Suzuki Shigenari was a hereditary vassal to the Tokugawa family. He was born in 1588 in Morioka village, Norisada-go, Kamo-gun District, Mikawa Province, and was called Saburo-kuro. During the Shimabara-Amakusa Rebellion, he joined the attack against Hara Castle. After the rebellion, he was assigned to Tomioka as the first local governor in Amakusa and dedicated himself to restoring Amakusa, which had been devastated. He identified the high kokudaka (tax burden) as being the reason for the rebellion and is said to have requested that the shogunate halve it. He was deified as “Suzuki-sama” by the Amakusa people, and there are many places to worship him throughout the island. The monument built for him at Zuirinji Temple is a designated cultural property of Reihoku Town.