Friday, July 29, 2011

Buddhas, Jizo, and other statues of Kunisaki 3

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The kunisaki Peninsular in northern Kyushu is home to a huge number of stone buddhist statues.

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many are created by craftsmen and many are "folk".

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I can usually recognize Jizo, Kannon, Fudo Myoo, and rakan, but others are still beyond my knowledge.

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Not all of them are old.... these are Kannon, I believe, and were at a temple known as a "womans" temple.

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Not sure who this guy is, but he is my kind of buddha!!

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Gradually I am learning more about the huge diversity of gods and buddhas that populate Japanese buddhism.

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These are the last I will post for now., next will be magaibutsu... carvings directly into cliffs and rocks. Kunisaki has more of these than any other area of japan.

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2 comments:

  1. Lovely set!
    My favorite... the laughing budda!
    Have a great weekend.

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  2. Love the Kannon!! very beautiful

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