Photographer's Note

In Hasedera's Jizou-Dou (Hase Temple) these Jizou represent still-born, miscarried or aborted babies. Parents grieving their children that didn't make it into this world come to this particular part of the temple to pray for them.

To explain the title of the photo, "Sentai" is simply "one thousand (objects)", to represent the number of statues. See the reason in my other photo from this site "Sentai (Mizuko) Jizou #2".
"Mizuko" directly translated mean "Water Child". A term used for still born or aborted babies.
See the other photos from this day trip here.

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