January 18, 2010

Jizo Statues n Zojo-ji Temple






I took these photos in Zojo-ji temple yesterday.
Those Jizo statues have lovely face.
They set wind mils by those statues.

(Note)
These photos were taken on January 17 , 2010.

9 comments:

Malyss said...

Those little statues have such lovely faces! I wonder what they represent?.. And why do people protect them with clothes?..Those pictures are so interesting, but lead to ask so much questions for a foreigner!..

Leif Hagen said...

Pretty and unusual fotos in the cemetery!

Cezar and Léia said...

Crafty! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

amatamari© said...

One of the most important Buddhist temples, if I remember correctly ...
and these statues cemetery are magnificent!
Thanks for sharing!

Sincerely Alej said...

a lil scary and pretty at the sametime, i like the contrast between the clothing and the grey of the statues

you-wee because said...

I've never seen something like the figurines at San'en-zan Zōjō-ji before. Really amazing!
The statues remind me a little of Playmobil figures (toy figures for children), because you can dress and undress some of their parts / equipment - similiar to the clothes of the Zōjō-ji temple statues with their kind of clothing.

Enjoy (?!) your workweek as much as possible - and keep on capturing such interesting places!

Regards from Germany, Uwe.

Sam R said...

your photos all have a lot of interesting cultural implications. thanks very much.

all the way from venice beach

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Anonymous said...

Many believe these statues will save them from hell if you leave them tokens and take care of them.

Anonymous said...

jizo statues sometimes have clothing made for them because people believe that jizo is the protector of women, children and travelers. In the case of children, there is a tradition of appealing to jizo with regard to children not born due to abortions or miscarriages. Sometimes people make clothing as they contemplate a child not born due to abortion or miscarriage - and they give the clothing as a sign of love and care for them.

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