"Hakusan-jinja Shrine" which is good for toothache, introduced in "KYOTO CHISHIN" the other day.
Today, I would like to introduce you to "Nurikobe Jizo" which stands on the roadside near Fushimi Inari Taisha.
It is a stone Buddhist statue about one meter high, and it is known nationwide as a Jizo to prevent toothache.
It was originally located in the cemetery outside the border of the nearby temple, and was enshrined in a hall painted with earth.
It is said that "Nurikome Jizo" came to be called "Nurikobe Jizo".
It especially benefits people with toothaches, and the "Dental memorial service" is held every June 4 by Fukakusa Inari Hoshokai.
You will receive a blessing by stroking the stone placed in front of the Jizo and rubbing the affected area with your hands.
It is also unique to give a toothbrush as a present to the visitors of "Dental memorial service".
In addition, people who live far away or who can't go anywhere can visit the shrine by postcard or letter.
Around the Jizo statue, there are a lot of postcards from all over the country that express their wishes and thanks for preventing toothache!
This is a Jizo statue that is widely known for its fact that mail can be delivered by just "Kyoto Nurikobe Jizo".
Starting today "Teeth and Mouth Health Week", I want to spend my time with healthy teeth.
Fukakusa Daimon-cho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City
5 minutes walk from Keihan Fushimi-Inari Station