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The 'Jizo Faith' born from Japan's oldest 'Sacred Mountain'
Mt. Daisen is the oldest sacred mountain in Japan mentioned in the "Izumo no Kuni Fudoki", an ancient national manuscript. The majestic view from the summit reminds one of the myth of how the area was formed; the Yumigahama Peninsula extending out from the foot of Mt. Daisen was pulled in by rope from Noto.
It is believed that the Jizo Bodhisattva of Daisenji emerged from a pond at the summit, blessing the water and saving all things from the suffering of this world. People took pilgrimage to seek the 'holy water' that brings long life and the Jizo Bodhisattva's protection, as well as blessings for abundant harvests. The unique belief that Daisen's water and the Jizo Bodhisattva were connected spread throughout the San'in and Sanyou regions as the 'Daisen Faith' during the Kamakura Period.