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阿弥陀・Amida

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このお茶入は高取焼で、鬼丸雪山さんのお作だそうです。なだれの景色が阿弥陀ヶ滝を連想させることから「阿弥陀」と銘をつけることになりました。

This cha’ire is Takatori ware, and was made by Setsuzan Onimaru.  We decided to name it “Amida” because the landscape of the nadare (drip) evokes the image of Amida-ga-taki (Amida Fall).

阿弥陀ヶ滝(あみだがたき)は、岐阜県郡上市(ぐじょうし)にある滝で、1990年には「日本の滝百選」に選ばれている名瀑です。

Amida-ga-taki (Amida Fall) is in Gujo’u City, Gifu Prefecture.  It is a famous waterfall, and one of the “one hundred waterfalls in Japan” compiled in 1990.

白山開祖泰澄(たいちょう)大師により8世紀に発見され「長瀧」と名付けられましたが、16世紀初期に白山中宮長瀧寺の僧がここで修行し護摩をたくと阿弥陀如来の姿が浮かび上がったところから、「阿弥陀ケ滝」と名づけられたとされています。

Ta’icho’u Da’ishi, the priest who founded Hakusan discovered the waterfall in the 8th century, and named it “Nagataki” (long waterfall).  In the early 16th century, a priest from Cho’uryu’u-ji in the Hakusan precinct was in training at the waterfall when an image of Tathāgata Amitābha (Amida Nyora’i) in the bonfire he had built.  That is how the waterfall came to be known as Amida-ga-taki (Amida Fall).

葛飾北斎による『諸国滝廻リ』の中で『木曽路ノ奥阿弥陀ケ滝』にも描かれています。

In Hokusa’i Katsushika’s “Waterfalls in Various Provinces” series, it is depicted as “Amida Fall in the Depth of the Kiso Road.”

阿弥陀ヶ滝(Amida-ga-taki
By Luciole (Luciole) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)
[Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

【参考・Reference】

https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/阿弥陀ケ滝

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