Mizumuke Jizo In Okunoin

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Prior to crossing the Gobyonohashi Bridge and entering into the most sacred part of Okunoin, where the mausoleum of Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon Buddhism, is located, you will come across a row of bronze statues, These mostly depict the Bodhisattva Jizo who looks after children, travellers, and the souls of the deceased, particularly those of deceased children. Continue reading “Mizumuke Jizo In Okunoin”

Folklore within Okunoin

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Regular readers of my reviews will know that I enjoy visiting old cemeteries for the fascinating insight they provide in terms of social history and, for the more famous cemeteries, the opportunity to visit the graves of well known people from history. Continue reading “Folklore within Okunoin”