Bodai-Ji (菩提寺)


Bodai-Ji is the Buddhist temple that presides over Mount Osore, organizing the yearly Itako Taisai festival, where itako‚—traditional blind shamans—summon the spirits of the dead and deliver messages from them in their own voices.

The temple oversees the entire Osore area, which contains many small statues of the bodhisattva Jizo, as well as charms and effigies left by visitors as gifts to the souls of children that Jizo watches over.

Effigy of a child left on Mount Osore.

Bodai-Ji (菩提寺)

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