3/19/2012

O-Fuku Jizo

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. Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 .
Kshitigarbha


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O-Fuku Jizo Sama お福地蔵さま O-Fuku Jizo

大山福地蔵尊







Now at 東京都板橋区大山町54


Itabashi 板橋  was a busy crossroads during the Edo period, where the Kawagoe Road and the Kamakura Kaido Road crossed.
川越街道と鎌倉街道

source : area.rehouse.co.jp


More than 150 years ago at this busy crossroads, sometimes people and horsed died.
So a woman named O-Fuku made it her duty to bury the people and horses at a certain place. The ancestors of the Onta Family 恩田家 held O-Fuku in great respect for this kind deed and when she died, they erected a small Jizo Hall in this place in her honor.

There are now three special days to visit here for prayers.

August 13 is the death memorial day for O-Fuku.
The other days are August 3 and August 23.

If you visit on one of these days, you get a special token from the members of the local Shopping Mall.



大山福地蔵尊オリジナルパスネット Passnet
Original Pass-Net card
to board the Trains and Underground of Tokyo.

福地蔵尊通り命名記念会





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Ocha-agare Jizo お茶あがれ地蔵 Jizo drinking tea

In Kami-ikebukuro (上池袋)

In the Genroku priod, the ghost of a woman who was not allowed to marry the man of her choice and had died appeared around the statue of Jizo every night and sighed:

お茶上がれーお茶上がれー
"Have some tea, have some tea"
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and something not related to Itabashi in Tokyo

Itabashi Jizo-son Taisai Festival
January 23 and 24

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It is one of the biggest Itabashi Jizo-son (or Sofukuin Temple) festival, and many people come to give a special supplication. It has been said if you visit this temple on this day, you bump into your dream person, a person who looks like a deceased family member.

Soufukuin Temple 宗福院 地蔵堂
Itabashi, Odawara-city, Kanagawa Prefecture
source : www.wasavvy.com

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. Jizo Bosatsu 地蔵菩薩 .


O-Fudo Sama Gallery

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