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Stone marker dedicated to Sugiyama Kengyo, a blind acupuncturist who attained great fame in the mid-Edo period. It appears Sugiyama went through a period of doubt over his skills. After a of ascetic practice in a cave on the seaward side of the island, and many prayers to the goddess Benzaiten (she represents cultural attainments, among other things), Sugiyama envisioned a way to perfect his medical practice. According to lore, he remained a patron of Benzaiten and the island's shrines until his death in 1694.

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