Dennis A. Amith

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The One about Emmei-in Temple in Yanaka

In 1648 Misawa no Tsubone, the west nurse of Tokugawa Ietsuna, 4th Shogun of the Tokugawa Dynasty, founded Emmei-in Temple in Yanaka.  The Nichiren Buddhist Temple was established as a bettoji, a temple attached to a Shinto shrine (typically in Japan, temples and shrines are separate). Back then, a priest named Eshoin Nitcho prayed for a safe delivery when Tokugawa Ietsuna was born.  Misawa no Tsubone made a donation to Eshoin and asked him to […]