BLOGWalking2020.10.06

"Meyami Jizo" at Chugen-ji Temple in Gion

October is designated as the "Eye Protection Month" and October 10 as the "Eyes Day" in Japan.

I would like to take this opportunity to consciously take my eyes off the screen of a mobile phone.

There must be many people who visit Jizo, which is said to bring luck around their eyes.

For example, "Chugen-ji Temple" which is located in the Gion shopping district, a short distance from Keihan Gion-shijo Station.

The Jizo statue enshrined in this main hall is called "Meyami Jizoson" and is popular.

This Jizo statue is said to have been enshrined when the Kamo-gawa River flooded in the past.

When praying to the Jizo, the rain stopped and the flood subsided, so it was called "Ameyami Jizo".

There is an anecdote that Jizo saved a drowning person in a flooding river.

Furthermore, the legend that he became a substitute for a person suffering from an eye disease has been changed from "Ameyami" to "Meyami".

It is said that he transferred his eye disease to his right eye, which still looks red and bloodshot.

October, the month for the protection of your eyes, may be a good time to visit Mayami Jizoson.

Although it is located in a corner of the lively Gion shopping district, the precincts are surrounded by a calm atmosphere.


Chugen-ji Temple (Meyami Jizoson)
585-1, Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City
3 minutes walk from Keihan Gion-shijo Station


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