Buddhist Statues

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The first time I encountered this small collection of Buddhist statues was in spring .I remember how the area seemed so peaceful and I wondered how long the weathered Jizo had been looking south towards the small village of Ochiai.

These statues frequently represent the Buddhist divinity Jizo who is the patron god of travelers and pilgrims as well as expectant mothers, children, and even firemen.

Jizo is a Bodhisattva or one who has achieved enlightenment yet has remained behind to help others along the spiritual path.

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