Photographer's Note

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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Additional Photos by Martin Bailey (Bayleaf) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 154 W: 0 N: 104] (1484)
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