Ksitigarbha In Setagaya Kannon

Ksitigarbha in Setagaya Kannon
Shot at Setagaya Kannon, a Buddhist temple in Setagaya, Tokyo Tetsu Ozawa

The statue had a Khakkhara and a Cintamani

Out of the gate of the temple, a statue of Kṣitigarbha was stationed. Ksitigarbha was called 'Jizo' or 'Ojizo-san' endearingly in Japan. Yet it was not given the place in the precinct in this temple. Seemingly, it didn't care about the fact. It stood majestically and watched the people passing through the approach way.

What it held in its left hand was Cintamani, a wish-fulfilling jewel within Buddhist traditions. In the other hand, it held a Khakkhara.

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Where is Setagaya Kannon?

PHOTO DATA

No

8962

Shooting Date

Nov 2014

Posted On

December 18, 2014

Place

Setagaya, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

SIGMA DP2 MERRILL