This is a photo blog of Tokyo.
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!..
Pretty and unusual fotos in the cemetery!
Crafty! :)God bless you!Cezar
One of the most important Buddhist temples, if I remember correctly ...and these statues cemetery are magnificent!Thanks for sharing!
a lil scary and pretty at the sametime, i like the contrast between the clothing and the grey of the statues
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.
your photos all have a lot of interesting cultural implications. thanks very much. all the way from venice beach http://rmrkbl.blogspot.com/
Many believe these statues will save them from hell if you leave them tokens and take care of them.
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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