Friday, April 8, 2016

More Monkeys of Koshinsha


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I am intrigued by the eclectic collections of figures left at various kinds of "folk" altars around Japan.

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So here are some more of the monkeys left at Koshinsha in Nogata.

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Toys and dolls can often be found alongside icons from Shinto, Buddhism, Hinduism and even sometimes Christianity.

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Sarubobo dolls and ema were also prevalent.

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