August 23 (Thurs) and 24 (Fri) , 2018

Shusse Jizo, Jizobon

Located on the west side of Mido-suji Avenue, today's Dotonbori 2-chome area has been called Kurouemon-cho and crowded with people as an entertainment area since the Edo period (1603 - 1867). Ojizo-san (stone statue) is an ancient symbol in the area. Its nickname "Shusse Jizo" (stone statue symbolizing success) derives from the fact that many geiko and actors have visited the statue to pray for their success. Although the statue was once lost in the Bombing of Osaka during the war, it was found in soil a few years after the war and situated in the present location. Many people still visit the statue today praying for their good fortune. Jizobon Festival is held every year to pray for local children's healthy growth.

出世地蔵尊 地蔵盆

Please visit Dotonbori lined with sacred zelkova trees and the Ojizo-san decorated with tasteful lanterns.

Date August 23 (Thurs) and 24 (Fri) , 2018
Description Jizo-do hall will be decorated with lanterns, sutras will be recited at 15:00, and cold drinks will be served at 17:00 for the occasion (admission free).
Access 2-1, Dotonbori, Chuo-ku, Osaka (3 minutes walk from "Namba" subway station and "Osaka Namba" station exit 25 in Hanshin/Kintetsu line , 6 minutes walk from "Namba" station in Nankai line)
出世地蔵尊 地蔵盆

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