Oyone Jizo statue

Nishiwaga Town

Southern Iwate

``Rice = Oyone'' that appears in the song ``Sawauchi Jinku'' It is said that in the past, it was a rice-growing area called the Hidden Rice Field of the Nanbu domain, and was said to have a rice yield of 1,000 koku or 3,000 koku. The Great Tenpo Famine struck the village, and in that year, it was difficult not only to receive annual tax rice, but also to survive the famine, and the villagers, who were at a loss, offered a daughter named Kome to the feudal lord in exchange for annual tax rice. The village was saved, but the rice never returned. A rice Jizo erected to honor the daughter's dedication is enshrined on the grounds of Joenji Temple.

3-45 Ota, Sawanai, Nishiwaga-machi, Waga-gun, 029-5614
Joenji Temple
Phone number 0197-85-2350

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