At the Nihon-ji temple there were a huge pile of these jizou-san figures left as offerings. At most temples they have wooden boards called ema which you buy and then write your wish for things such as good health, success in school, etc. (Such as shown here). This is the same concept except they were using these molded plastic figures. A different and neat idea but maybe not so environmentally friendly. I hope they are recycled.
See here for a wider viewpoint.
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Albrecht (11279) 2007-01-31 9:09
Thanks for the note.Interesting to read and see the picture that tells the story.
I like that in a picture.Good use of DOF and compo.
greetings from Holland
bwiti (402) 2007-01-31 9:36
Tres jolie photo...
pineapple (74) 2007-01-31 13:26
ah... very cool.
The sharpness and clarity of the foreground shows the doll details beatifully, and then the 'blurriness' off into the distance shows the huge numbers of dolls... it almost looks like a rubbish dump!
It's quite funny too, as I have a soapstone (?) carving of a doll that looks almost identical... cept I purchsed mine in the street leading up to Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto!
Thanks for another great photo :-)
kozak (711) 2007-02-01 11:19
very cool picture. I love the colour contrasts. I mean with the red in the foreground and shades in the back. It gives it a dynamic affect.
- Copyright: Mike Chachich (mdchachi) (1617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-06
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS, ISO 200
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Japan 2006
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 8:11