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Smiling Jizo statue at Sennyu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan. In japanese Smiling face is "EGAO".

Jizu Statue - In Japanese folklore, Jizu are benevolent spirits who protect children

Sanzenin, Kyoto, Japan: photo by masataka (inspiration! wish moss actually grew in our semi-arid climate)

Jizo in Winter by Messhy on Flickr.  My heart is full

Sometimes you just need a hat Jizo statue (Ksitigarbha in Sanksrit, a boddhisatva) in snow, Japan

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BUDDHA~chibi Jizo statues, I think that these two, found in front of a restaurant from Taito-ku, Tokyo,


nostalgia-gallery: “ Tiny Jizo statue at Ohara-Sanzen-in-Temple / Kyoto,JAPAN ”

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Bowing Jizo Statue - Jizo, is the protector of children, women and travelers in the six realms of existence. A statue of Jizo is a thoughtful gift for a friend who has suffered a loss.

Jizo statue in Koyto, Japan. S)

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Smiling Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan 愛宕念仏寺

Smiling Jizo statue at Otagi Nenbutsu-ji temple, Kyoto, Japan 愛宕念仏寺 Is this where the idea of Yoda came from?

Be Silent! He Who Knows All Secrets Is Present.  ~Rumi

thekimonogallery: “Jizo statue at Mt. Photography by oort oort on photohito”

Statuette d'un moine et d'un lapin dans l'île de Miyajma, Japan.

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These are called Jizo. They are little gods that protect the souls of deceased children.