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Scary Statue

Hi blog. Sorry things have been too quiet for too long at Wild in Japan.  I’ll save you the excuses and get on with this quick post. Unfortunately, between me starting this post and now that series of large earthquakes … Continue reading

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If I said you had a nice Bodhisattva, would you hold it against me?

A fairly common sight along backroads in my immediate area is Buddhist statues, mostly the various forms of Kannon and Jizo. Jizo (地蔵), or Jizo Bosatsu (地蔵菩薩) is mostly known as a guardian of children and of travellers.  Kannon (観音) … Continue reading

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