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Japanese Statue - Jizo - Guardian Of Children In Japan
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One of many statues of Jizo, god of children, in the grounds of Daijoji temple, a Zen training institute in Kanazawa City, northern Japan.
Jizo is a bodhisattva known as Ksitigarbha in Sanskrit, one of the four principal bodhisattvas of Mahayana Buddhism (Bodhisattva is often translated as 'saint' - someone who is within reach of achieving enlightenment and Buddhahood, but who has decided to postpone doing so until he/she has achieved certain things in this world).
In Japan, he is sometimes respectfully referred to as Ojizo-sama, especially by women. He is seen as the guardian of children, especially those who die before their parents and in particular, stillborn or aborted foetuses. He is also seen as a protector of travellers and saviour of souls suffering in hell; thus statues of him are common beside roads and in graveyards.
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January 5th, 2014
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