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Tegata wooden plates sekisho

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Tegata omamori 手形お守り "to pass a road"

Tegata were wooden plates with an inscription, given to travellers of the Edo period to pass through the regional barriers on their pilgrimages.



From Dazaifu Tenman-Gu



. Deities of the Checkpoints 関守神 sekimamorigami .
and the three important SEKI to leave Kyoto.
Three famous barrieres (sankan 三関)

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tsuukoo tegata omamori 通行手形お守り
Temples now sell it as "proof you have passed here".


source : saigoku.seesaa.net

With the mascot dog Oh-Kun
OH!くんの通行手形お守り


In the Edo period, there were special tegata in writing, like a letter.

onna tsuukoo tegata 女手形 pass for women
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sekisho fuda 関所札 pass for a barrier


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龍安寺参詣手形 Tegata Mamori amulet

. Ryooan-ji 龍安寺 /竜安寺 Ryoan-Ji
"Dragon Peace Temple .



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tegata litteraly means print of the hand




Some shrines and temples offer a handprint amulet at the birth of a baby.


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source : カントリーダイアリー
Hakone Sekisho 箱根関所


関所より吹戻さるる寒さ哉
sekisho yori fukimodosaruru samusa kana

from the checkpoint
it is blown back -
this cold


Kobayashi Issa



Virtual tour at Hakone Sekisho
Tokugawa shogun placed 53 sekisho (facility for inspection) on major roads across the nation to defend Edo (current Tokyo).
Hakone Sekisho was one of the largest and was thought to be the most important among them.
Hakone Sekisho was placed on the current location in 1619, during an early period of Edo Era.
source : hakonesekisyo.jp/english



. Hakone and Haiku .








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