Mearai Jizo (Eye Washing Statue of Bodhisattva)
Healing water of the folk tale: "Anju and Zushio"
The story of "Sansho-Dayu" is famous for the tale of Anju and Zushio. In it, the grown-up Zushio and his blind mother are reunited, and rejoice over finding the other in good health ("tassha" in Japanese) at Tassha Coast in Sado. Water still bubbles up at the place where the mother washed her eyes, and Mearai Jizo is enshrined there. Anju Jizo Hall stands nearby, where a bath with the spring water has been set up by locals and is available for use.
- Heritage and Relics
- Tassha, Sado, Niigata 952-2135
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 60 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Senkakuwan Tassha（Kaifu Line） Approx. 3 minutes on foot from bus stop
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Points of interest near Mearai Jizo (Eye Washing Statue of Bodhisattva)
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- Pleasure Boats
- Light meal
- Tea House/Coffee Shop
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