The Jizō Statues of Nashi-no-Ki — 1,000s of Unique Offerings of Thanks

A Hidden Treasure on Sado Island, Japan

A Jizō stands beside the entrance stairs to the forested Nashi no Ki Jizō.
Nashi-no-Ki Jizō Shrine. (All photos ©Diane Tincher)

Up a narrow mountain road on the island of Sado, I came upon a remarkable shrine. If you’re not looking carefully, it’s easy to miss the small sign and narrow driveway that leads behind bushes and into a forested area overgrown…



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