Jizō Statues, Hasedera Temple, Kamakura, Japan

Jizō Statues at Hase-dera Temple (長谷寺) in Kamakura, Japan. Jizō is seen as the guardian of children – in particular, children who died before their parents – and is believed to help their souls reach paradise. Parents place the statues that remain in place for about a year; it is estimated that some 50,000 Jizo statues have been placed at Hase-dera since WWII.

Jizo Statues, Hasedera Temple, Kamakura, Japan Photo
Jizō Statues, Hasedera Temple, Kamakura, Japan

Shot with Mamiya 6 and 50mm f/4 lens on Fujicolor Pro 160 NS film. Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab.

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