Mission Photograph Album - Japan - O.P. #01 Page 0194
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JanOP1-194:1 Jozo is the compassionate helper of those in trouble. He is
the patron of travellers pregnant women and of children. His image is
often heaped with pebbles, which serve in the other world to relieve the
labors of the young who have been robbed of their garments by the hag
named, Shozuka-mo-baba, and then set by her to perform the endless task of
piling stones on the bank of the river Saino-Kawara, the Buddhist Styx.
JanOP1-194:2 Shinkaichi street, Kobe, Japan. The name of the street is
"New Opened Ground." It was a river before it was a street as can be
verified by the present appearance. Building to the left is a theatre,
note the attractive signs. Methodism builds character in this same town by
means of a fine big school, namely, Kwansei Gakuin, 1,500 enrolled.
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