Jizo In The Midst Of Old Tomb Stones

Stone monuments in Jion-Ji
Shot at Jion-ji, a Buddhist temple in Iwatsuki, Saitama city Tetsu Ozawa

There are many stone monuments in the precincts of Jion-ji and among them is a Jizo

I came to Jion-ji Temple in Iwatsuki, Saitama prefecture. It's an ancient temple that is said to have been built as far back as the 9th century. But few people seem to visit on an ordinary day, and the temple grounds were desertede. Only the autumn sunshine flooded the precincts of the temple.

When I was wandering around the grounds, there was a section where many old stone monuments were standing in one corner. If you look closely, they are not just stone monuments, they are all old gravestones. Maybe they are so old that they have become irrelevant with the passage of time.

Surrounded by gravestones, there are also a few Jizo's standing here and there. The Jizo standing still among the gravestones seems to be consoling neglected spirits.

JP

Where is Jion-ji?

PHOTO DATA

No

1372

Shooting Date

Nov 2007

Posted On

February 6, 2008

Place

Saitama City, Saitama

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM