In the ocean of ** Muro
Despite of ** giving, six desires
Are born with its depth,
hidden away by a weak rain.
Those who can get rid of *** this world Ł
not much. Thus, human being
Rice and sake, kura-kura (full of storehouse)
Jaku-jaku (full of tanks)!
Ł˘¨Symbols which indicate the connection of
¨means unreadable character
ĄFrom Big Edo Prints Ą
Starting from the beginning of the Edo era, there
were religious districts called Jisha-chi where temple / shine
magistrate reigned monks and Shinto priests independently from
the town magistrate.
Temple / shine magistrate is one of the most powerful 3 magistrates
in the Edo government, assigned from the feudal lord. It was ranked
higher than the town magistrate who was assigned from Hatamoto
(Shogun's retainers), which indicates the high respects on religion
in those days.