Friday, July 29, 2011
The kunisaki Peninsular in northern Kyushu is home to a huge number of stone buddhist statues.
many are created by craftsmen and many are "folk".
I can usually recognize Jizo, Kannon, Fudo Myoo, and rakan, but others are still beyond my knowledge.
Not all of them are old.... these are Kannon, I believe, and were at a temple known as a "womans" temple.
Not sure who this guy is, but he is my kind of buddha!!
Gradually I am learning more about the huge diversity of gods and buddhas that populate Japanese buddhism.
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.