Shot at Jomyo-In, a Buddhist temple in Ueno, Tokyo.
Passing through the spacious cemeteries called Yanaka Reien, I came to a Buddhist temple. It was Jomyo-In, which was built in 1666 as one of 36 temples which belonged to Kanei-Ji, a Buddhist temple built by the Tokugawa Shogunate. So this temple was under the control of the shogunate. However, I couldn't feel any influences of the shogunate even I walked around the precinct. Its precinct was modest and silent.
The difference from other ordinary Buddhist temples was that there were many Jizo statues in this precinct. The place in this photo was crammed with the statues. The statues were so old that they peeled in large flakes. Looking closer, there were some new statues in spots. Anyway, these statues prayed for ordinary people for a long time.
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September 21, 2019
Still Life Photography
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