Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Jizō Statues, Koya-San





NP and I were lucky enough to travel to Koya-San. This mountain is very special. In the graveyard there were very large trees and these little Jizo Statues. They protect little children in the afterlife and are decorated in these lovely bibs, aprons and hats.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Ooh these are so beautiful! I saw similar ones in Nikko (there's a small photo here: http://bit.ly/Lb0C5

Thanks for sharing such lovely images!

Mads said...

Aw! I stayed at Koya San when I lived in Japan. It was one of my favourite places! So peaceful (and cool in the summer months!).x

Feeling Fuzzy? said...

Isn't it an amazing place? NP and I stayed at one of the monasteries... we were invited to join chanting and mediation at 5.30am every morning... NP is quite a sleepy head so he missed most of the sessions... one morning he woke up late and his slippers had disappeared! I think it was the monks playing a trick on him... he had to walk a long way through snow to get to breakfast in bare feet!

ii-ne-kore said...

wonderful images. i love koyasan - a very special place. did you stay in a temple? the one i was at had the most amazing shojin ryori, and the sheen and feel of the worn wooden floors, wow.