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Name
Fudotaki, Takibiraki
Address
Ida, Nakanoto Town
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Natural landscape
Class
Belief
Age
~10th century
Designation
Scenic spot designated by Nakanoto Town: “Fudotaki” (August 1958)
Comment
Water cascading down from Miho-no-mine in Ida forms a 20-meter-high waterfall called Fudotaki. The path is said to have been opened in 717 by Taicho Daishi, who received an oracle from Kumano Gongen. As Kumano Shrine is at the foot of the mountain, the waterfall was originally called Kumano-taki. There is a statue of Fudo, or Acala, near the waterfall. As the Fudo-do hall is in the open space in front of the waterfall, the name Fudotaki has become familiar to people. It has been a training ground for Shugendo practitioners of Sekidosan mountain, who practiced standing and sitting under the waterfall. Today, the Takibiraki ritual is held on July 5th, when monks and local residents go into the waterfall and pray for their families’ wellbeing. There is a water station near the waterfall, where water called “Chie-no-mizu,” said to be effective for eye diseases and headaches, is available. It has been designated as a scenic spot by the municipality.
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