Jizo Statues

December 5, 2015

This is a row of about 70 stone statues of Jizo, a Bodhisattva who cares for the deceased.  This particular group of Jizo statues is alternately called "Bake Jizo" (Ghost Jizo), "Narabi Jizo" (Jizo in a Line), or "Hyaku Jizo" (100 Jizo).  These statues look over the Kanmangafuchi Abyss near central Nikko.  We got to see these statues right before sunset and it was a truly unique experience and oddly haunting.  

 

 

 

 

 

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