2021/08/01

Jizo Do Hall Legends

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Jizoodoo 地蔵堂 Jizo-Do Hall Legends


箭先地蔵堂 Sensaki Jizo Do Hall - Sekigahara
岐阜県不破郡関ケ原町大字藤下275-2 / Gifu Fuwa district, Toge

. Jizō - Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 - Introduction .

. Kyoto 上徳寺 Jotoku-Ji .
yotsugi Jizo Do 世継地蔵堂 "Heir Jizo Hall"

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....................................................................... Aichi 愛知県  
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知多郡 Chita district 美浜町 Mihama town

Sakashimagawa Jizo 逆しま川地蔵尊 Jizo Bosatsu from River Sakashima
Once upon a time, an old woman from 北奥田 Kita-Okada had a dream:
"If you built 地蔵堂 a Jizo Do Hall at the place where the river runs upside down, your family will be for ever prosperous!"
They found a place where the water was running upside down and built a hall to venerate Jizo Bosatsu.
The water of the river went back to flow normally.
The family of the old woman became prosperous.
Washing with the water of such a river will take away warts.
. ibotori 疣取り / イボ取り / いぼとり take away warts .
There are many rivers named Sakagawa 逆川(さかがわ、さかさがわ、さかさまがわ) "river flowing upside down" - - - More in the WIKIPEDIA !




....................................................................... Aomori 青森県 
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Sometimes the farmers hear the sound of the door of 地蔵堂 the Jizo-Do Hall open and close,
sometimes at the temple there is the sound of someone using water in the kitchen ...
If this happens, a parishioner of the temple has died.




....................................................................... Fukushima 福島県 
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いわき市 Iwaki city 四倉町 Yotsukura town

hanatori Jizo 鼻取地蔵 / 鼻取り地蔵 Jizo picking his nose
During the rice planting season, the statue of Hanatori Jizo 鼻取地蔵 Jizo picking his nose changes into a young man to help the farmers.
The fields below 地蔵堂 the Jizo-Do Halll are called
Jizo Sama no Ta 地蔵様の田 fields of Venerable Jizo sama.
The farmers never use fertilizer or horses in these fields.
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Once a boy helped with rice planting, but the farmer chided it for picking its nose too often.
There came another child and helped instead with the work.
When the farmer wanted to thank this child and searched for it,
he found small dirty footprints on the slope up to 地蔵堂 the Jizo-Do Hall.
Jizo had come to help and the farmer was very greatful.




....................................................................... Ibaraki 茨城県 
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利根町 Tone town

mabiki no ema 間引きの絵馬 votive tabled for Mabiki
At 地蔵堂 the Jizo-Do Hall in the remains of 布川城址 Fukawa castle there is 絵馬 an ema votive tablet for Mabiki.
If the amulet is reflected in the sliding door, it shows horns on the head of the woman.
At the side stands 地蔵様 Jizo Bosatsu, crying.
. mabiki 間引き "thinning out".


....................................................................... Osaka 大阪府  
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. hoosoo 疱瘡 伝説 Hoso - Legends about Smallpox .
In the 地蔵堂 the Jizo-Do Hall in Central Osaka they sell an ema 絵馬 votive tablet by
Chinzei Hachiro Tametomo 鎮西八郎為朝 / Minamoto no Tametomo (源為朝).
People buy it and hang it at the front door. This will prevent children from getting smallpox.
A ema 絵馬 votive tablet with Tametomo driving out the demons, depicted as 疱瘡神 Hosogami.
This amulet was quite popular when an epidemy of smallpox occured, before the Meiji period.
. Minamoto no Tametomo (源為朝) (1139 – 1170) .


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- reference : Nichibun Yokai Database -
40 地蔵堂 collecting
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