A variety of small and large stone poles from the period of phallic worship comprises the object of worship in Miroku-do Hall. Additionally, Sotai Dosojin gods (pair of roadside guardian gods) are enshrined in a spot below the hall. They are also called Hoyo Dosojin (literally, “embracing roadside guardian gods”), because male and female Dosojin gods are depicted affectionately close to each other.
Because they stand on a pedestal carved with the Three Wise Monkeys that see, speak and hear no evil, they are called Jizo gods, or guardian gods, of disaster relief and child raising, and attract visits by many local mothers.


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