Crash Course: Jizo

You've probably noticed them at┬átemples around Japan - silent rows of miniature statues, some clad in red caps or bibs, some with candles burned to stubs at their feet. Who are these tiny guardians? They're jizo, protectors of travelers, women and - especially - children. Jizo, also known by their longer title of O-jizo-sama, are... Continue Reading →

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