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Kozushima’s 100 Kannon
Kozushima is said to be the gathering point of all the deities living in the Izu Islands and a visit there reveals that there are many spots related to myths and legends. During the Edo period (1603-1868), pilgrimages to temples, especially the 100 dedicated to the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy Kannon, and collection of votive plates from them, was very popular and some of this popularity still remains. In Kozushima, the Anyado (imitating the Eastern Japan Bando Pilgrimage), Chichibudo (imitating the Chichibu Pilgrimage in Saitama Prefecture) and Kannondo (imitating the western Japan Saigoku Pilgrimage) are hosts to 100 stone pagodas. Perhaps visiting them will make your wishes come true.