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.


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.


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