Before arriving at Shido-ji, I found the inner shrine of Shido-ji and paid my respects. I was curious about the meaning of “Uonomido (魚霊堂)” written in front of the gate, so I looked it up.
There is a legend that during the reign of Emperor Keiko in Japanese mythology, a son of Nihon Takeru-no-Mikoto was ordered by the Emperor to exterminate a large fish that attacked ships and ate people in the sea of Tosa. When the large fish hid in Shido-ura, it was exterminated by him. Later the villagers feared that the large fish was cursed, so they built a small hall called Uomido and dedicated it to Jizo Bosatsu.Jizo-ji