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Jizo statues in the Kaikōzan Hase-dera Buddhist temple in the city of Kamakura, Japan.
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Great image Nicholas, love the DOF.An image to contemplate about, and one that makes me feel sad knowing what these statues stand for. But isn’t that what art is all about? Provoking emotions?Keep traveling Nicholas.
Thanks very much Peter. It was a bit of a shock when I first saw these wonderful little statues adorned wth modern trinkets but I learned that the hats and scarves were made to keep them warm in the cold japanese winters by people who pray in the temple. Certainly makes an interesting contrast of cultures. Cheers!
– Nicholas Averre
There’s more to it then that Nicholas. These sculptures represent children that have passed away. It’s the parents that dress them. That’s also the reason why they have toys, as you can see. A sad scene altogether, but nicely captured.
Goodness Peter, that does put an altogether different veiw on the scene and I’m a tad embarrassed I did not know. These are just a few of many that line the gardens of the Temple and I wished now I took more time there.
Yes it does, but it’s still a great capture. Even one with more emotional value if you realize what’s behind it.I guess there were little colorful windmills too?
UHM, WHERE IS HE, ….WHAT AN ARRANGEMENT…
Cheers Paul, he lives just outside Tokyo with a lot of his friends.
Many thanks Scott.
Thank you very much Cheryl!
very nice shot !
Many thanks Patrick, I’m delighted you like it. Cheers!
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