A festival to pray to ward off evil that has been held since long ago
Aizen Yakuyoke Jizoson festival is annually held on February 13-14th at the hall of Aizen Jizo-son in Shimoyoshida Azumacho. It is said that the ears of the enshrined Jizoson open from the noon of the February 13th for 24 hours, to listen to the prayers of good people, and to expel evils. People in their climacteric year (25, 42, 61 for male, 19, 33, 37, 61 for female) offer dumplings of the number of their age to Jizoson to break the jinx. People of any age may also pray for expelling evils, offering the number of dumplings of their age. This event has long been popular among the people in and out of the city, and the place bustles with many visitors and various outdoor stalls.
〜Restoration of Jizo-son (the principle image of Buddha) for the first time in 130 years〜
Aizen Jizo-son statue had been erected in 1482, and was restored in 1885, about 130 years ago.
As it got worn over the time, the statue was restored in 2017.
People feel close to this Jizo-son as a miracle-working deity and pray to it for protection from evil, and for good luck for daily life, family, business, and marriage.
We hope that many of you visit this renovated Jizo-son and make prayers to ward off seven evils and invite seven lucks.
|Opening Times||Feb 13 and 14|
|Transport||Public transport: Get off at Yoshiikeonsenmae Sta. on the Fujikyuko Line. It is then approx. 14 minutes on foot.|
Car: It is approx. 12 minutes from Kawaguchiko I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.