This statue is popularly referred to as Hanakake Ebisu.
This shrine is dedicated to five male deities and three female deities closely associated with Amaterasu-omikami. Within the same grounds is Ebisu jinja, where a statue of the deity of luck, Ebisu, is enshrined. This statue is popularly referred to as Hanakake Ebisu (lit. Ebisu with chipped nose). It is believed that the nose is the result of a popular custom, where fishermen come in the dead of night to shave fragments off Ebisu's nose to keep as good-luck charms. In January, "hatsuwarai" (firstlaugh) ritual is held in which fishermen offer their laughter facing the sea to call for a good fortune.