Ishiusuzuka (millstones mound)

Home to masonry where a mound of millstones sits quietly in the Kodomari area of Sado

Kodomari in the Hamochi area prospered from masonry, together with the adjacent Tsubakio area in Mano. Masons in Kodomari also gained a widespread reputation as sculptors of Buddhist stone statues. Millstones used to be one of life's necessities, but with the progress of the times, they slid into obscurity. The mound of millstones was founded by locals to express regret. In 1977, millstones at each household were collected and and then dedicated to Hakusan Shrine in the area.

  • Heritage and Relics
1494 Hamochi Kodomari, Sado, Niigata 952-0514
Transport Access
Ogi Port Approx 15 by car
Nearest bus stop
Kodomari(Ogi Line) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Approximately 55 minutes by car from Sado Kisen's Ryotsu Ferry Terminal