October 17, 2019

Statue of Jizo-bosatsu: Kencho-ji (Butsuden)

Statue of Jizo-bosatsu: Kencho-ji (Butuden)

Jizo Bosatsu is one embodiment of Kannon Bosatsu (Kannon Bodhisattva) who devotes himself to relieve all living things in this world of suffering.

He has a youthful monk-like figure holding Shakujo (priest's staff) in his right hand and Hoju (sacred gem) in his left hand.

He travels everywhere on foot with his staff to find agonizing people in the land of the living and compassionately relieves them by presenting his great wisdom (sacred gem). Furthermore, he goes into hell to rescue all lost souls from the flames of hell.

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