Anko Jizo

A monk called Kazan who lived during the Edo period and moved to this area because he found Ogawa the most comfortable place to live while touring the country, built a statue of Jizo to entrust it with saving people when he realized that he was about to die.
Even though Monk Kazan, who loved children and quickly gained the trust of the villagers, was transformed into a Jizo, the respect for him deepened year by year.
Today, the Anko Jizo Memorial Service and Bon Odori dance are held every year on the last Sunday of the Bon Festival, and the monk's favorite sweet bean paste is applied to the mouth of the Jizo as a memorial service.