Tokyo Stroll Supplement: Hakusan / Koishikawa Area
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This temple has an unusual type of Jizō statue, a shibarare Jizō, a "bound Jizō" which dates from 1602. This refers to a practice that started in the Edo Period of tying a string around a statue of Jizō as part of a prayer, when the prayer is answered the string is to be removed. Originally at this temple it was for the recovery of stolen or lost property, now people do for pretty much anything.
The shibarare Jizō of Rinsenji is mentioned by Kodō Nomura in one of his Zenigata Heiji stories.
Created July 10, 2919 | Content last updated
May 10, 2019