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In this otherewise sombre scene the flowers gave a touch of life.

This gentle and serene figure is known as Jizo, a Japanese Bodhisattva. Japanese Buddhists believe that Jizo assists the wandering souls of deceased children and those condemned to Hell. Jizo figures at Hase-dera in Kamakura are placed here by parents that hae lost young infants or have miscarried.

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Additional Photos by Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 66 N: 1986] (14361)
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