Sunday, January 3, 2016

Nanzoin Temple part 3


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The final post on some of the multitude of statues at Nanzoin temple in Sasaguri, Fukuoka. here is a nice tableau of the shichifukujin, the seven Lucky Gods.

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In every nook and cranny there are tiny Jizo statues....

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These seem to be a Buddhist Jizo version of the 7 lucky gods.....

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yet more Jizo.......

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Sakimori were various forms of frontier guardians, and this curious statue is a memorial to police, sdf, coast guard and firefighters....

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