Photo of the Day -84 Thousand Images of Jizou God in Yanaka

Yanaka area near Ueno has many temples.  IMG_8615After Kan’ei-ji Temple was built, many temples came to be built in this area owing to the goveIMG_8618rnmental policy.  Jomyo-in Temple is one of those which was built in 1666 as a part of Kan’ei-ji Temple.
In 1876, the priest of this temple called Myoun decided to erect one thousand stone images of Jizou, the guardian deity of children.  Having completed this, in 1879 he reset his goal to 84 thousand images.

Jomyo-in Temple (浄名院)
Address: 6-4 Ueno Sakuragi 2-chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo


The images of Jizou remind me of Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Kyoto.

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Nenbutsu-ji Temple in Kyoto (by 663highland; https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1536019)

 

 

 

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