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.
A twenty-five-minute walk from Yunomine Onsen, and a 45-minute walk from Kumano Hongu Taisha Grand Shrine. Both routes are steep climbs.
Mifune Matsuri Festival – a Finale of the Kumano Taisha Grand Shrine Matsuri Festival (One of the Annual Grand Festivals Held at Kumano Hayatama Taisha Grand Shrine)
（Kumano Hayatama Taisha Reitai-sui, Mifune Matsuri）