Smiling Jizo In Daien-Ji

Jizo smiling
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The statues were smiling happily

Shot at Daien-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Meguro, Tokyo.

Daien-Ji was on the halfway up a steep hill called 'GYONIN-ZAKA'. GYONIN means a position of Buddhist monks in medieval times. Once the Mt.Fuji was seen from the slope. Yet it was surrounded by the tall buildings and I couldn't find the figure.

In a corner of the precinct, I found some statues of Jizo standing. While they stood together, they were looking upward faintly and constantly smiling. All of them had full-fleshed earlobes. It was believed that the full-fleshed earlobe was a sign of the enrichment. The statues could have money in plenty.

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DATA

Photo No

5581

Shooting Date

May 2011

Posted On

July 17, 2011

Place

Meguro, Tokyo

Genre

Still Life Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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