These "Mizuko" or "water children" at the Hasedera temple complex represent children lost in pregnancy or that die at an early age. They are part of the mourning process in Japan. Despite the sad reason behind these figures, the benevolent look on each these statues faces touches me quite deeply.
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jeanfrancois (1259) 2005-06-18 8:55
I like the treatment of the subject, B&W and statues all alike. Very interesting note about Mizuko. Thanks for mentioning it.
ukasz (799) 2005-08-27 15:15
nice photo, i like the way the figures become unclear and dissapear gradually in the distance.. i like the toned b-w colour...
fmfelman (118) 2006-01-02 16:31
I really like the color and DOF in this photo. It appears that all of the statues are the same, os having only two rows in focus made for a nice composition.
picardo (2459) 2006-03-14 9:43
I like this picture because of the "pattern" in the little statues. Nice compo and sharpness
- Copyright: Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) (1478)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-04
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 100mm f/2.8MacroĜ58, ISO 100 RAW
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/3000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-06-18 8:12