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Mononobe Moriya (物部 守屋)

Soga Umako and Mononobe Moriya competed for Asuka's imperial supremacy in 587 B.D. The battle was over in the area of Taishi-do, Okibe and Kinomoto in Yao city, Osaka, and the Umako and Prince Shōtoku sides won, winning three defeats.

 

 

         

                                          Mononobe Moriya

 

 

In this fight, Prince Shotoku prayed to God, "Let me win," and vowed to build Shitennoji.
It is a place where 迹見 赤檮 (Tominochii , served royal and nobles, engaged in security and chores, etc.) shot Mononobe Moriya who was on the tree. There are places where Tominochii threw a bow to hit arrow to Moriya, and also his tomb.

 

I can not prove the authenticity of these traditions and traces. However, the fact that such  old trace remains on this ground seem  to be more rational and enjoyable to think that something happened to this land in the past than simply thinking that all events are fake.

 

Also, it has been understood that the battle between Soga and Mononobe in the past is a battle between the pro-Buddhist faction, and the anti-Buddhist faction.
However, when the site of Shibukawaten Shrine in Shibukawa-cho, Yao City was constructed in 1935, the foundation of the tower used for the Buddhist facilities and many 
honeysuckle arabesque patterns' tiles were excavated from that location.
Since this remains is Shimokawa Abandoned Temple which is a residence of Momomobe, it is difficult to classify him as a simple Abandoned Buddha. I think that it was not the issue of the worship of the individual clans, but the conflict of the state rituals.

 

 

 

Shibukawaten shirine

 

 


 

 

 

Shimukawa shirine

 


【渋川神社】(しぶかわじんじゃ)① 大阪府八尾市

 

 

 

 

Mononobe  Moriya (物部 守屋, died 587) was an Ō-muraji, a high-ranking clan head position of the ancient Japanese Yamato state, having inherited the position from his father Mononobe no Okoshi. Like his father, he was a devoted opponent of Buddhism, which had recently been introduced to Japan from the mainland.
Alongside Nakatomi no Katsumi, Moriya worked to counteract the efforts of Soga no Umako, another high-ranking noble who supported the adoption of Buddhism. Though Mononobe and Nakatomi saw brief success under the reign of Emperor Bidatsu (572-585), his successor, Emperor Yōmei, became Buddhist and so Mononobe's fortunes turned.
Following the death of Emperor Yōmei in 587, Mononobe's party and Soga's each sought to influence the succession. The dispute quickly erupted into outright battle, in which Mononobe no Moriya is credited with setting fire to the first Buddhist temples in Japan, and tossing the first images of the Buddha, imported from Baekje, into the canals of the city of Naniwa (now Osaka). The conflict culminated in the Battle of Shigisan. There, the Soga were victorious, and Mononobe no Moriya was killed, along with Nakatomi no Katsumi and the young prince they sought to place on the throne.

 

 

 

 

Mononobe's tour in Yao city, Osaka

 

Shibukawaten shine - Shibukawa shirine - Daishougun-ji temple - Tomb of Mononobe Moriya - Kaburaya-tsuka - Yumishiro-tsuka- Kusumoto shirine (Kinomoto) - Kusumoto shirine (Minami Kinomoto) / Nishira-ji temple - Kusumoto shrine (Kita kinomoto) - Inaki no ato / kouren-ji temple

 

 

 

 

Atobe shrine

 

 

 

Daishougun-ji temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomb of Mononobe Moriya 

 

 

 

 

Kaburaya-tsuka

 

 

 

Yumishiro-tsuka

 

 

 

 

Kusumoto shirine (Kinomoto)

 

 

 

 

 

Kusumoto shirine (Minami Kinomoto)  /  Nishira-ji temple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kusumoto shrine (Kita kinomoto)

There is "Moriya Pond (A pond where the killed Moriya's head was washed)" in the Kusumoto shrine ground. In front of the pond, a monument of natural stone carved by "Moriya's neck wash pond" stands.

 

 

 

 

Inaki no ato / kouren-ji temple