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Jizo Statues

2011 International Photography Exhibition
"Jizo Statues"
Location: Mount Takao, Japan
Photographer: Kristina Ward
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Staff
Category: Places
Award: 2nd Place

In the photographer's words: "These are Jizo statues at a shrine on one of the paths to the summit of Mt. Takao, which is in southeastern part of the Kanto uplands near Tokyo. I was struck by the visual symmetry of the statues and the tranquility that the image conveyed. There is also a sadness that surrounds the Jizo as they are adorned with red caps in hopes that the dieties will protect childrens' souls and guide them to heaven."

Jizo Statues