December 24 is a day when the world is excited.
Do you know it's "Osame No Jizo" day?
It is a festival day for Jizo Bosatsu to thank Jizo for a year and pray for a new year of perfect health.
The "Kegon-ji Temple (Kegonji)", nicknamed the Suzumushi-dera Temple, has a "Ennichi Hoyo of Jizo Bosatsu".
Look at the foot of "Kouhuku Jizo (Happiness Jizo)" at Suzumushi Temple.
Surprisingly, he is wearing "Waraji (straw sandals)!
When you visit Suzumushi-dera Temple, give your name and address and make a wish.
It is said that a Jizo wearing "Waraji (straw sandals)" will come to make your wish come true on foot.
When it comes to Christmas, many people think of Santa Claus.
I pray at Suzumushi-dera Temple and make a wish.
And I would like to look forward to a Kouhuku Jizo (Happiness Jizo) coming by my pillow someday.
Suzumushi-ji Temple (Kegon-ji Temple)
31 Matsumuro Jie-cho, Nishikyo Ward, Kyoto City
Three minutes walk from Kyoto bus stop Koke-dera Temple and Suzumushi-dera Temple