Rokujizo, Zenkoji Temple, Nagano, Japan

A priest is giving a guided tour of Zenkōji Temple (善光寺) in Nagano, Japan. The belief about the Rokujizō (Six Jizo) Statues in the background is that they are able to commune with the six realms of hell, beasts, carnage, starvation, human beings and divine beings.

A black-and-white film version of a similar scene is available here.

Priest Monk Tour Guide, Zenkoji Temple, Nagano, Japan Photo
Guided Tour, Zenkoji Temple, Nagano, Japan

Shot with iPhone 5. Edited in Lightroom 5.7.
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Norbert Woehnl is a German Freelance Photographer based in Tokyo, Japan, specializing in Travel, Location, Editorial and Commercial Photography.

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