NIPPON Kichi - 日本吉

2008/1/8

大豆坂地蔵尊 Oomamesaka-jizou-son Omamezaka Jizo-son

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Japan’s largest Jizo Bosatsu statue with a height of 4 m is enshrined at the side of National Route 4 in Sanbongi Town in Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture. It was erected in 1765 in the Edo period to appease the souls of the criminals who were burned at the stake. Beside the statue is another smaller Jizo Bosatsu holding babies under both arms. Today, a lot of families visit this place to pray for children’s growth and fine health.

In April every year, a festival is dedicated to this Jizo Bosatsu. The Chigo (children in ancient costumes) parade and the traffic safety campaign parade, in which 200 local organizations participate, are held in the town. Spectators along the road applaud and cheer on the children wearing elegant costumes and walking proudly hand in hand with their mothers.

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33-1 Aza-Omame, Sanbongi, Osaki, Miyagi Prefecture 989-6321
name
Omamezaka Jizo-son
phone
0229-52-6724




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