Maya Tenjyoji Temple in Kobe Japan
Statue of Jizo bodhisattva
The Jizo bodhisattva restored in 2006 is a big statue of 5.8m iheight. This istatue was made in 1908. In Japan, Ksitigarbha, known as Jiz?, or Ojiz?-sama as he is respectfully known, is one of the most loved of all Japanese divinities. His statues are a common sight, especially by roadsides and in graveyards. Traditionally, he is seen as the guardian of children, particularly children who died before their parents.
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