a very small area lies a virtual treasure trove of items of historical
interest: the Imamiya ruins, a monument to the Tobita Taishi Jizoson deity,
the monument in the Tobita graveyard to those who died without any relatives,
and the image of the deity Taishi Jizo. The graveyard was relocated to
this area as a part of the town plan during the Genna period (1615-1624).
There was also an execution ground here at the time, and the facility
was known as one of the seven major burial grounds of Osaka. An area of
approximately 6-7 km2 around Minami-Kasumi-cho Station on the Hankai Tramway
was previously a graveyard, and it is said that there was approximately
300 m2 set aside to the east for people who died without any surviving
relatives. The Taishi Jizo was a famous image of the Jizo deity, and was
located within the graveyard. Its soft, gentle facial expression is full
of sympathy and benevolence.
Location : 1-5-2 Taishi