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02/24/2018

The legend of the “Gankake” in Usu-cho, Hokkaido

What does "Gankake"(GA-N-KA-KE) means?
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"Gankake"(GA-N-KA-KE) means to
make a humble entreaty,
or in other words,
pray(or wish) to  God or  Buddha.

The legend  of the “Gankake”in Usu-cho.


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(Jizo-do)
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(Ojizo-sama)
 
A long long time ago,
 
 
Ojizo-sama drifted into the Usu Sea.
 
 
People built a "Jizo-do" in the place in which
 
 
"Ojizo-sama" drifted upon and worshiped it.
 
 
Someone wiped "Ojizo-sama"
 
 
wishing for their mother to get better.
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After a while
 
 
Her mother get better.
 
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Some people touched the cloth to their knees
 
 
after wiping Ojizo-sama's knees.
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What a surprisel!
 
 
The pain disappeared.
 
 
As the word spread,
 
 
many peole came to wipe ojizo-sama.
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Ojizo-sama is always wishing for
 
 
everyone's happiness.
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Usu “Health”and “Good luck”Project
 
 
 
In 2015,
 
 
The Usu Vacation Village Projyect
 
 
started "MA-CHI-O-KO-SHI"
 
 
or in other words to revitalize the town.
 
 
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photo Wipe-OMAMORI (Fuku-OMAMORI)
 
The wipe -OMAMORI(Fuku-OMAMORI),
 
 
is a product that has been prayed
for health and good luck at Usu-Zenko-ji.
 
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Usu Zenko-ji Zen-chan's song is a song
 
that sings sbout the Ojizo-sama and was made
 
just for this project.
 
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Ojizo-sama's temple is called Zenko-ji JIzo-do.
It is 15 minutes on foot from Usu-Zenko-ji.
 

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