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The headless stone statue of Jizo, or Kubinashi-Jizo, is enshrined on a hill with an elevation of 65m., located at the south foot of Mt.Yatsuo, Deguchi Cho, Fuchu City in Hirosima Pref. It is about 20 Km_ northwest of Fukuyama of Station on the Sanyo Line, JR, or about 1,500m north of Fuchu Station on the Fukuen Line, JR.
It is neither known when this stone statue, which measures 35 X 20 X 11(cm), was first enshrined, nor whom it represents. Nevertheless, it is considered to be fairly old. According to an old man of the town, it was seen standing beside a farm road 80 m. south of the present position at the beginning of Showa Era (1926-1989), and it was already without head at the time.
It is likely that during the construction work to Widen the city roads in the 45th Year Of Showa(1970), this statue was pushed up with other stones onto the 30 m. high hill, and deeply buried.
On the dawn of May 18, in the 52nd year of Showa(1977), the Jizo appeared in the dream of a religious man of Shin-machi, Fuchu City. The man received an oracle saying, "I am buried in the plowed field on the hill. If you unearth me and enshrine, I will answer the prayers." This dream came true. The Jizo was found and enshrined, and many prayers were answered. Later a new site for precinct was procured and the Jizo was transferred here on May 16 in the 54th year of Showa (1979).
The visions of the Jizo that appeared in the dreams of the religious man, as well as others later, describe the figure as handsome and strong, yet possessing 8 delicate face.
Many instances of worshipers who were cured of head aches, pains in the waists, legs and other parts of the body have been reported. The tale of the Jizo's favor has spread widely by word of mouth, and devotees are coming from all parts of the country in great numbers now.
Not only did the Jizo cure all manner of diseases, but offered counsel on matters of children, business, study, and human relations.
Among those who pray, there are but a few people who chant sutra of religious sect of his own instead of the Jizo sutra, Also some pray touching the Jizo personally while others do not. Any of the above methods will be acceptable. The sincerity of a person performing prayers is the most important quality.
Two kinds of experiences are reported by worshipers whose prayers are heard. One is that worshipers feel relieved of the pain on the spots and the other is that they temporarily fell in worse condition suddenly but soon recover, In case devotees can not personally visit the shine and pray, a member of family may come and pray in their behalf.
The Jizo Festival is held at 9 AM on the 18th of every month with a large attendance.