Smiling Jizo In Daien-Ji

Jizo smiling

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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Information of this photo

Photo No.
5581
Shooting Date
May 2011
Posted On
July 17, 2011
Place
Meguro, Tokyo
Genre
Still Life Photography
Archive
JUL 2011 STILL LIFE TOKYO
Camera
OLYMPUS PEN E-P2
Lens
M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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