Ojizo-sama, known as Jizo or Ksitigarbha, is seen as the guardian of children. These thousand Jizo statues are dedicated for children at Zojo-ji temple, which is introduced by a big name on TE.
I have continued respecting Ojizo-sama since my childhood. They also seem praying even for the future of TE.
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PixelTerror (0) 2009-06-15 22:31
Nice perspective, I like how the colors and elements are melting as we move away from the start
Have a nice day JY
Buin (42360) 2009-06-15 22:57
What a view! Your point of view creates an enomous depth into the somehow touching scenery. A really intriguing photo - even in the small version. In combination with the note a contribution truly in terms of TrekEarth!
Well, the future of TE only depends on the behaviour of its owners. Let's be wakeful!
Greetings from Germany!
Morac (27723) 2009-06-16 0:23
Thank you for having prayed for the future of TE.
I have hope.
sevy (15367) 2009-06-16 1:33
A nice photo you are presenting here. It is colorful, new for my european eye and well balanced in this square crop. It makes me think about the movies of Miyasaki like Chihiro.
You succeeded to present us a non well known piece of Japan.
PS: I am with you for the pray about TE.
nwoehnl (122) 2009-06-16 3:39
こんにちは Hisashi. A fine deep perspective along this lineup of jizo statues, well contrasted and vividly colorful. A beautiful introduction to this piece of Japanese culture, well captured.
And, finally, a humble "thank you" for putting a link to my photo :)
As a workshop, and as a present for you, I will post a photo that I took two months ago of these jizo statues at the same location. Sorry for the small size, I don't have a bigger one available at the moment.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2009-06-16 4:19
This practice and belief do not have an austere aspect. These coloured figurines are pleasant to look at, and cause the meditation. The photograph is built in order to obtain a pleasant depth. Colors and clearness are perfect. Cheer.
Have a nice day
pauloog (11747) 2009-06-16 6:03
A well composed, graphical and colourful but also very interesting witness of this Japanese traditional statues. The future is to the children...
rlrad (1845) 2009-06-16 8:48
I like this detail, it is a better POV than the one you linked to, at least for me. I, too, like the melting colors from foreground to the background. My eyes are drawn right down the line. Really a nice shot.
Thanks for sharing!
luighi (5297) 2009-06-16 11:10
Hi Hisashi ,
magnifica representacion en forma de imagen de el arte y la cultura de Japon.
Genial perspectiva y punto de vista , colores muy atractivos.
il_corsaro_nero (1373) 2009-06-16 12:08
Very good composition with a correct DOF and a fantastic range of tone colours.
The feeling is exactly to be there.
Very good work for the Sigma 12 24, one of my favorites..
Fis2 (89363) 2009-06-16 14:06
Very nicely photo.
Good frame and perspective.
I like the superb colors.
polpo56 (15136) 2009-06-16 14:30
Beautiful, very beautiful.
A colored diagonal running the entire frame, and it seems that it should continue indefinitely...
My best regards
dvlazar (6644) 2009-06-16 17:33
Well shot photo of these interesting little creatures - framed like this we can see some in detail and get the picture that they go on for ages as well.
karthikcs (271) 2009-06-16 23:46
Wow,, this is very beautifull .. Lovely shot and nice POV
phwall (6785) 2009-06-17 0:04
A very cute shot, the little statues dressed up to look like children with the flowers and the little windmills is superb.
I like it very much, excellent.
delkoo (68) 2009-06-17 2:30
nice repetition of statues,Adorned by flowers and hats and windmills, The colors makes a nice variation and a good contrast with the green background.
bukitgolfb301 (37542) 2009-06-17 16:57
Cretense (68695) 2009-06-18 6:06
Really impressive photo, great subject, great depth of field, fantastic diagonal perspective and blinding colours! congratulations!
John_F_Kennedy (43379) 2009-06-21 22:48
The colours intense but still natural. A superb shot with excellent light. Very nicely done.
gentedilivello (3095) 2009-06-22 0:02
you chose a perfect POV to frame this endless and colorful row of statues. Very nice composition and colors so vivid and bright.
jhm (143469) 2009-06-22 3:38
Your point of view creates a perfect depth into the somehow touching scenery.
A colored diagonal running the entire frame, and it seems that it should continue indefinitely.
Excellent picture good depth and perspective.
Very well composition, good of colour and presentation. TFS.
azizbilgili (2111) 2009-06-23 23:10
Nice perspective, very nice colours...
Angshu (56462) 2009-06-24 20:46
Thansk to you I now know a small bit about your culture. My daughter was very happy to see that in your country there's a guardian of children! Fine perspective created using these statues, made colourful by the dresses and flowers. A great use of wide lens here as well.
MarcT (20964) 2009-06-24 22:58
Wonderful traditional place. Nice colorful statues.
mkamionka (32353) 2009-06-26 23:58
interesting story, now I am sure the future of TE is in good hands...
Focales (22) 2009-06-28 0:05
Un festival de couleurs cette photo. Je ne connais pas le Japon mais je suis friande de découverte et j'ai eu grand plaisir à faire un peu le tour de tes images.
Merci de ta visite.
Bluejeans (64249) 2009-06-30 9:47
Ola Hisashi ,
Que lindo este lugar com estas estátuas de crianças bem coloridas e cheias de flores, gostei do ponto de visão dando destaque as estas figuras em primeiro plano ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-07-03 2:44
Fine view of this line of these Ksitigarbha. Excellent perspective, colours and low DOF
I like it a lot
TFS and have a nice weekend
Nolme (6829) 2009-07-27 12:04
Un alignement de poupées statues qui m'impressionne.
le cadrage mets en valeur leur alignement et leur nombre
iainsp (2626) 2010-10-19 15:29
A wonderful and intriguing photograph - your note gives just enough information to tantalize the reader, but leaves me wanting more - mocu like your photograph - which keeps me coming back for another look - will the row of Jizo ever end? Do they ALL have flowers? A great photograph. Thank you. Iain.
cornejo (35123) 2010-11-15 11:23
Greeting Hisashi, very good pespective and photo, very clarity and well colors, good shot and very good work, congratulation, have a nice week.
josepmarin (57885) 2011-01-23 3:18
A perfect framing to catch the spectacular perspective of this alignment of thousand statues with flowers, with an effective escape of lines towards the left side, which provides an elegant dynamism to your composition.
The field depth is very well managed, and I love the high quality level of the light and the colors.
An good informative note, as well.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, SIGMA 12-24mm F4.5-5.6 EX DG ASPHERICAL, RAW @ ISO 640
- Exposure: f/8, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-15 20:48