguchi”
  Enmado Dainenbutsu Kyogen  Official HP

Mibudera Dainenbutsu Kyogen

The spring release of Mibu Kyogen, “Mibu Dainenbutsuji,” is a memorial service for Mibu-dera’s annual events, and Kyogen was originally used as a daytime work during the morning, noon, and night work (Gongyo). , Mibu Dainenbutsuji is dedicated to the Enmei Jizo Bodhisattva, the principal image of Mibu-dera Temple.

This memorial service has been continued for about 700 years since the 2nd year of Shoan.

In order for everyone to understand the religious nature, we hold a “Kechiganshiki” ceremony every year on the last night of the event.

basic information

Fee: Adults 1,000 yen / Junior high and high school students 500 yen
Lecture: 7 days from April 29th to May 5th
1:00 pm to 5:30 pm (There is also a night section only on May 5: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm)
Venue: Mibudera Temple
Access: 5 minutes walk from Omiya Station on the Hankyu Railway (Kyoto Line)
5 minutes walk from Keifuku Electric Railroad (Randen) Shijo Omiya Station

Mibudera Dainenbutsu Kyogen Official HP

Saga Dainenbutsu Kyogen

 Saga Dainenbutsu Kyogen is a saga that is held at Seiryoji Temple (also known as Saga Shakado), and is said to have been started by Enka Shonin in Kyoto at the end of the Kamakura period to spread the mystery of Yugi Immediate Buddha. It is one of the three major Buddhist rituals (Mibu, Saga, and Senbon) and is designated as an important intangible folk cultural property.

basic information

Fee: Free
Lecture: Held every year on the first Sunday, second Saturday, and second Sunday of April
Venue: Seiryoji Temple (Saga Shakado)
Access: JR San-in Main Line (Sagano Line) Get off at Saga-Arashiyama Station, 15 minutes on foot
15 minutes walk from Keifuku Electric Railroad (Arashiyama Line) Arashiyama Station

Saga Dainenbutsu Kyogen Official HP

Before going out, please check the latest information on the official website before going out.

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