Jizo Statue at Hakone Chouan-ji Temple (Kanagawa, Japan)|仙石原・長安寺の羅漢像.  One of the most beloved of all Japanese divinities, Jizō works to ease the suffering and shorten the sentence of those serving time in hell, to deliver the faithful into Amida’s Western paradise (where inhabitants are no longer trapped in the six states of desire and karmic rebirth), and to answer the prayers of the living for health, success, children, and all manner of mundane petitions. In modern Japan, Jizō is a savior par excellence, a friend to all, never frightening even to children, and his/her many manifestations — often cute and cartoon-like in contemporary times — incorporate Taoist, Buddhist, and Shinto elements.  Text via www.onmarkproductions.com/html/jizo1.shtml

Jizo Statue at Hakone Chouan-ji Temple (Kanagawa, Japan)|仙石原・長安寺の羅漢像.  One of the most beloved of all Japanese divinities, Jizō works to ease the suffering and shorten the sentence of those serving time in hell, to deliver the faithful into Amida’s Western paradise (where inhabitants are no longer trapped in the six states of desire and karmic rebirth), and to answer the prayers of the living for health, success, children, and all manner of mundane petitions. In modern Japan, Jizō is a savior par excellence, a friend to all, never frightening even to children, and his/her many manifestations — often cute and cartoon-like in contemporary times — incorporate Taoist, Buddhist, and Shinto elements.  Text via www.onmarkproductions.com/html/jizo1.shtml

(Source: edelweiss8.exblog.jp)

  1. hollowfeathers reblogged this from thekimonogallery
  2. t2s4m reblogged this from fvckingblack
  3. mybelobru reblogged this from sacred-keys-to-horrific-dreams
  4. nihil-dicit reblogged this from thekimonogallery
  5. roxilla reblogged this from ashleywithcurls
  6. mrpeskin reblogged this from coldxstorm
  7. s-aintless reblogged this from coldxstorm
  8. confuse-me reblogged this from coldxstorm
  9. coldxstorm reblogged this from boatharbor
  10. luciferiansoul reblogged this from boatharbor
  11. kbradley420 reblogged this from kbradley420
  12. aoutcast reblogged this from frofection
  13. thetrippies reblogged this from wonderful-nonsensee
  14. wonderful-nonsensee reblogged this from frofection
  15. garrettsorel reblogged this from nextbae
  16. fool-sex reblogged this from nextbae
  17. yeuupthisismylife reblogged this from nextbae
  18. rawwquel reblogged this from nextbae
  19. yourcooch reblogged this from nextbae
  20. who-shot-me reblogged this from nextbae
  21. shipwrecked-pirate reblogged this from nextbae
  22. lovepatriciaponte reblogged this from nextbae
  23. nobodyaskedu reblogged this from nextbae
  24. khaygotkush reblogged this from nextbae
  25. heyitsmaryellen reblogged this from nextbae
  26. nextbae reblogged this from xsellervte
  27. errantphilocalist reblogged this from enlightened-eloquently
  28. enlightened-eloquently reblogged this from thekimonogallery
  29. childofthenature reblogged this from dhaxrma
  30. drewfield reblogged this from swallow-acid-please
  31. rissana reblogged this from serebro-shipper
  32. sickk-andd-disgustingg reblogged this from hyperactives
  33. serebro-shipper reblogged this from puppytears324
  34. puppytears324 reblogged this from hyperactives