A ’wishing stone’ is enshrined here Iwaya-jinja Shrine

According to records, on a particular day in the year 547, a glowing object suddenly fell from the heavens onto a the housing of a cave; this object was dubbed a ’wishing stone’ and was designated as the principal object of worship at Iwaya-jinja Shrine, where a temple was built. Similar to Hikosan Gongen, the enshrined deities here are Izanami-no-mikoto, Izanagi-no-mikoto, and Ameno-oshihomimi-no-mikoto. The word ”hoju” (wishing stone) is a Buddhist term referring to a symbol of a Buddha, meaning a mysterious stone that can grant wishes. It’s said that gazing at it will cause you to go blind, and that to this day no one has looked upon it.

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