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Jizo statues in the Kaikōzan Hase-dera Buddhist temple in the city of Kamakura, Japan.


  • Ruth Palmer
    Ruth Palmerabout 7 years ago

    Haha! Excellent!

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensalmost 7 years ago

    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

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensalmost 7 years ago

    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.

    – Nicholas Averre

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensalmost 7 years ago

    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?

  • xssif
    xssifabout 6 years ago


  • Nicholas Averre
    Nicholas Averreabout 6 years ago

    Cheers Paul, he lives just outside Tokyo with a lot of his friends.

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Many thanks Scott.

    – Nicholas Averre

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture!!!!

  • Thank you very much Cheryl!

    – Nicholas Averre

  • francebluebird
    francebluebirdover 5 years ago

    very nice shot !

  • Many thanks Patrick, I’m delighted you like it. Cheers!

    – Nicholas Averre

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