2018-04-03

Sennin Yosho

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Yooshoo Sennin 陽勝仙人 Yosho Sennin

He is Nr. 18 of
. 日本の仙人37人 - The 37 Immortals of Japan .

He was born in 869 in 能登ノ国 Noto no Kuni (now 石川県北部(能登半島) Ishikawa, Noto peninsula) in the early Heian period. He was very merciful, he gave his robes to people who had none, he gave his food to people who had nothing to eat. He let the mosquitoes drink his blood.

His mother once had a dream about a strong light and then became pregnant with Yosho. The child was very clever and never forgot anything he had heard or learned. At age 11 he was sent to 比叡山 Mount Hieizan in Shiga and became a disciple of priest 空日律師 Kunichi Risshi. He almost never slept during this time.
Later he went on to Yoshino and practised austerities at 金峰山 Kinpusan (Nara prefecture).
In winter he stayed at temple 六田の牟田寺 Muden-Ji. But there was not much food and he spent days just eating one grain of millet.
At around 80 years of age he became a Sennin.
He slept without a blanket even in winter, he jumped on the smoke of incense and made it to heaven as he pleased.
He went on to other sacred mountains.
To 大峰山山上ヶ岳 Sanjogatake (1719 m) in Yoshino.
To the temple 竜門寺 Ryumon-Ji in the 洞川集落 Dorogawa hamlet.
His movements were fast and he could fly in the clouds.

Through his supernatural power he knew about the coming death of his father, He jumped on the roof of his parents home and begun to recite the 法華経 Hokekyo Lotus Sutra.
When the family went outside to have a look, there was no one to be seen.

He always came down from the sky to take part of the 不断念仏 fasting rituals at Mount Hiezan.

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Yosho, the Super Hermit
能登出身の仙人
- with literature references
- reference source : geocities.co.jp/une_genzaburo/Youshou... -


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陽勝仙人弟子仙 / 陽勝弟子童 Hijiri, disciple of Yosho
陽勝仙人の弟子の仙(ひじり)

He is Nr. 19 of
. 日本の仙人37人 - The 37 Immortals of Japan .


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Hijiri, 仙 / 聖 (Japanese: “holy man”),
in Japanese religion, a man of great personal magnetism and spiritual power, as distinct from a leader of an institutionalized religion. Historically, hijiri has been used to refer to sages of various traditions, such as the shaman, Shintō mountain ascetic, Taoist magician, or Buddhist reciter.
Most characteristically hijiri describes the wandering priest who operates outside the orthodox Buddhist tradition to meet the religious needs of the common people.
- source : britannica.com... -

Koya hijiri 高野聖 "mendicant priests from Mr. Koya"


Sengai Gibon 仙厓義梵 // 聖福寺 Shofuku-Ji

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陽勝寺 Yosho-Ji
浄土真宗本願寺派
岐阜県揖斐郡大野町大瀬古小辻142 / Gifu Prefecture, Ibi District, Ono,

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. Mount Hieizan, Hiei-zan 比叡山 .
Shiga prefecture

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日本奇僧伝
宮元啓一



Introducing special priests of Japan


異能の人(役小角)
行基
陽勝 - Yosho
仙人群像 Group of Sennin
反骨の人(玄賓)
性空
叡実
増賀
西行)
隠逸の人(空也)
教信
理満
千観
平等
東聖
徳一と行空
- reference : chikumashobo.co.jp -


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. sennin 天狗と仙人伝説 Legends about Tengu and Immortals .

. sennin 仙人と伝説 Legends about Immortals .


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