Jizo

By: smkelly8

Jun 13 2011

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/6.3
Focal Length:32mm
ISO:100
Shutter:1/160 sec
Camera:NIKON D3000


According to Wikipedia,

In Japan, Ksitigarbha, known as Jizō, or Ojizō-sama as he is respectfully known, is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children, particularly children who died before their parents. Since the 1980s, he has been worshiped as the guardian of the souls of mizuko, the souls of stillborn, miscarried or aborted fetuses, in the ritual of mizuko kuyō (水子供養, lit. offering to water children).

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