Petitioner Shigemori Taira had Busshi Nenshin sculpted it in Kamakura era. Currently it is one of the Hiroshima prefectural designated cultural properties.
The seated figure is an embossed carving of granite, and 2.7m in height, 4.7m in width. It soaks to shoulder height at the high tide, and its whole body appears at ebb tide. Such a jizo is rare in Japan.
The rock reads “There is forbidden to kill animals within a 1 cho (approximately 110m) radius,” and “Using your magical power, protect anybody from bad circumstances.”
A Buddhist memorial service is held in the evening of the last Saturday in July every year. The islanders worship the jizo and enjoy summer night atmosphere with a variety of stands and stalls.