The Wart Shrine
Warts. Just hearing their name makes you want to get rid of them faster than pronto. And what easier way, than to visit the Wart-Be-Gone Jizo at Nishiarai Daishi temple? Just toss a coin in the box and take a pinch of the sacred pile-o-salt to rub on the offending carbuncle, and this benevolent bodhisattva will cure what ails you.
If you’d like to visit Nishiarai Daishi temple the next time you’re in Tokyo, a map is on my website, The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had. Big thanks to Rorousha for introducing me to this fantastic temple and pointing out this odd little sub-shrine!
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