4/23/2007

Tainai Butsu internal organs

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Tainai Butsu 胎内佛, 胎内仏

A small statue within a larger Buddha statue.
TAINAI means literally "inside the womb". 胎内仏
体内 means literally "inside the body". 体内仏



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From the temple Reisui-Ji
Inside a statue of Kannon Bosatsu




冷水寺胎内仏(聖観音座像)
天正11年賎ヶ岳合戦のさい、柴田勝家によって焼き討ちに会い村人の手によってお助けはしたものの、その焼損はひどく、あまりの痛ましさに心を痛めて、元禄15年に京都で鞘仏を作りその台座深く安置して、秘仏としてお守りをされてきました。
平成8年、観音堂の屋根の修復工事のため、鞘仏を外したところこれまで言い伝えとされてきた胎内仏(聖観音座像)のお姿が現れ、村人は驚くとともに、大きな感動を受け、未来永劫へと、この歴史の大きさを守り伝えていこうと胎内仏資料館を建設いたしました。
© biwa ne kazan

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Statue of Shotoku Taishi 胎内仏・聖徳太子像
Temple Ryuzen-Ji, Tokyo

一木造、彫眼、彩色仕上げで、髪をみずらに結い、両手で柄香炉を捧げ持つ孝養太子像(太子16歳のときに父用命天皇を看病する姿をあらわす)です。室町時代の作と思われます。

元々は、当時の親寺である三河(現在の愛知県岡崎市)の上宮寺本尊の江戸でのご開帳が終わり、親寺に本尊を返す際に本尊の中から胎内仏として発見されたものです。



龍善寺は1638年(寛永15年)に創建.
東京都新宿区早稲田町77番地

© 龍善寺


x-ray with the sutras inside




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Ushiku Daibutsu Temple 牛久大仏

Memorial Service for All Generations
Eidai Kuyoo 永代供養(胎内仏)

Even in our modern times, you can buy a small statue and insert a sutra with the name and dates of a loved one passed away. The statue will then be placed in the mortuary of the temple Ushku Daibutsu. There priests will say prayers in the morning and evening of each day.



法名(戒名)等をお納め頂き、永代に亘り、ご供養をさせて頂きます。
茨城県牛久市久野町2083
© Ushiku Daibutsu

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At the temple housing Nozaki Kannon in Osaka, you can make a financial donation to support the temple and get a small Kannon Statue, which will be placed inside a larger one of any of the 16 famous Arhat statues.



野崎観音 慈眼寺 
〒574-0015   大阪府大東市野崎
© 野崎観音

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新発見の大日如来像と運慶

Dainichi Nyorai Statue by Unkei
After an X-ray examination a small five-tired pagoda was visible inside the statue.

線写真によって光得寺像の前段階の像内納入品を確認

文献的に運慶作品と確定する証拠をもたない光得寺像が運慶作品の範疇でとらえられるのは、Ⅹ線写真によって像内に一連の運慶作品と共通する納入品、すなわち五輪塔形の木柱、心月輪[しんがちりん](仏像の魂)としての水晶珠[すいしょうしゅ]、舎利[しゃり]とその容器の存在が確認されたことも大きな根拠であった。



© 山本勉 : 日本の美術 (No.374) 至文堂

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There may be other things placed inside a statue, called "offerings inside a statue, zoonai noonyuuhin 像内納入品

© JAANUS : a few quotes

... ... ... ... ... zounai nounyuuhin

Also nounyuuhin 納入品, tainai nounyuuhin 胎内納入品, tainai nounyuubutsu 胎内納入物.

Objects found in the inner hollow of a Buddhist statue. There are a great variety of zounai nounyuuhin, and items including written documentation have been especially useful to scholars investigating the origin and history of Buddhist figures.

Paper items include: prayers recorded in writing by the donor of the statue, zouryuuganmon 造立願文;
names of petitioners aspiring to the Buddhist faith, kechien koumyouchou 結縁交名帳;
copies of sutras; and Buddhist prints, inbutsu 印仏 and suribotoke 摺仏.

Wooden items include plaques bearing the sculptor's signature, date, and other information about construction; miniature stupas, gorintou 五輪塔; and small Buddhist figures, tainaibutsu 胎内仏.

There are also reliquaries made of crystal, precious metals, stone or lacquer, containing bones of the Buddha, shari 舎利. Other zounai nounyuuhin include glass vessels, coins, jewels, mirrors, fabrics, grain, medicine, and household items.

Sutras and relics inside a figure are believed to give the statue its soul, investing it with the spirit of a living being, a concept known as shoujin shisou 生身思想.

Early Japanese examples are the Yakushi Nyoraizou 薬師如来像in Toushoudaiji Kondou 唐招堤寺金堂 (Nara), which has coins enclosed in the skirts of the statue, and Senju Kannonzou 千手観音像 in Touji Jikidou 東寺食堂 (Kyoto), where relics are contained in the byakugou 白毫 (forehead curl), and cypress fans (hiougi 桧扇) in carved out hollows under the arms.

In wooden statuary, hollowing techniques, uchiruri 内刳, and building figures from hollow joined blocks, yoseki-zukuri 寄木造, developed during the Heian period (9-12c), making large spaces in the bellies of the statue available for zounai-nounyuuhin. This culminated in the Kamakura period (13c), when the quantity and variety of examples are greatest.

Read more here :
© JAANUS

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Treasures inside Inuki Fudo Myo-O, Shogon-Ji
不動明王立像胎内納入文書



Yugasan Fudo Myo-O 由加山厄除不動 where you can by a tablet to be put inside the statue

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Temple Seiganto-Ji in Nachi, Wakayama
Nr. 1 Temple of the Saigoku Pilgrimage
Inside the statue of Nyoirin Kannon was a small statue of Kannon made from gold.

西国第一番: 那智山 青岸渡寺

推古天皇の代に大和からきた僧、生仏上人が玉椿の大木で如意輪観音像を刻み、この中に黄金の観音仏を胎内仏として納めたという。
© Wikipedia




© Seiganto-ji Temple Nyoirin Kannon Statue

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The inner organs, gozoo roppu 五臓六腑

According to the old Chinese medicine, these are
the five full organs (heart, lungs, liver, spleen and kidneys), and
the six hollow organs (stomach, small intestine, large intestine, gall bladder, urinary bladder and reproductive organs).
Daruma Museum: The Medicine Buddha

When eating something especially delicous there is the saying

gozoo roppu ni shimiwataru 五臓六腑に染み渡る
this spreads around nicely in my inner organs.



Here is the famous statue of Shaka Nyorai, which was introduced from China in 987. Inside are small paintings and other items. One of the most spectacular are the "inner organs" gozou roppu. They even include a small umbilical cord. They were made from silk material. Now, they are a national treasure of Japan.



その胎内の納入物に、日本に現存する最古の臍の緒(へそのお)まである。それには、生母が書いたらしい紙きれがついていて、表に「承平8年(938年)正月24日、ひつじの刻」、裏に「□□とこ丸」と書いてある。

Here is the statue of Temple Seiryo-Ji



清凉寺に、内臓やヘソの緒を腹に隠し持っていた有名な奝然の釈迦如来像がある

なるほど京都・特別09号

. Seiryooji 清涼寺 Temple Seiryo-Ji
Shakado 釈迦堂 The Shaka Hall .


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More items with suributsu 摺仏, printed pictures of Buddhist context on paper found inside of statues. They were called inbutsu  印仏 in the Nara period and "suributsu" in the Heian period。



GOOGLE with Tainaibutsu 胎内仏

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For more about Buddha Statues

THE FACE OF BUDDHISM & SHINTOISM IN JAPANESE ART
Mark Schumacher


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A little Daruma talisman, containing a small seated statue of Kobo Daishi.


This is a modern version of the "inside" concept.



Temple Nr. 82, Negoro-ji, is located in the middle of a dense forest on a high mountain. There again I found a little red talisman of Daruma with a hole in the back, but this time a little frog was peeking out of it.

At temple Shiramine-ji (White Peak Temple), Shikoku

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Im Inneren einer großen Statue wurden auch kleine Statuen (Buddhas im Leibesinneren, tainai butsu, tainaibutsu) oder Sutras verborgen.

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蚊の声のうろつく五臓六腑かな
ka no koe no urotsuku gozoo roppu kana

the buzz of mosquitoes
hovers around
my inner organs


. Kaneko Tohta, Kaneko Tota 金子兜太 .


. Voices of Animals .





the five and six inner organs
and their effect on each other


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3 comments:

sakuo said...

胎内佛について勉強しました。

sakuo

Princess Haiku said...

This is truly fascinating information.

Anonymous said...

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Modern Maker of Tainaibutsu
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