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Origin of Daishi-ko


According to the legend, there was a man named Odaishi who went around the country, which is even more prominent than Kuya, and found more clean springs for the residents of the villages.


In most places, I thought that the Daishi was Kobo Daishi in Takano, but Kobo Daishi in history was 33 years old when he came back to Buddhism after studying Buddhism in China. During the thirty years, I opened Mt. Koya, left many difficult books, did various important things for the people of Kyoto, and was unable to travel so far.


There are not a few people who have been ignorant of the fact that they have died and thought that they could have been studying around countries forever, so it is also possible that such a legend was held.


At Daishido in Takano, I changed the clothes on April 21st every year, and when I looked at the statue of Daishido, I found that the hem of the clothes was cut off and it was dirty with mud.


Some said that it was still secretly unknown to people, and that it was the proof that this great master was in our village.


Anyway, the legendary Kobo Daishi often went to any rural village.


The mysterious story that remains as a memorial is that all of them are similar, but most of them are stories that gave beautiful and rich Shimizu to a land that was previously waterless. ..


The people in eastern Japan are usually called Koboi or Koboike, and in Kyushu they are just called Odaishi-sui water.


There were many people who originally thought that they were Daishi-sama, but later, if they were Daishi, they would be Kobo Daishi.


There are so many similar stories that I don't want to see them side by side, so I'll just write the stories I just know.


Please ask someone to see it.


I'm sure there is such a good message in a nearby village, and a woman always appears in it.


The woman was really Seki's niece.


 A lot of these old tales are transmitted to the land where drinking water is not usually available.


I think it was because people couldn't help but wake up to a joyful heart that they will never forget.


Nomi-gun, Ishikawa Prefecture, etc., also talk about the inconvenience of water when there was Kobo Shimizu in the villages and before the master couldn't come.


For example, Awazu Village|Koubo no Ike at Inouguchi is a common well at the northern end of the village, but when there used to be no fountain here in the olden days, an old woman used to wash water from afar. At the place where I drew it, the master had just come and told me to drink the water because my throat was dry.


If you don't give up precious water to your heart, and if the water is so inconvenient, you want to give one well, and when you stick the cane of the trip to the ground, good water flows out from there, and this pond I said that.


The village of Kama Shimizu in Torigoe Village has become so famous now that Shimizu, which is called Kamaike, has become the name of the village. It was


The grandmother, the ancestor of a man named Jirozaemon, the old family of the land, kindly gave this pond in front of the house in appreciation for the kindness of advancing the water to the master.


Therefore, it means that even now, we have built a Daishido on the shore of the pond and thank us for the water.


Originally, there was no good water in a village called Hanasaka, and I let an old master drink from an old woman from a certain house.


Then he again pointed his staff and asked him to dig here.


That is Kōhoike in Hanasaka today.


However, there is no well in the village called Uchikoshi near there, and I go out to the river every day to fetch water.


This is also said to be the punishment that an old woman in the village used to recommend water to wash the waist cloth when the master requested water.


There used to be two Kobo Daishi Shimizu in a village called Minato, and now one of them is under the bank of the Tedori River. It was said that.