Roadside Jizo 道端に立つお地蔵

Roadside shrine Jizoko

Women prepare for an annual memorial prayer for those who have died in traffic accidents.

Roadside shrine Jizoko 3

Tapping on the mokugyo (a fish-shaped wooden drum) to keep rhythm while chanting sutras.

Roadside shrine Jizoko 2

The Bodhisattva Jizo is believed to rescue the souls of those who have died.