March 1, 2010

A Jibo-kannon statue in Jochi-ji temple


Jibo-kannon-bosatsu, a kannon image embracing a baby closely, symbolizes the pure and unconditional affection which a mother pours out on her children. "Jibo" means a affectionate mother.

Jibo-kannon-bosatsu is believed to show profound mercy and affection to all living things and compassionately watch over us to release us from any agony and distress.

2 comments:

Isma said...

Good morning.
I'm a spanish student of History and I'm writting an article about japanese religions. I would like to ask you for permission to use the image of Jibo-Kannon-bosatsu. Obviously, I will mention you in the article.

I hope your answer.
Thank you very much in advance.

Kunihiko said...

Dear Isma,

Thank you for your kind contact.

I am very glad to know that you became interested in my photograph.
Please feel free to use it as you see fit.
I am delighted to be able to help your wonderful blog.

Regards,

Kunihiko
From the Garden of Zen