Among all the Jizo statues facing the same direction, only one of them turned away

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Shot at Matsuchiyama-Shoden, a Buddhist temple in Asakusa, Tokyo
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The Matsuchiyama-Shoden is a sub-institute of famous Senso-ji Temple, and even though it is located not far from the Senso-ji, the temple grounds were empty. It seems that even the many worshippers to the Senso-ji Temple rarely visit this temple. In contrast to the Senso-ji Temple, which is crowded with visitors even on weekdays, the precincts of this temple were filled with silence. The quiet precincts of the temple were a perfect sanctuary.

In a corner of the temple grounds, there was a line of Jizo statues. They were all lined up in a row facing the same direction, but only one of them was facing a different direction. It was as if he had become embarrassed and turned his back on his friends. I was somewhat relieved to find that even among the always smiling Jizo, some were just as cynical as those in the human world.

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Oct 2015 STILL LIFE TOKYO
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PHOTO DATA

No

9537

Shooting Date

Sep 2015

Posted On

October 23, 2015

Modified On

January 31, 2022

Place

Asakusa, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL

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