January 13, 2006, the Jizo Peace Center donated a
stuatue of Jizo to Keiro Retirement Home, Los Angeles, CA.
This occurred during the home’s lovely New Year’s
celebration, special holiday meal, and performance by the
Awaya Kai Koto Ensemble led by Sensai Yoko Awaya. Many of
the Keiro residents appeared quite familiar with Jizo and
joked by calling Ruth “O Jizo San” when it came
time to introduce the Awaya Kai performers.