Ancient jizo statues at famous Daitokuji (Daitoku-ji) Temple. Buddhist zen temple of Rinzai school.

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Ancient jizo statues at famous Daitokuji (Daitoku-ji) Temple. Buddhist zen temple of Rinzai school. They are small statues made of granite stone and are childlike in appearance. Jizo is a Buddhist deity introduced into Japan during the Heian period. According to Japanese Buddhist tradition, he is associated with protecting and helping children, women, and travellers. But now it appears he is associated with helping never born children find peace and solace
Location: Kyoto Japan