“Ojizo-san* Matsuri/Event of guardian deity of children” is held on every August 23 in Tassha, Aikawa.
*Ojizo-san is the most popular Buddha in Japan. Its appearance is like human monk wearing a robe. And some Ojizou-san wears a bib because Jizo helps specially children.
In this area, 23rd is a day to celebrate guardian deity of children.
There are 2 Ojizo-san places here, and local people visit there with flowers and paper lantern.
One of the places has a public bath of natural water there, and you can take a bath there for free.
This area is called “Tassha” because a blind mother could meet her son in the conditon of “Tassha”/well/safely there.
Also, it’s said that she regained her eyesight after washing them with the natural water there.
A local lady heats the natural bath water with wood almost every day, and you can enjoy a little hot spring with positive energy here.
Time: Opened all year round
Fee: For free. Ojizo-san will be happy if you put some money in offertory boxes at the entrance. The money will be used for maintenance for that bath.