Statue Of Ksitigarbha Was Being Washed

Statue was being washed
Shot at Kogan-Ji, a Buddhist temple in Sugamo, Tokyo ©Tetsu Ozawa
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The statue was always being washed

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.

日本語
Jan 2008 STILL LIFE TOKYO

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PHOTO DATA

No

1321

Shooting Date

Oct 2007

Posted On

January 15, 2008

Modified On

January 19, 2020

Place

Sugamo, Tokyo

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

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