Statue Of Ksitigarbha Was Being Washed

Statue was being washed

The statue was always being washed

Shot at Kogan-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Sugamo, Tokyo.

The precinct was crowded. And a queue was there. A stone statue stood in the front of the queue. The statue in the photo was that. It was Ksitigarbha. It was just being washed by a prayer.

When a worshiper finished washing, another worshiper came to wash. So it kept being washed. I worried that it became a just block of stone by being washed in the near future. It was believed that the statue has a power to cure the disease. So many elderly people come to pray and wash it.

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Photo No.
1321
Shooting Date
Oct 2007
Posted On
January 15, 2008
Place
Sugamo, Tokyo
Genre
Street Photography
Archive
JAN 2008 STILL LIFE TOKYO
Camera
CANON EOS 1V
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Trivial Moments: Street Photography by Tetsu Ozawa
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