Hanakake Jizo(Hanakake Jizo)


Jizo who made herself a vicarious sacrifice

Two statues of Jizo Bosatsu were carved on a large rock located along Dainichi-toge Pass. Legend has it that after Hidari Jingoro, a sculptor in the Edo Period, cut off his apprentice’s nose in an attempt to simply admonish the apprentice, this Jizo Bosatsu lost her nose as a sacrifice of the apprentice. Over the years, the features of the statues’ faces have weathered away.


Yunomine, Hongu, Tanabe City
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A twenty-five-minute walk from Yunomine Onsen, and a 45-minute walk from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. Both routes are steep climbs.

Recommended spot

Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine > Yunomine Onsen (Dainichi-goe)