Located on the west side of Mido-suji Avenue, today’s Dotonbori 2-chome area has been called Kurouemon-cho and crowded with people as an entertainment area since the Edo period (1603 – 1867). Ojizo-san (stone statue) is an ancient symbol in the area. Its nickname “Shusse Jizo” (stone statue symbolizing success) derives from the fact that many geiko and actors have visited the statue to pray for their success. Although the statue was once lost in the Bombing of Osaka during the war, it was found in soil a few years after the war and situated in the present location. Many people still visit the statue today praying for their good fortune. Jizobon Festival is held every year to pray for local children’s healthy growth.
Jizo-do hall will be decorated with lanterns, sutras will be recited at 15:00, and cold drinks will be served at 17:00 for the occasion (admission free).